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Denver Post sports columnist Mark Kiszla answered questions about all things Colorado sports in a live chat on Monday. Here are the highlights:

What’s your take on OT rules in NFL? Should both teams be allowed a possession regardless of offense or defense touchdown?

Kiszla: So glad you asked. Hate is an ugly word. But I hate the NFL’s overtime rules. It’s absurd that Kansas City didn’t get a chance to respond after Tom Brady led the Patriots to a touchdown on the opening possession of overtime in the AFC championship game. Wouldn’t it have been very possible that Patrick Mahomes could’ve led the Chiefs to a TD if given a chance? That a coin flip could have such a big influence on the outcome of the game is, to be blunt, stupid.I have long suggested that both teams are allowed at least one possession in overtime, unless a defensive TD ends the game on the opening drive. Too simple? Maybe. But it would be a better rule than what the NFL now has on the books.

How does the NFL fix its officiating? Good god, that missed call for the Saints was atrocious. I’m a Rams fan, I don’t mind, but wow.

Kiszla: I take the minority position that we all complain too much about bad calls. Mistakes happen. New Orleans’ Drew Brees threw a pick in overtime. A zebra blew an obvious pass interference call during the final 2 minutes of the fourth quarter, while Saints coach Sean Payton also erred with atrocious clock management at game’s end. Stuff happens. But that blown call was among the most egregious I can recall. That ref or those refs judged responsible should be suspended … or re-trained, perhaps for a job as a barista at Starbucks.

If you had a vote, would you vote for Barry Bonds and/or Roger Clemens?

Kiszla: I do have a Hall of Fame vote. And I do vote for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. Every year. They are two of the greatest players in baseball history. They are strongly suspected of being drug cheats. I think they should get plaques in Cooperstown. And I think their achievements and suspected misdeeds should be on the plaque. I’ve said this often: The Hall of Fame is a museum, not a church.

Last year, the concerns were: Is Vance Joseph cut out for this coaching gig and is Paxton Lynch cut out for being a franchise QB. We have those answers: Not in Denver. Any leading indicators that Vic Fangio is the guy?

Kiszla: Vic Fangio won his introductory press conference. Winning a press conference is no indication that a coach will win the Super Bowl. But, as I told John Elway after Fangio was introduced, he has a fighting chance. And as I also mentioned to Elway last week, when Vance Joseph was introduced, I felt pretty confident the Broncos had made the wrong hire. I’m optimistic, however, about Fangio. So that’s a move in the right direction.

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