interesting study and article, don't know how it shakes out for college.
so when you say you are watching the football game, you are really watching players standing around with some playing in between.
Football game = Randy Moss?
Well the article was written on the 15th, so this seems unlikely.
It was posted on the 15th.
Really, this board has gotten to the point where if it's more than a day or so old it's pretty safe to assume that it's been posted already.
By the time the commerical breaks end I've often forgotten what was happening.
is more Chess than it is checkers. Part of the enjoyment is the analysis, the strategery, the coaching, etc... I enjoy the moments between those 11 minutes just as much as the action itself.
Are the links broken for anyone else?
If you examine what you're clicking a little closer, you'll figure out how to remove the OP's errors.
I appreciate the comment, and love any critique of the volume of commercials, but this "11 minutes of action" thing is silly. Calling plays and responding to one another's personnel with substitutions is action. Reading a defense and calling an audible at the line is action. And speaking broadly the planning, anticipation, and then dissection is all of interest and carries its own drama.
How does this theory apply to other sports events?
The 100m dash is 10 seconds of action?
Would you measure the action of a golf broadcast by only counting time while a ball is in motion?
Does the NFL draft only add up to the number of players X whatever amount of seconds it takes to say their names?
It's a funny point to make but I think a perspective that thinks 'nothing is happening' while the ball is not in play is not the perspective of a football fan.