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2012-09-24 08:57:54 AM
That's still 10 minutes, 59 seconds more action than soccer has.
 
2012-09-24 09:00:37 AM
Baseball actually gives you more excitement when you don't watch it.
 
2012-09-24 09:10:34 AM
ITT: People in this thread become butthurt that their sport has become unwatchable, lash out at other sports in response.
 
2012-09-24 09:24:29 AM
Directv has a channel where you can watch 6 commercials and 2 games at the same time.
 
2012-09-24 09:24:33 AM
Don't even get me started on cricket.
 
2012-09-24 09:27:07 AM

Mike_LowELL: ITT: People in this thread become butthurt that their sport has become unwatchable, lash out at other sports in response.


I made the comment earlier in the replacement referee thread. Football has become near unwatchable and it isn't because of the replacement refs.
 
2012-09-24 09:29:31 AM
Yes but it averages 15 minutes or so of shots of old fat guys slumped over a desk way up in the booths, calling down plays to the field.

NOW THAT'S EXCITING!!1!

/How about a replay or a highlight or a rules explanation instead of showing a washed-out athlete turned assistant coach picking his nose while sleeping.
 
2012-09-24 09:30:51 AM
RedZone has pretty much all plays and no commercials, so suck on that one, chief.
 
2012-09-24 09:31:13 AM
This is why Redzone is the best NFL presentation you can get.
 
2012-09-24 09:33:10 AM
That's nothing, I went to see that movie "Die Hard" and the movie ran for 131 minutes but people were only killed for 4 minutes total in the movie. What a ripoff!
 
2012-09-24 09:33:45 AM
Baseball and football would become infinitely more interesting with a shot clock.
 
2012-09-24 09:41:38 AM
If you think that "everything that happens between the time the ball is snapped and the play is whistled dead by the officials" is all there is to football, you may not know much about football.

/On the other hand, you can reduce everything worth watching in a 3 hour game to an hour or less
 
2012-09-24 09:43:02 AM

czetie: If you think that "everything that happens between the time the ball is snapped and the play is whistled dead by the officials" is all there is to football, you may not know much about football.

/On the other hand, you can reduce everything worth watching in a 3 hour game to an hour or less


The GamePass condensed matches clock in at 30 minutes and are really great. All the plays, no commercials, no coaches looking at clipboards, no players milling around the sidelines.
 
2012-09-24 09:44:37 AM
I DVR'd the Ravens game and was able to watch the entire thing in 20 minutes this morning. I suppose the extra 9 minutes was time spent fast forwarding, rewinding when I went to far, and replaying Belichick mouthing curse words.
 
2012-09-24 09:44:48 AM
Between RedZone and GamePass, it's almost as if the actual playing of the game is just a formality.

How long before they get rid of the stands and just play in a giant studio?
 
2012-09-24 09:47:28 AM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: I made the comment earlier in the replacement referee thread. Football has become near unwatchable and it isn't because of the replacement refs.


Copying for context:

TrainingWheelsNeeded: football is becoming unwatchable and it isn't because of the replacement refs, it's because it is a flawed sport. A penalty could be called on every play. In the few games I have seen the season there have been a couple instances where the refs couldn't get the ball in the right spot but these delays were only added to already built in delays of reviewing every other goddamn play and challenging the ones in between. Between commercials and reviews it's close to impossible to get involved in the game


Just looking through the comments in this thread, it's pretty telling that the primary response is either "Red Zone television package" or "DVR the game and skip the commercials". The Jets-Dolphins game didn't end until 5:00. That's absolutely insane. I don't know why anyone would put up with that.
 
2012-09-24 09:49:58 AM
It's why I stopped watching football. I'd heard that statistic as a kid back in the 80's, but didn't seem to mind. Didn't watch many sports at all in the 90's - had better things to do. By the time I came back to it in the 2000's, football was unwatchable for me. Commercials everywhere, and even when the game and the clock were active there was rarely any action. It became this 3 hour marathon of watching vendors hawk their wares and listening to some ex-jock fill the space with whatever he could think of to talk about, broken intermittently by a play that, if you were lucky, would be something other than a run for no gain. In short, it made me feel like a chump for watching.
 
2012-09-24 09:50:16 AM
I mentioned this during a "baseball is slow and boring" thread a few weeks ago and the overwhelming response was "but football does nothing so much better than baseball".
 
2012-09-24 09:55:56 AM

Flakeloaf: Baseball and football would become infinitely more interesting with a shot clock.


you mean other than the one they already have?
 
