I’ll confess, as I watched overtime in the Steelers and the Titans, I hated the running into the kicker call. No question that it was a foul by the letter of the law, but you had to let it go under the conditions.
But I’ve had a chance to think things over. I don’t want officials to be thinking about the game situation when they make their calls. NHL officials think that way, and they practically swallow their whistles in overtime. They may keep them from deciding the game, but the resulting game can get pretty ugly.
Just make the call and let the chips fall where they may.