How Much Action Is There Really In An NFL Football Game?Posted by SCRRS Website Committee on January 16th, 2010
Written by: Dave Banks
December 8, 2008
Sunday afternoon was cold and gray, the weekend was drawing to a close and all I wanted to do was veg out in front of the television and enjoy the roaring fire in the fireplace. I asked my son if he’d like to watch a football game with me — I thought it would be a good experience for him — he recently finished his third season of YMCA flag football.
His answer surprised me a little. “No, it’s too boring. All they do is stand around.” Was this the same kid who wouldn’t skip a practice or game even if he was sick?
Spoiler: 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.