Some readers might well conclude, after reading the following "tie game" comments, that at age 82 perhaps I've finally jumped off the rails of reality. Nevertheless, it's time to express my personal thoughts about why multiple overtimes, tiebreaker events, extra innings, or long, drawn-out ways to end athletic contests are not usually in the best interests of either the contestants or the spectators. Game results, I believe, should not be based on which contestant is the first to run out of energy. There must be a more rational way to determine which opponent has played the better game in its normally accepted timeframe. That contestant should be declared the winner.