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Old 11-11-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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It's seems the main reason timeouts are called late in the game is simply to stop the clock. Why do teams need 2 minutes for that? I have seen the last couple of minutes of a game drag on for 20 minutes with one break after another and more commercials than game time. This is not entertaining to me. I know that NFL probably likes it the way it is, more advertising revenue but the game suffers IMO.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Doesn't matter if they say the timeouts are 5 seconds. There will still be a TV timeout.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Obviously true but the NFL is not simply going to pass on the advertising revenue. Its not as bad as the end of an NBA game... those are horrendously slow.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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It's seems the main reason timeouts are called late in the game is simply to stop the clock. Why do teams need 2 minutes for that? I have seen the last couple of minutes of a game drag on for 20 minutes with one break after another and more commercials than game time. This is not entertaining to me. I know that NFL probably likes it the way it is, more advertising revenue but the game suffers IMO.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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I think there should be a rule change for calling a time out. No time out permitted to be called at a field goal attempt.
The NFL thought the games were too long, so they cut the half time from 15 minutes to 12 minutes and cut other time outs to 30 seconds. But now they spend time reviewing every turn over and TD. Disputed calls were supposed to be done in 90 seconds but they go to a 3 minute commercial break. So the games are back to 3.5 hours.
What a difference watching a re-play game on the NFL channel.
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