Today, in why we can’t have nice things

I can’t help but compare what I posted yesterday about Adam Silver’s savvy moves to keep broadcasters and the NBA’s viewing audience involved with this:

A significant change is a 40-second clock starting immediately after a kickoff. Previously, teams had a chance to huddle on the sideline before the official’s signal. Now, that opportunity is greatly reduced unless the game is televised and a TV timeout comes into effect[Emphasis added.]

Which is pretty much every game you and I watch, no?

Sometimes, I don’t know why the people running this sport even bother.

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5 responses to “Today, in why we can’t have nice things

  1. I like the fact they are starting the play clock quickly after a kickoff. Teams have the full TV timeout after a score to get organized. It doesn’t change the fact there are too many TV timeouts.

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  2. Erk's Forehead

    I read “NBA” in the above story and immediately skipped down to the comments. If the NBA is involved in the story, the comment section is the only thing worth reading.

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  3. DawgPhan

    I think that there are several things college football could to drive value going into the next round of contracts.

    Increasing games against power 5 schools. The cupcake games have to go.

    The other thing is fiddle with the pace and timing of the game. Running the clock when they can, not stopping after 1st down, get the number of plays down, slow down the hurry up.

    For the in stadium viewer the guy with the red hat has to be fixed. It is just this glaring sign to everyone there that they are not important to the proceedings.

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  4. Comin' Down The Track

    I know how we can shorten games! How about we eliminate TV timeouts?
    [crickets]

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