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Weekend Sports Preview

By Keith Allison (Flickr)

By Keith Allison (Flickr)

I have had a rough past few sports weekend. The Orioles have really been my only saving grace as Liverpool, Virginia Tech, and the 49ers have been inconsistent to poor in their past few performances leaving me to begin my work weeks with even more animosity and rage than usual. So here’s what I’m looking forward to:

Saturday

West Bromwich @ Liverpool: Liverpool are struggling lately. Settling for a point last weekend against Merseyside rival Everton, losing to Basel Wednesday in Champions League and with only 6 points this season, the Reds need 3 points from this matchup.

Virginia Tech @ UNC: Dear Brewer… please don’t throw more than one interception. The fall from the excitement peak that was the Ohio St. game has been long and rough. I want to believe the Hokies can challenge for the ACC although I know they’re far from it.

Tons of other ranked matchups including a handful of SEC matchups that should make for great television and solidify how bad I am at College Pick Em.

Sunday

Orioles @ Tigers: Up 2-0 after a huge comeback in game two the O’s are yet again pulling me through my other teams’ mediocre performances

Kansas City @ San Francisco: Big matchup as the Chiefs are coming off of mollywhopping New England all over the field. Alex Smith returns and I’ve never been more excited for him to throw interceptions.

More football and baseball postseason games and quality EPL matchups as well.

What are you excited for this weekend?

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Football is Too Long

By Latics

By Latics

I realize I will probably be in the minority with this opinion but as I sit here and watch the end of a game that kicked off 3 hours and 22 minutes ago, I can’t take it anymore…. this sport takes too long.

I love football I really do, I watch every Saturday and Sunday and usually pick up some of the games on Monday and Thursday. An NFL or college football game has 15 minute quarters which equates to an hour of game time yet takes an average of two hours to complete! It is insane how often the clock stops in this game. Soccer games are 90 minutes in game time and between a 15 minute halftime usually take around two hours to complete. There is no reason a sport with a clock that is 30 minutes shorter in game length should take an extra 60-80 minutes on average to complete.

You don’t have to reduce the amount of football on television (nor do I think you ever will). Just reduce how frequently the game clock stops. Stop having so many commercial time outs and only let the clock stop inside maybe the last 5 minutes of each quarter. Might reduce the amount of hits given or received and maybe even reduce injuries.

Again I realize this will fall on deaf (or no) ears but please, please, reduce the length of these games.


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