Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The game clock has a mind of its own...

When does the NFL game clock stop? Some reasons...
  • A timeout is called (duh, right?)
  • The person with the ball runs out of bounds (this is important when there's not much time left in the half)
  • There's an injured player on the field (although sometimes the team has to use a timeout then too - it depends)
  • The red challenge flag is thrown by a coach (which means the referees review the previous play to see if the decision needs to be changed)
  • It is the 2-minute warning (this is at the end of the 2nd and 4th quarters)
  • Change of possession (interception, score, punt, etc.)

Sometimes you won't realize the clock stopped because they'll switch to a TV commercial.

1 comment:

  1. you mean there are actualy rules for this?! It's not just random, or whatever they feel like doing? hmf. go figure.