New year, new rules: Rule No. 14
Rule No. 14: Redefine offsides
In basketball, there's nothing prettier than a backdoor cut that ends in a layup. But when the same thing happens in soccer -- like Clint Dempsey's controversial disallowed goal against Algeria in the World Cup -- it's offsides. So here's the switch: Once a team gains possession inside the 18-yard box, there is no offsides. Playmakers like Lionel Messi would become that much more dangerous, and defenders would be forced to, you know, defend, rather than ...
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