2012-09-24 10:00:16 AM
Which is why the $3/week for RedZone is absolutely worth the cost
 
2012-09-24 10:00:55 AM
Rugby would be great on TV, but won't ever make it because they couldn't run a commercial every 2 minutes.
 
2012-09-24 10:01:20 AM

FirstNationalBastard: That's still 10 minutes, 59 seconds more action than soccer has.


No, it's 11 minutes more
 
2012-09-24 10:01:49 AM

Mike_LowELL: TrainingWheelsNeeded: I made the comment earlier in the replacement referee thread. Football has become near unwatchable and it isn't because of the replacement refs.

Copying for context:

TrainingWheelsNeeded: football is becoming unwatchable and it isn't because of the replacement refs, it's because it is a flawed sport. A penalty could be called on every play. In the few games I have seen the season there have been a couple instances where the refs couldn't get the ball in the right spot but these delays were only added to already built in delays of reviewing every other goddamn play and challenging the ones in between. Between commercials and reviews it's close to impossible to get involved in the game

Just looking through the comments in this thread, it's pretty telling that the primary response is either "Red Zone television package" or "DVR the game and skip the commercials". The Jets-Dolphins game didn't end until 5:00. That's absolutely insane. I don't know why anyone would put up with that.


Good thing you don't have to. You can spend the extra time being unfunny in the Politics tab.
 
2012-09-24 10:02:47 AM

downtownkid: That's nothing, I went to see that movie "Die Hard" and the movie ran for 131 minutes but people were only killed for 4 minutes total in the movie. What a ripoff!


The remaining 127 minutes weren't filled with replays of the killings, two dozen 3 minute commercial breaks, and promos for The Voice.
 
2012-09-24 10:03:21 AM
This again?

Anyway, DVR is a wonderful thing. I start watching the 12:00 game at 1:30. I fast-forward through all the commercials, and I'm caught up to real time by the end of the game.
 
2012-09-24 10:04:54 AM
I completely agree with the headline and how bad football is. But do we really need to hear it 10 times? What's the over/under for how many days til this gets passed around again?
 
2012-09-24 10:05:21 AM

downtownkid: That's nothing, I went to see that movie "Die Hard" and the movie ran for 131 minutes but people were only killed for 4 minutes total in the movie. What a ripoff!


This is as close as I can get to a RT here.
 
2012-09-24 10:08:23 AM

rtaylor92: Flakeloaf: Baseball and football would become infinitely more interesting with a shot clock.

you mean other than the one they already have?


That one is more correctly called a calendar. "OK guys, ten minute break, let's decide our next play, have a timeout, take two coffee breaks and a short nap and we'll get right to the Budweiser Pre-Play Second Decision POWERSLAM"
 
2012-09-24 10:10:35 AM

degenerate-afro: I mentioned this during a "baseball is slow and boring" thread a few weeks ago and the overwhelming response was "but football does nothing so much better than baseball".


The quotation is true.

Baseball is for the metagame of obsessing over every tiny bit. If you aren't that into it then it is less interesting than curling.
 
2012-09-24 10:11:58 AM

js34603: Good thing you don't have to. You can spend the extra time being unfunny in the Politics tab.


: (
 
2012-09-24 10:12:15 AM

Flakeloaf: That one is more correctly called a calendar. "OK guys, ten minute break, let's decide our next play, have a timeout, take two coffee breaks and a short nap and we'll get right to the Budweiser Pre-Play Second Decision POWERSLAM"


thats a lot to do in 40 seconds
 
2012-09-24 10:12:38 AM

FirstNationalBastard: This is why Redzone is the best NFL presentation you can get.


THIS
It's like one, seven hour, non-stop, football game!
 
2012-09-24 10:26:03 AM
The people who watch the game know this...and don't care. The people who don't like football seem to think they are being smart by pointing it out to people who do like it, as if it would change their minds about it. But hey, whatever makes you feel superior to others.

/almost as bad as politics
//I'll waste my life in the fashion I choose, feel free to waste yours in the way you choose; I won't be critical
 
2012-09-24 10:28:12 AM
Nobody watches anymore: it's too popular!
 
2012-09-24 10:29:00 AM

FirstNationalBastard: This is why Redzone is the best NFL presentation you can get.


It really is great.
 
2012-09-24 10:29:08 AM

FirstNationalBastard: This is why Redzone is the best NFL presentation you can get.


