Overtime. I've always maintained that shootout OT is an abomination of football. It's like playing 2 on 2 hockey. It's not football, it's just garbage. No clock management, no field position, no special teams (other than FGs).
Why do we have overtime? Because apparently fans hate ties. I tell you some of the most exciting games I've ever seen ended in ties. There was a game at Ivor Wynne in 1981 when the big bad Eskimos had to come back from 20 points down to tie the game. The 2005 Grey Cup, ended tied after regulation. But the main point that needs making is that ties are quite rare in football. Without overtime the CFL average is about 2½ ties per season league wide. Are ties really such a menace? Hardly. It's not like hockey where Buffalo used to finish up 32-28-20! I'd rather see a tie than one team outscore the other 14-12 in OT with no clock and instant field position.
Now playoffs is different, OT is required to settle games. We must ask: why is the shootout format used? It's for TV. The network (and back in the day it was the CBC) didn't like long games and the 2 5 min halves took too long. Well BOO F'n HOO! CBC and TSN have no problem broadcasting 2 or 3 triple and quadruple OT hockey games every spring and if sacred playoff hockey OT was ever touched we'd have riots in the streets. Why should football be forced to bastardize itself? So even those who actually LIKE shootout OT must even admit that playoff games and Grey Cups should be decided by proper 5 or 10 minute halves of football with field position and special teams. After all, it's only one long playoff game every 4 or 5 years, and only 2 OT Grey Cups in over 100 years. I think TSN can handle that if they can handle those ridiculous hockey OTs multiple times per year.