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Old 01-15-2010, 03:02 PM   #1
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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/SB1000...055561406.html
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:04 PM   #2
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Makes sense...but just 11 minutes?


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Makes sense...but just 11 minutes?


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
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:07 PM   #4
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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...


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Old 01-15-2010, 03:11 PM   #5
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Makes sense...but just 11 minutes?


Ask Mrs. Bean and she'll tell you that it's 10 and a half minutes more than I need.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:54 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:09 PM   #7
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I thought it was going to be 11 minutes of midget porn.
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It should impress on morons how much each snap counts.

or how short midget porn is, I guess....
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:24 PM   #9
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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
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:54 PM   #10
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the weird thing is, i drive an hour and a half for 60 sec of freefall. i guess its all in the endorphins
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:41 PM   #11
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I love football but i appreciate hockey. That never seems to stop except for a good fight, penalty or goal.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:48 PM   #12
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Jeopardy question: "11 minutes of action"

Jeopardy "answer" What is ten minutes longer that Broncofan7 can go with his deformed Italian schlong.
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Hahahaha, I read the thread title and thought AK set a new personal records (11 minutes) that's 9 minutes longer than necessary!!!
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:43 AM   #14
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Well that's 10 more minutes of action than in soccer.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:45 AM   #15
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I thought it was going to be 11 minutes of midget porn.
Same.

Color me disappointed.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:22 AM   #16
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I love football but i appreciate hockey. That never seems to stop except for a good fight, penalty or goal.
Hockey really is unwatchable.
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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.
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