Since when did we start to care so much about the length of sporting events? The MLB’s rush to shorten games seems like a direct response to the inability of society to get bored for any length of time. My favorite thing on the train in the morning is the tally of people who aren’t looking at their phones and/or not listening to headphones. There are about 20-25 candidates I can see, and usually, there is one, maybe two commuters who also enjoy the sound of silence. [Editor’s note: Hello darkness, my old friend]
Those are my guys, and I bet they don’t care about the ever-increasing length of college football games. According to the report of The Athleticlines have been drawn, and Everyone, including (and mostly) TV, wants to fix the problem that the college football game lasts 3 and a half hours.. They’re really trying to capture the viewer’s dwindling attention and the only way to do that is to run a TikTok video instead of an ad or simply split the screen and someone throw a cake in. an unsuspecting dog’s face every 10 minutes.
I want to know who is complaining about the length of a leisure activity that lasts longer. What the hell are you supposed to do? Going back to your house so you can hit the sofa and social media? You probably wouldn’t be as busy if you weren’t constantly trying to think of a witty answer to that troll. The energy spent staring at the phone is insane and it makes people think there aren’t enough hours in the day for downtime.
The culprit is imperfection, not refs’ incompetence
So if the game goes on longer, what’s the reason? By the numbers, the sheer number of fouls – and their stop-clock failure to complete – are prolonging matches and the suggested remedy is to run the clock even after a pass touch the field. College football used to stop the clock after the first drops, and so on until the ball was discovered and placed, but it still ran after that.
If the length of games really is an epidemic and ruining more lives than just those of bloated TV execs, then by all means adopt a running clock. Make this high school or pee wee rules, and add the football equivalent of a 10-run rule. Fuck it, just run EA Sports College Football 2014 simulations instead of real competitions so we didn’t have to watch anything.
What’s crazy to me is that 50,000 reviews happen every Saturday. Challenges were called in from the booth, and one could only assume that the guys upstairs were as useless as the zebras on the field. Refs stares at that little screen for eons, with a headset on it’s probably also the pipe in Enya, because after a commercial break to get it right, another test is required. to count the clock.
Gary Danielson is 71 years old, and he’s always five minutes ahead of officials on CBS calls. The NCAA generates billions of dollars in revenue and can’t it expand the resources of replayers beyond (I’m assuming) three retired operators and one video operator for 15,000 games?
If one call was so terrible and changed the outcome that we needed another round of ads from Jake from State Farma coach has to start looking and risk taking time out to consider where a third and sixth catch will be the first to be beaten, gave the receiver to run the route to the stick.
Ideally, there are 14 days a year that college football fans can watch their team, and because some money-hungry people want a runtime that’s better suited to the TV window of his design, we I have to shorten the amount of time we get to spend with said team. Fuck its life.
The football game should be an afternoon affair. Snack snacks should be presented to the extent that one considers the incidence of food poisoning after more than three hours of eating the buffet. The best kind of Tostitos dipped in cheese is the warm half of a non-liquid-but-not-solid salsa con queso that you have to scrape off with a chip. It’s a scientific process to get there, and it takes three to three and a half hours for the fermentation to take place.
I understand baseball’s concern because without a definite run time or pitching clock, a 162-game season can turn a nine-game game into a cricket match and lead to the boys boys will use the sandbag to get their arm back for the next soccer field match. Even so, football is modern day gladiators. Players are putting their livelihoods in line and running at full speed at each other. This is not some digestible content with a perfectly tightened bow at the three o’clock and 15 minute mark.
It’s only fair to have an exact number for the audience, and whether it blocks the four-hour window on Saturday, or the material tax felt by an endless procession of beer and bar food, it doesn’t matter. cannot be rushed. Don’t interfere with my sports because technology has made mankind afraid of boredom.
If you have a better place to stay, fine. I do not. I have all day. Now give me a pillow. I need a 20, 30 minute nap to have enough passion for the evening.