Football Games Have 11 Minutes of "Action"

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    But there are 3 games on Sunday so you get the big 33 minutes for the 9+ hour "investment" you make in front of the TV.
    Football Games Have 11 Minutes of Action - WSJ.com
    Those in game commercials are the worst too!
     
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    So....Soccer has no action
     
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    Speaking of commercials, nfl.com is the worst. When I'm not watching games, I'll sometimes keep a tab open so I can check scores. I'll be watching something on youtube or hulu and all of a sudden a commercial on nfl.com kicks in and you can't mute it. So I end up closing the site and reopening it over and over just to check the scores. SUCKS!!!
     
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    Here's a baseball one where they come up with very similar numbers :

    How Much Action is in a Baseball Broadcast? - WSJ.com

    Fans of both sports are well aware of the gaps between action, I assume. I think the action in football is much, much better than that in baseball, which is why I very much prefer it.

    With the 4 major sports, if you want constant action, watch basketball or hockey.
     
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    A while back I was watching an NFL game on Armed Forces Network with a British guy. His only comment was: "Seems like it's a lot of: Start-Stop. Start-Stop".

    I thought that was a pretty astute observation.
     
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    If you have a smart phone download nfl mobile. No ads and you can keep track of everygame. I think even listen to the radio calls free..
     
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    I was a huge football fan my entire life. Then I moved to Europe. Now when I am back in the States and try to watch a game, it is very slow. All commercials. When I played football, it was a fast game.
     
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    Football is for pansies. Hockey all the way baby!
     
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    It seems to be getting harder and harder for football games to be worked around the commercials instead of the other way around.
     
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    Football is awesome! MNF starts in 10 minutes. w00t!

    Soccer is nothing but action.
     

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