THIS, x 1000.
 
2012-09-24 10:31:04 AM

Flakeloaf: rtaylor92: Flakeloaf: Baseball and football would become infinitely more interesting with a shot clock.

you mean other than the one they already have?

That one is more correctly called a calendar. "OK guys, ten minute break, let's decide our next play, have a timeout, take two coffee breaks and a short nap and we'll get right to the Budweiser Pre-Play Second Decision POWERSLAM"


I don't think it's the playclock that slows down the game in football and it's already a relatively tight window to get in a play, make personnel changes, make adjustments and audibles and get the snap off.

The issue is with the commercial break before and after kickoffs, before every change of posession, quarter, halftime, two minute warning AND the built in commercial breaks. I think they could lose some of that and still get a ton of ad revenue. Hell, just charge more for the remaining breaks, it's not like there is dwindling interest in the sport.
 
2012-09-24 10:31:36 AM
I don't start watching a football game until I have buffered 45 minutes into the DVR. Even with that, I'll need to add more buffer by halftime.
 
2012-09-24 10:31:49 AM
Two words
Red Zone Chanel
 
2012-09-24 10:46:57 AM

BobCumbers: Two words
Red Zone Chanel


Is that their new fragrance?
 
2012-09-24 10:48:36 AM
everyone should watch hockey then. 90mins of action. its great! not like theres a lock out or anything going on again i mean theres no way that slimey creature commissioner bettman would tolerate that again on his watch i mean that would OH WAIT
 
2012-09-24 10:50:51 AM

Mike_LowELL: ITT: People in this thread become butthurt that their sport has become unwatchable, lash out at other sports in response.


Yup. One hour to play a quarter of football could kill the game, much like 4 hour games almost did to baseball.

On the upside it's a strong argument against instant replay.
 
2012-09-24 10:52:50 AM
Even the Browns games?
 
2012-09-24 10:57:06 AM

Smackledorfer: degenerate-afro: I mentioned this during a "baseball is slow and boring" thread a few weeks ago and the overwhelming response was "but football does nothing so much better than baseball".

The quotation is true.

Baseball is for the metagame of obsessing over every tiny bit. If you aren't that into it then it is less interesting than curling.


Curling has hot milfy women participants. Baseball does not, unless you count Jeter.
 
2012-09-24 11:01:49 AM

rtaylor92: Flakeloaf: rtaylor92: Flakeloaf: Baseball and football would become infinitely more interesting with a shot clock.

you mean other than the one they already have?

That one is more correctly called a calendar. "OK guys, ten minute break, let's decide our next play, have a timeout, take two coffee breaks and a short nap and we'll get right to the Budweiser Pre-Play Second Decision POWERSLAM"

I don't think it's the playclock that slows down the game in football and it's already a relatively tight window to get in a play, make personnel changes, make adjustments and audibles and get the snap off.

The issue is with the commercial break before and after kickoffs, before every change of posession, quarter, halftime, two minute warning AND the built in commercial breaks. I think they could lose some of that and still get a ton of ad revenue. Hell, just charge more for the remaining breaks, it's not like there is dwindling interest in the sport.


Exactly. The advertising doesn't go on during play stoppages, the play stops for advertising. That makes the game supremely boring for people who took the trouble to actually go there and watch.
 
2012-09-24 11:08:07 AM

FirstNationalBastard: This is why Redzone is the best NFL presentation you can get.


I find redzone way too ADD. Too much jumping around and you can't get a good feel for the flow of the game. Most of the game is played outside of the 20.
 
2012-09-24 11:11:32 AM
NFL films makes the games watchable. Why do I have to wait for the week before the Super bowl to watch them?
 
2012-09-24 11:32:09 AM
THE NFL presents the best televised turn based strategy game in the business.
 
2012-09-24 11:36:06 AM
I like the break between the action in baseball and football. I like the anticipation of what will happen on the next play. I like trying to guess what will happen or be a couch cushion coach and say what I think they should do. The payoff is better with the buildup. The excessive amount of commercial time sucks, but that has more to do with the NFL and the MLB than it does with the sports of football and baseball.
 
2012-09-24 11:41:38 AM

SuperChuck: FirstNationalBastard: This is why Redzone is the best NFL presentation you can get.

I find redzone way too ADD. Too much jumping around and you can't get a good feel for the flow of the game. Most of the game is played outside of the 20.


This. That's why GamePass 30-minute condensed games are the best. Full drives, with no interruptions between snaps.
 
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