In American football, the winner of the coin toss can make a choice now (usually to receive the kick-off which starts the game), or can defer their choice to the second half (thus having the option to receive the kick-off in the second half).
Suppose there were two evenly matched teams, and the halftime score were 17-16. Before evaluating their chances, I would want to know (at least) one more thing.
If the 17-point team had deferred, and was now receiving the ball in the third quarter, I would consider it ahead, both on points and on the "deferred" reception.
But suppose this right belonged to the 16-pointer. Would the deferred reception give them the better chance of winning?
The value of this could be no more than a touchdown, and probably a lot less. It may not even be the value of a field goal.
Are there any estimates or quantifications of the deferred reception privilege, and the "extra" possession privilege that it confers?