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The length of college football games

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Jens1893, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I love football, don´t get me wrong, but why are most college games close to four hours these days when even the NFL can get non-OT games done in 3 hour-ish? Four hours is too long and both the Bama/aTm and Michigan/MSU games will take something close to four hours. Don´t think the networks are doing themselves any favors here, either.
     
  2. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Cuz TV makes the rules for college, the NFL does so for its games.
     
  3. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    The UM MSU game went long due to the 70 reviews of plays. Michigan had a drive at the goal line where they reviewed 4 plays in a row. Brutal.
     
  4. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Every play is reviewed and the clock stops after every first down in college. Pretty clear why, to me.
     
  5. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    Yep.
     
  6. lvbuff

    lvbuff Well-Known Member

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    Long games = more revenue. Sucks to watch games at stadium.
     
  7. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    Thank God for the DVR.....
     
  8. BuffSurveyor

    BuffSurveyor Club Member Club Member

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    I'd be fine with shortening the 4th quarter by 1 minute.
     
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  9. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    1. CFB games rarely use reply time for commercial time outs
    2. half time is 8 minutes longer
     
  10. bigskybuff

    bigskybuff Club Member Club Member

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    What makes these long games even better is the fact that they are starting past 9 pm in the East Coast. Try staying up til 1 am to watch us crap our beds week after week. I just can't do it anymore. I've been Sefo'd too many times.
     
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  11. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    Okay ... that's pretty good. :D

    I'd rep you, but we don't do that anymore ... so a "like" will have to do.
     
  12. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    I'd neg rep him.

    Anything that takes away fusker losses takes pleasure from my weekend.
     
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