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More NFL to the NFL

December 15, 2008 - Paul Giannamore

With the scary economic times came something that I've long wondered about:

NFL games now are actually less chopped up by weird TV timeouts.

Anyone who's attended a live NFL game knows what an awful inconvenience the "TV Timeout" is.  Just watch the guy with the big orange gloves on the sidelines. He's in charge of the game.

But now, with Detroit in trouble, there's only so many Toyota ads that the average NFL game can support. And so, with every change of possession does not necessarily come a set of commercials.

Nice for the game.

Scary, though, if you start thinking about how much money isn't rolling into the economy, or the NFL coffers. At some point, players just might have to take pay cuts. Imagine. $1 million lopped off a $10 million payday.

Perhaps this economy crash thing means reality could  be returning to the fantasy world we've been living in for years.

At the very least, it means football games are no longer ruled just by the TV director.

 
 

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