Thursday, April 12, 2012
Football--A Waste Of Time
I've often thought football viewing as a huge waste of time. Talk about the law of diminishing returns--If I've seen one run off tackle, I've seen a million. Not much difference, sometimes the runner makes a few yards, sometimes not. If the telecast was created without the ubiquitous white noise of the crowd, no one would watch. The assumption being that if 50,000 people find it of value, who am I to disagree?
Here's an article from the Wall Street Journal titled "11 Minutes of Action". That's right, after watching 3.5 hours of football, from the snap of a football to the play ending consumes < a whopping 11 minutes of action.