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    Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    So, during the two hours and 56 minutes the game took to complete, throughout the 60 minutes of regulation time, the ball was in only in play for 12 minutes and 8 seconds.The rest of the time, players were standing around, plays were being reviewed and I was being bombarded by a multitude of beer commercials and truck advertisements.
    How Much Action Is There Really In An NFL Football Game? | Geekdad from Wired.com

    But hold on, you may object, a football game is 60 minutes long, no? Well, no. The clock that counts out those 60 football minutes is not "stop-time" and is oblivious to the onset and stoppage of action on the field. The average NFL game contains about 120 actual plays, which take an average of six seconds each. That's 720 seconds of play, or 12 minutes. Meanwhile, the average NFL game in total takes three hours to play (the Super Bowl can last an hour longer). This means that a regular-season game contains 12 minutes of action, and 168 minutes of inaction, largely comprised of what Mickey Charles, CEO of www.sportsnetwork.com, describes as "commercials, time outs, the walking around, replays, getting up off the turf, dances in the end zone and injury delays." This yields a percentage comparison of seven per cent action to 93 per cent inaction; if we were to plug these figures into what you might call the Great Sports Action-to-Inaction Index, you'd get a ratio of one to 14. For every one minute of action an NFL game provides for a fan, it inflicts 14 minutes of inaction on him or her as well.
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    Discuss. Interesting just how little action there is in a football game, basically 95% of the time we're watching commericals and standing around...



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    Re: Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by rondembo2 View Post
    How Much Action Is There Really In An NFL Football Game? | Geekdad from Wired.com



    Sleeper bowl | Macleans.ca - Culture - Sports

    Discuss. Interesting just how little action there is in a football game, basically 95% of the time we're watching commericals and standing around...

    good thing there are beer and chips to pass the time.


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    Re: Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    Somewhat flawed way to measure "action" I think - some of the interesting things happen before the snap, like reading formations, audibles, men in motion, etc. From the sound of it that wasn't included, but yeah, there is a lot of inaction in football.


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    So alothough you attempt"ed to say you didn"t understnad, now you do. Fair enough?

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    Re: Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    And I'll watch that "non-action" 7 days a week, 365 days a year if I could.

    I'd hate to see what that statistic looks like for the MLB...



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    Re: Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    And I'll watch that "non-action" 7 days a week, 365 days a year if I could.

    I'd hate to see what that statistic looks like for the MLB...

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    Re: Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I'd hate to see what that statistic looks like for the MLB...
    And I'll watch that 7 days a week, 365 days a year if I could.



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    Re: Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    If you actually attend an NFL game, you will really see how much inaction and standing around there is. I love watching NFL games, but of course college football is much better as far as viewing goes.



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    Re: Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    WIth the rules the NFL has in place (and college FB now) regarding the clock. I can't imagine many games would take over 2 hours without TVto's/


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    Re: Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    NFL Sunday Ticket's Super Fan package has a feature called "Short Cuts"....

    I can watch a entire game and never miss a play, it takes between 23-27 minutes.



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    Re: Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post

    I'd hate to see what that statistic looks like for the MLB...
    It could only be saved if they included the pitcher holding the ball as time of play. Could get real ugly without that.



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    Re: Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    I hate the commercial disruptions, especially the one team scores x pt (4 min of commercials) come back kick off-return (3 min of commercials). It is agonizing, I wish the NFL would force the teams to be ready to go on offense immediately after the return.



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    Re: Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by anticyclonic View Post
    I hate the commercial disruptions, especially the one team scores x pt (4 min of commercials) come back kick off-return (3 min of commercials). It is agonizing, I wish the NFL would force the teams to be ready to go on offense immediately after the return.
    you really think the commercials after a kickoff are because the teams are NOT ready?

    How about this: the NFL wants the ad revenue so commercials are put in after XP and after kickoffs.


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    Re: Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    you really think the commercials after a kickoff are because the teams are NOT ready?

    How about this: the NFL wants the ad revenue so commercials are put in after XP and after kickoffs.
    No, I am aware of what they are doing, I just hate it. They don't do it near as much with college games dependent on how big of a game it is.



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    Re: Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    Anybody find a list of which sports have the highest "action" percentage?

    Gotta be baseball in the basement and football on the bottom.

    Games like soccer and basketball have a lot of standing around time while the clock is running ... waiting for the ball to be walked up or passing around the top.



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    Re: Its a fact: The average NFL game has 12 minutes of action and last 3 hours

    What can they do about iT?



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