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There Are No Ties in Football!

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San Pedro Pirates warming up before the game. LAist/Jimmy Bramlett

Donavan McNabb and I have one thing in common: I had no idea the LA City Section Championship Division Final could end in a tie. But indeed that is what happened after the San Pedro Pirates Benjamin Weischedel caught a 15-yard fade pass in the back of the endzone as time expired. The second-seeded Pirates and the top-seeded Narbonne Gauchos were crowned co-champions Saturday afternoon when the game ended in a 21-21 tie.

We should have all seen it coming. In the regular season, the bitter rivals played to a 6-6 tie in regulation until the Gauchos won it in triple overtime (which as every Pedro fan told me was stolen by Narbonne).

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Regardless having these two teams tie is like telling the Dodgers and the Giants that they are co-champions for the NL West. It just leaves a bad taste in your mouth.