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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; An average professional football game lasts 3 hours and 12 minutes , but if you tally up the time when the ball is actually in play, the action amounts to a mere 11 minutes . I always suspected it was ...

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Old 11-19-2015, 01:23 PM   #1
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NFL games are 11 Minutes of Play

An average professional football game lasts 3 hours and 12 minutes, but if you tally up the time when the ball is actually in play, the action amounts to a mere 11 minutes.

I always suspected it was a marginal amount of time but certainly more than 11 minutes. Crazy.
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:22 PM   #2
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No competition to cricket.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:07 AM   #3
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Always wondered why I had so much time to go back & forth to the fridge on game day, .
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:13 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by SloMotion View Post
Always wondered why I had so much time to go back & forth to the fridge on game day, .
Fridge is 1st base. What are bases 2 and 3?
I presume 4th base is the bathroom; i.e. home run, literally
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Does it include all the posing, shucking, jiving and dance routines celebrating each and every play regardless of how unimportant it was?
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:14 PM   #6
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^I never get the cheering on here of a six yard play on 1st&10.
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Old 11-24-2015, 12:04 AM   #7
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Re: NFL games are 11 Minutes of Play

This is why I like hockey, even though I rarely get to see it anymore. Tons of action and not nearly as many stoppages. Basketball has a million timeouts, way too many stupid fouls and is just generally boring to watch, with the exception of a few individual players. And then there's football.

A once great game, that is now nothing but commercials and flags for looking at the quarterback the wrong way, or taking ten minutes to try to figure what the heck a catch is anymore.

Football remains my favorite game because it's the first sport I fell in love with. But it has lost a lot of it's luster.

Baseball gets a lot of flack for being slow, but it's a game that has to be played that way. Every pitch is crucial. If you make one mistake it could cost you dearly. That's entertaining enough for me. A lot different than sitting through endless commercials.
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If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:17 AM   #8
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Re: NFL games are 11 Minutes of Play

Originally Posted by burningmetal View Post
This is why I like hockey, even though I rarely get to see it anymore. Tons of action and not nearly as many stoppages ...
... and even when it does stop, it's a quick trip to the face-off circle or it's because a fight broke out, which is usually a ton of action in itself, .

Don't get how a basketball game doesn't flow, but like you said, it's probably all the play stoppages that keep me from watching all but the last few minutes of a game.

I like the boringness of baseball, kinda' like chess/checkers and nothing better then sitting in a ballpark on a sunny afternoon, keeping score and scarfing a few stadium dogs, . Football's kinda' like that too, without the scorekeeping, and a bigger variety of scarfing, .
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Fridge is 1st base. What are bases 2 and 3?
I presume 4th base is the bathroom; i.e. home run, literally
Is the GF / Wife around for 2nd and Third?
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Re: NFL games are 11 Minutes of Play

with all the flags being thrown, I would have thought that number would be lower.

Feel in love with the NHL around 1990 or so (Messier to NYR) as a way to pass the time between football season since I loathe basketball. By far the best playoffs in all of sports too.
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