They do things a little different over the pond and not all of it's bad. For instance, in any sport in the US there is very rarely a draw (or tie as they like to call it). They play regular season games to the death if they can in the form of overtime or as in baseball, play extra innings until there's a winner. We play 90 minutes or thereabouts in most sports everywhere else and then call it a day, regardless of the score. In the US everyone in the stadium knows how long is left which makes for very exciting conclusions in tight games. Everywhere else only the referee knows how long's left and that seems a bit daft to me. In the US if there's a dead ball situation the clock stops whereas everywhere else the clock continues to run and we have to rely on the one bloke in charge to be fair when adding that time on at the end. In the US, the finals (or playoffs as we call them) are best of five or seven. Can you imagine the FA cup being a best of five in the final? OK, that's going a bit too far but you get the drift.