I Hate The New Clock Rules, Too

September 6, 2006

Seriously, what the hell was the NCAA rules committee thinking? I have heard that this was driven by TV, and if that’s the case, then I would like to officially ask TV to kiss my ass.

Anyway, one of my favorite things about the internet is that you can pretty much always find a petition and/or a website online to support your protest du jour, and here’s my flavor of the week: We Hate The New Clock Rules

For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about (and likely don’t care, but that’s another story), here’s a summary from the site:

Prior to the season, most college football fans heard something about the changes to the rules governing the game clock: The clock would start running the moment the ball is kicked on a kickoff. Even more bizarrely, it would also run after the ball was set following a change of possession.

You guys, this sucks, and I hate it. Northwestern’s first half against Miami last week was just over an hour long. It sucks, it sucks, itsucksitsucksitsucks and I hate it. I don’t want shorter college football games. I can think of lots of sports that might be improved by shortened games (hi, baseball), but not college football. Especially when I support a team known for its smart clock management and last-second comebacks. We’re not going to see so much of that this year.

A football in the air on a kickoff is not a live ball. Running the game clock during kickoffs is just stupid.
I totally hate the new clock rules.

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  • 1. Jim  |  September 7, 2006 at 2:24 am

    Wow, that IS crazy.

    Yuo also did a much better job explaining it than any of the preseason articles I saw.

  • 2. Ginny  |  September 8, 2006 at 5:49 pm

    I second… especially when it seems there are only 3 minutes between pregame, halftime, and postgame performances! You need sometime to recover!

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