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NFL games have 12 minutes of action (95% of football is nothing happening)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by rondembo, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. rondembo

    rondembo New Member

    A new study proves that the average 3 hour NFL game has 12 minutes of action, or roughly 95% of the game is nothing happening except lots of players standing around, replays and commercials. So basically football is as slow and boring as baseball. No wonder people get more excited by commercials than the game.



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  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    We discussed this when the article came out last month.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    This study ain't new. It's been known for years that there's a total of about 11 minutes of actual action. Baseball's roughly the same amount of time.

    The NBA's time is mostly action, except for when the clock continues running after a basket and before it's inbounded. The NHL is the only one of the four major (or so) sports in the U.S. in which action fills up the entire clock.
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    You can show a replay of almost ANY NFL play (and TV usually does) and find something to discuss or something you didn't notice the first time.

    A replay of "Ball Two, low and outside!" doesn't have the same effect.
  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    That article is a month old. Do they deliver your Wall Street Journal by pony express?
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    A new study shows that the troll rendumbo has been banned from Internet forums near and far.

    An old study, dating back 20 years or so, shows what he claims is new.

    That's because he's a sock puppet troll.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Who gives a flying fuck?

    It took Usain Bolt less than one minute to win all his gold medals in China. The Summer Olympics lasted 17 days. The marathon had three hours of action.

    Guess which event I'll remember for decades?
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Intrigued. Newsletter?
  9. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    The men's volleyball final?
  10. rondembo

    rondembo New Member

    The Usain Bolt broadcast does not lost 3 hours. It lasts a few minutes before hand, 10 seconds of sprinting and then celebration.

    The marathon is now shown in full. Generally the beginning and the last lap is shown. All the inbetween is not.

    Football is televised even when they are just standing around, which is what the majority of the game is.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The way NBC shows an event it does last 3 hours. 2 hour and 59 minute build up to keep viewers on edge of seat and race at 10:59 just before break for local news.
  12. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Hey trollboy, which is it?

    Is football the sport full of dynamic NON-STOP hits or is it the one where people stand around doing nothing for most of the game?

    You've said both within a couple of hours now.
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