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2013-08-21 10:40:04 AM  
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Serges: Muta: There's Not Much Football In Your Football

Out of the typical 2 hours and 54 minutes of the average NFL broadcast, a whole 11 minutes actually feature live game action. So next time you want to call out soccer or baseball fans for following a sport where nothing happens, you might want to tend to your own garden.

The lion's share of camera time, about 75 minutes worth, is devoted to players standing around on the field. Getting up after a tackle. Jogging back to the line of scrimmage (loping if you're Randy Moss). Huddling up before the next play. When you watch football, this is what you're mostly watching.

An unsurprising second is commercial breaks, making up about an hour of the broadcast. This might sound high, but just think of all the score-commercial-kickoff-commercial sequences, and we're thankful it's only an hour

So you get 11 minutes of action during a 174 minute broadcast.  11/174 = .063.  Only 6.32% of the game you're watching is the game.  The rest is filler.

Dat action.

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