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Dear NFL: Quit having timeouts after kicks

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SnoopyBoy, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    The only thing worse than watching the NFL on TV and all the ads is being there in person and watching everyone stand around. There is nothing worse than when someone scores a TD and they cut to commercial after the PAT. They come back for the kickoff, and then back to commercial. So basically, in a span of eight minutes you have a kickoff and that's it. That is brutal. Not that the NFL is humming along and making money, but they need to quit having those timeouts after kicks.
    Perhaps this is why I like soccer so much. No fucking timeouts.
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    You undercut a pretty strong argument with those last two sentences.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No the worst is running a play for a punt. Commercial. Run the next play. Commercial.
    Limit the fucking breaks to change of possession and time outs.
    But.. we have to make sure Fox gets all the breaks it can... so we'll throw in time outs for now fucking reason other than Fox and to break up a game's flow...
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

    This is nothing new. Happens in college games all the time, too.

    It's annoying as a fan, sure, but when I'm covering a game the breaks give me time to write if I'm on deadline.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    a TV timeout at YOUR games?
  6. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    The score, commercial, kickoff, commercial sequence is very annoying but it only happens a few times a game. If you watch closely, it happens only after a team has scored on a long drive. If a team scores on something like a 12-play drive, they don't get the breaks in during the drive unless there's an injury, challenge or end of the quarter. They're required to get X amount of commercial breaks in.

    You can bitch about it all you want, but it's not going to change.
  7. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Hey, three of them were televised. I don't miss CBS' lengthy broadcasts.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Actually it was the penultimate (HI DOOLEY!!!) sentence that killed it.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Methinks you're nuts
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Hey man, those robots don't pay for themselves.
  11. Fucking robots. Can't they anything besides jump around and point?
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    why do you hate the robots?
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