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new NCAA clock rules

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    I guess these people thought four-hour games were a good thing.
    Personally, I would have made one of two changes: 1). Shorter or fewer TV timeouts or 2). Kept it as-was, but have the TV networks block out four hours for games instead of the 3 1/2 that they do now.
  2. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    It's an NCAA change, which meant that people were going to hate it regardless of what it was.

    Personally, I could take it or leave it -- assuming I'm not writing on deadline.
  3. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    and on deadline, i take it!

    yeah, what would help is limiting tv timeouts, but that's never gonna happen

    apparently someone did a study and it cut an average of a little more than 18 plays a game
  4. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    I had a game last Thursday, started 6:05 p.m., ended at 8:40. That's what you want in a night game.
  5. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Where was this game at JB? Quincy U or Western Illinois????

    If they really need a clock rule, the NFL could use one. To give the pregame and halftime crap 5 minutes to do their thing and get the hell off the field.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    cfbstats.com did a study comparing opening weekend to last season. It was 17.somethingoranother plays lost per game.
  7. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Western Illinois.

    It was the fastest night game I've ever covered there.
  8. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    The Leathernecks didn't screw around last week! That is unreal for a game to end that quick.

    My brother-in-law is taking classes over in Macomb. If UNI playing at Macomb this year, we'll plan on heading down to watch the game at Hanson Field. But he'll pull for the Panthers, since we're from NE Iowa.
  9. Rufino

    Rufino Active Member

    The new rules suck. If you want to trim time without cutting commercials, why not end the practice of stopping the clock every time you move the chains for a first down? It would make the game flow much more naturally than what they're doing. If you want to stop the clock on first downs in the last two or three minutes of a half, fine, but who needs to stop the clock for a 12 yard completion on the first play of the game?
  10. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I still like the idea of cutting commercials. There comes a point when the commercial breaks are too long or too frequent that they just become a major annoyance.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    But we all know that's not going to happen. I have a feeling the clock changes will be a one year thing. Too many people are bitching about it already. I'll agree it makes sense to start the clock when the ball is kicked on a kickoff makes sense but starting the game clock before the ball is snapped after a possession change makes absolutely no fucking sense at all. It also alters in-game strategy for no good reason.

    The Miami-FSU game had a great example of how fucked up this rule change is. Miami had all three timeouts remaining prior to Florida State's last possession. Normally that means you can stop the clock after 1st, 2nd and 3rd down and still have plenty of time left when you get the ball back. But with the new fucked-up rule Miami had to burn a time out BEFORE first down. Makes no sense at all.

    The great thing about this is, nobody at the NCAA will admit that ESPN/ABC pushed for this rule change. This didn't come from the coaches, ADs or commissioners.
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    The new rules suck ass. Your team is down four with 1:30 left, they get the ball, they're ready to drive ... except by the time they get a play off, they've lost 15 or 20 seconds. Maybe two or three plays. It's ridiculous. It's like getting hit with a 15-yard penalty because you did your job of stopping the other team. Teams will adjust, but God willing this is a one-year thing.
    As a reporter, it's nice I guess. As a fan, it just feels like I'm being cheated somehow.
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