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ak1971
01-15-2010, 03:02 PM
Football fans everywhere are preparing to settle in for the NFL's biggest and most electric weekend of the season—a four-game playoff marathon that will swallow up at least 12 hours of broadcast time over two days.

But here's something even dedicated students of the game may not fully appreciate: There's very little actual football in a football game.

According to a Wall Street Journal study of four recent broadcasts, and similar estimates by researchers, the average amount of time the ball is in play on the field during an NFL game is about 11 minutes.


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704281204575002852055561406.html

Archer81
01-15-2010, 03:04 PM
Makes sense...but just 11 minutes?


:Broncos:

ak1971
01-15-2010, 03:05 PM
Makes sense...but just 11 minutes?


:Broncos:

we were calculating it ..figure 60 plays avg per team/per game at about 3-5 seconds each, and that works out to be about 5 min. per team

Archer81
01-15-2010, 03:07 PM
we were calculating it ..figure 60 plays avg per team/per game at about 3-5 seconds each, and that works out to be about 5 min. per team


Well think about how much preparation by coaching staffs and players just for that 11 minutes...good God...


:Broncos:

Beantown Bronco
01-15-2010, 03:11 PM
Makes sense...but just 11 minutes?


:Broncos:

Ask Mrs. Bean and she'll tell you that it's 10 and a half minutes more than I need.

ColoradoDarin
01-15-2010, 03:54 PM
Yeah I believe it, if I DVR a game and fast forward between plays, I can watch a complete game in less than 40 minutes.

Bronx33
01-15-2010, 04:09 PM
I thought it was going to be 11 minutes of midget porn.

watermock
01-15-2010, 04:19 PM
It should impress on morons how much each snap counts.

or how short midget porn is, I guess....

Pontius Pirate
01-15-2010, 04:24 PM
we were ejaculating it ..figure 60 plays avg per team/per game at about 3-5 seconds each, and that works out to be about 5 min. per team

fixed it for you

orinjkrush
01-15-2010, 06:54 PM
the weird thing is, i drive an hour and a half for 60 sec of freefall. i guess its all in the endorphins

broncocalijohn
01-15-2010, 09:41 PM
I love football but i appreciate hockey. That never seems to stop except for a good fight, penalty or goal.

broncocalijohn
01-15-2010, 09:48 PM
Jeopardy question: "11 minutes of action"

Jeopardy "answer" What is ten minutes longer that Broncofan7 can go with his deformed Italian schlong.

Broncoman13
01-15-2010, 09:55 PM
Hahahaha, I read the thread title and thought AK set a new personal records (11 minutes) that's 9 minutes longer than necessary!!! ;)

Jason in LA
01-16-2010, 01:43 AM
Well that's 10 more minutes of action than in soccer. ;D

Baba Booey
01-16-2010, 01:45 AM
I thought it was going to be 11 minutes of midget porn.

Same.

Color me disappointed.

Los Broncos
01-16-2010, 09:22 AM
I love football but i appreciate hockey. That never seems to stop except for a good fight, penalty or goal.

Hockey really is unwatchable.

Meck77
01-16-2010, 09:43 AM
So baseball must be what? 3 minutes? It cracks me up when people trash on Soccer which is arguably one of the most physically demanding sports out there. Most Americans are too lazy to even play it though.