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new NCAA clock rules

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

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Teams leading by a touchdown or less late in the game are already getting multiple false starts (oops!) and running off extra time that way. As soon as one of the sacred cows of college football loses a game that way, the NCAA will step in and make adjustments.
  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the first down thing is the obvious answer. Not sure why that wasn't considered.
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    The new clock rules certainly didn't stop Louisville from playing another 3:30 game.
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    The team I covered played a shorter game last week -- against a running team.
    This week it plays a passing team. I expect three hours and change.
  5. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Why would ESPN/ABC want the game speeded up? I thought they were the reason for the longer games and they didn't think it was a problem. Most games in most sports seem to take longer these days and it's usually TV's fault.
    Maybe I have ADHD, but I don't have the time, patience or attention span to sit through a four-hour game.
    Something had to be done to move things along.
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    They didn't like the early game bleeding over into the time slot for the later game.
  7. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Then what they should have done was block out four hours for a game instead of 3:30.
  8. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    It's possible I'm absolutely wrong, but doesn't the rule of stopping the clock on a first down really open up games to comebacks? In the NFL you can't throw a 40-yarder over the middle if there's 15 seconds left, because by the time you get set up again the game's all but over. In college, the clock stops, so that middle of the field is open to you and you don't have to throw everything to the sidelines.

    Like I say, I could be misunderstanding things, but that's why I always liked the college rule.

    On a semi-related subject, the Steelers-Dolphins game showed NBC is going to make full use of the awful sequence of score TD -- commercials -- ensuing kickoff -- commercials.
  9. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    True. Obviously, they had their reasons not to do that.
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