Seriously: is there anything lamer than settling a World Cup title on penalty kicks? It's a tough game, yes, I get that. But you don't settle the World Series on a home run derby, or a basketball game on free throws, or the Super Bowl on ... what? Field goal kicks? You don't settle a tennis tournament on an ace-shooting contest, or a major in golf with a bunch of putts. You don't. You play the damned game.