Game Time

Friday, November 29, 2013


The typical televised football game lasts about three hours. But according to a study by The Wall Street Journal, only 11 minutes of that time is actually devoted to live play. Bob Fishman is a game director for CBS Sports, the person who decides what home viewers see and when they see it. In an interview that originally aired in 2010, Fishman explains to Bob how he spends the other two hours and 49 minutes of a broadcast.


Bob Fishman

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bob garfield

45 seconds between plays that last 15 seconds. and the game clock is running.

Dec. 05 2013 03:15 PM
Ted from Boston

I cannot wrap my head around this. With the game clock totaling 60minutes, how is this possible when we see every play? What does the study determine to be "actual football?" If it's talking broad picture - the entire field - then I believe it. Otherwise, I'm curious about the evaluation process behind this study.

Dec. 05 2013 01:57 PM

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