The WSJ tells us today:
“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.”
That’s right folks. 11 minutes. What’s going on the rest of the time?
Commercials – 1 hour
Shots of players huddling, standing at the line of scrimmage or just generally milling about between snaps – 75 minutes
The rest of the time is the random stuff you see like replays, cheerleaders, crowd, etc.
What’s really interesting about this? You know all those concussions we talked about?
They all happen in just 11 minutes.
I continue to contend that football is a brutal game I cannot support. Read this post for more reasons why.