Is Sports taking too long?

Is Sports taking too long?

This is a discussion on Is Sports taking too long? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; https://www.wsj.com/articles/hurry-u...em-11565611616 Interesting opinion, but when I comes to college football, I disagree. Commercials are what extends college football games. The clock rules have basically remained ...

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    Is Sports taking too long?

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/hurry-u...em-11565611616

    Interesting opinion, but when I comes to college football, I disagree. Commercials are what extends college football games. The clock rules have basically remained the same, but the TV timeouts have increased.

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    The attention spans of viewers has declined.
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    I've been to one NFL game. The TV time-outs drove me nuts.
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    The routine NFL game contains 20 commercial breaks and over 100 ads.

    In the NFL, the rules call for 10 commercial breaks in each half of a game: The placement of two ad breaks is mandatory — at the end of a quarter and at the two-minute warning before the end of a half — and eight are optional.

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    Whats wrong with commercials?...They give you time to grab a another cold one and some beer munchies

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    YES, they are given 6-8 hours of airtime to waste yet no matter what the exhibition it is they find ways of dragging it out longer interfering with subsequent programming.
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    Do not watch much sports on TV anymore
    And ticket prices are out of my reach anymore.
    I still enjoy watching my favorite colleges play football on Saturday.
    The rest of the overpaid prima donnas can pound sand.

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    Never cared to watch sports. Play yes, but can’t stand to watch.

    Heck, we cancelled our cable service and now the TV just collects dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Do not watch much sports on TV anymore
    And ticket prices are out of my reach anymore.
    I still enjoy watching my favorite colleges play football on Saturday.
    The rest of the overpaid prima donnas can pound sand.
    College football...Yes
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    I only attend college football and pro baseball games, and I don’t notice that they get drug out. I know there are a lot of commercial breaks, but usually at the college games they have things going on to keep the audience entertained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    The attention spans of viewers has declined.
    And that of moron commentators. Baseball is baseball - its not a non-stop action movie. Geez. And Golf, seriously, Golf? Just go watch paint dry if you need a thrill at that level!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PPS1980 View Post
    And that of moron commentators. Baseball is baseball - its not a non-stop action movie. Geez. And Golf, seriously, Golf? Just go watch paint dry if you need a thrill at that level!
    I do watch a little golf cuz they amaze me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornhusker95 View Post
    I do watch a little golf cuz they amaze me
    Helps when you have insomnia too I bet
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    Quote Originally Posted by PPS1980 View Post
    Helps when you have insomnia too I bet
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