View Full Version : A Rules Change Suggestion

02-03-2008, 05:28 PM
Well, technically not a rule, but...

Yes or No. Extend halftimes from 15 minutes to 20 minutes. To me, 15 minutes is hardly enough time to take a deep breath. 15 minutes just feels so short. 20 minute halves with a 20 minute break.

What say you?

02-03-2008, 05:39 PM
How big a vote do you think the television providers will lobby themselves in for???

As it is, a game can be scheduled into a 2 hour time slot with some hope it will actually fit, not always, but often enough to fit a schedule.

Would an extra 5 minutes be enough for them to raise a big stink???

This would certainly be no problem for cur sports northwest. They would simply regularly trim some of the middle of the game so it all fit in the 2 hour slot.

They are time management experts on a regular basis. If you trim all the commercials from a cur sports northwest basketball broadcast it only uses up a ninety minute window. One out of four minutes is devoted to commercials.

02-03-2008, 06:10 PM
Why not. It would give a lot of folks time to get to the Bulldog Club half-time social.
I'd like to see one less media time out per half. How about times out at the 15,10 and 5 minute marks. Way too many TO in college ball.

02-03-2008, 06:39 PM
I'm all for it. It's nice to breath in between halves. BTW, in pro hockey, they changed their intermissions from 15 to 17 minutes.

02-03-2008, 06:59 PM
But it seems like an NCAA hoops game, without an overtime, fits almost perfectly into a 2 hour television time slot. The prevailing trend is going towards getting games in ALL SPORTS, over more quickly.

02-03-2008, 07:30 PM
Put me down as a no, Bob. There are just so many pieces of plywood I can watch the little Karate Kids make say Uncle!

02-03-2008, 07:32 PM
The NFL turns it around in about 12 min. Most of these kids are in such good shape now days, almost everyone but the bigs could play 40 without a half time.

Gonzaga will turn a corner tomorrow.

02-03-2008, 09:10 PM
that's five more minutes of listening to Ehlo and Heister, so, no. Thank you.

02-03-2008, 09:44 PM
No. The kids ought to be in good enough shape to handle this. Look at those 5 set tennis matches in the hot sun. Or wrestlers or boxers.

02-04-2008, 03:41 AM
No. Reduce the number of TV time outs or shorten them by a minute. These games should be played in two hours or less.