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Hulk
01-18-2010, 11:11 AM
This is interesting. The Wall Street Journal watched a bunch of football games and recorded the amount of actual time the ball is in play on the field. Result: 11 minutes total (even though each game is about 3 hours long).

"There's very little actual football in a football game."

Here's the article. (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704281204575002852055561406.html)

corsair23
01-18-2010, 01:00 PM
Wow...

If you could get just the action plus maybe 10 secs on either side of each play you could watch a game in under 1/2 hour :D

rover67
01-18-2010, 02:13 PM
Wow...

If you could get just the action plus maybe 10 secs on either side of each play you could watch a game in under 1/2 hour :D

don't think they'd make too much money at it like that though...

MountainMan
01-18-2010, 02:16 PM
i watch games like that with TiVO - I have my remote setup with a FF button that jumps forward 30seconds. So if i hit that right after the tackle then it puts me about 2 seconds before the next snap. do that and jump the commercials, i can get through a game in 30 mins easy. love it!

FJBRADY
01-18-2010, 02:58 PM
It's kind like the club snow run....your really only moving for 10 minutes :hill:

Shark Bait
01-18-2010, 07:00 PM
There is also NFL RedZone (http://redzonetv.nfl.com/). :D

Corbet
01-18-2010, 10:13 PM
It's kind like the club snow run....your really only moving for 10 minutes :hill:
:lmao::lmao::lmao:

wesintl
01-25-2010, 03:47 PM
i watch games like that with TiVO - I have my remote setup with a FF button that jumps forward 30seconds. So if i hit that right after the tackle then it puts me about 2 seconds before the next snap. do that and jump the commercials, i can get through a game in 30 mins easy. love it!

I did this for the jets/indy game. We were out skiing and came back. My buddy has dish and some other onkyo unit that had a couple ff buttons. One was 30 sec and I timed the 4th quarter using it. we were done in 12-13 min. :eek:

while you see the plays you kinda loose touch with the momentum and feel of the game.

SROR/AKA 2BAD
01-25-2010, 05:16 PM
that's why i watch hockey.
football bores me :thumb: