New TV timeouts?

Submitted by MGoBender on August 30th, 2014 at 1:06 PM
Just wanted to note/record that there was just a TV timeout that occurred without either a change of possession or team timeout or end of quarter.

Are there now "under 12" timeouts, like basketball?

And FTR, this, Dave Brandon, is why attending games is not as fun or desirable as in the past.

Comments

bacon1431

August 30th, 2014 at 1:13 PM ^

I don't think Brandon is responsible for the number of TV timeouts, that's a sport wide thing (though I'm sure Brandon is one of the ones fine with further commercialization of the sport).

But yeah, it is getting harder and harder for me to enjoy football (pro or college) with all the commercial breaks. And I have yet to have an enjoyable experience attending a game due to all the stoppages. Hockey and soccer are by far the better spectator sports IMO.

TruBluMich

August 30th, 2014 at 1:54 PM ^

Ya, that sucks. Almost sucks as bad as watching from home because you couldn't get the day off. Then finding out that you don't have to because of rain. Enjoy the game, Id rather be there.

Son of Lloyd Brady

August 30th, 2014 at 2:42 PM ^

Its getting really old and annoying with all of the unnecessary bitching about blaming everything on Dave Brandon. Get the fuck over it everybody, you are more unbearable than armchair qb's.

bluepow

August 30th, 2014 at 3:47 PM ^

This is KILLING the sport.  The game is feeling too choppy compared to all my memories.  

We used to call it, 'the big mo...".  Momentum has taken a back seat to commericalism.

College football is a classic case of where money does not pay.

But, scoreboard also elicited memories, which is good...

 

samdrussBLUE

August 30th, 2014 at 4:12 PM ^

Is a tv timeout in the stadium more painful than watching at home? I guess it makes the game longer- if that is what you're getting at. But I don't by it as a substantial argument


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stetgor

August 30th, 2014 at 5:15 PM ^

it's the feeling that there is absolutely no flow when at games anymore.  You just feel like you never get to see more than about 3-4 plays before there's another stoppage.  Very frustrating to be so excited for M football, see a possession growing and then have to stop again.  

stetgor

August 30th, 2014 at 5:18 PM ^

it's the feeling that there is absolutely no flow when at games anymore.  You just feel like you never get to see more than about 3-4 plays before there's another stoppage.  Very frustrating to be so excited for M football, see a possession growing and then have to stop again.  

EDIT:  Sorry, I don't know how to delete the copies!

Alton

August 30th, 2014 at 5:28 PM ^

Eight TV timeouts a half, as far as I could tell, just like the last 10 years or so.  You are right, though, I think the TV crew absolutely blew it on one of them, calling a timeout thinking there was a change of possession.

TV crews are only allowed to call TV timeouts on changes of possession (including between a score and the kickoff, of course), on-field timeouts, injury timeouts and replay reviews.  Sometimes, every once in a while, they think there is a permitted timeout when there isn't one and if the TV goes to commercial before anybody can stop them, they go ahead and take the timeout unless it gives a huge disadvantage to one team or the other.

I think some of the problem is that the ref's microphone was turned way too low (and Michigan was always playing music over it) so you couldn't hear a single thing he said all game.  That might have been a permitted TV timeout--I don't know because I couldn't hear.

Team 101

August 30th, 2014 at 8:26 PM ^

I think the TV timeouts were about the same and they just suck like they always sucked.  The games were better to go to when they weren't on TV but I do like being able to watch on TV when I can't be there so I just think that is the price of being to watch on TV.  The increased use of prerecorded music and the endless "the team, the team, the team" commercials make it seem worse - I'd rather have more band or scores from other games.