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2-Minute Warning

Postby mrsticka » Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:21 am

How come the NFL has one, but college football doesn't?

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Re: 2-Minute Warning

Postby Coyote » Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:51 pm

mrsticka wrote:How come the NFL has one, but college football doesn't?


Because the NFL uses it as a time to sell extra advertisement, and for owners and executives to refresh their drinks. You can't sell drinks at NCAA games.
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Re: 2-Minute Warning

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:38 pm

Coyote wrote:
mrsticka wrote:How come the NFL has one, but college football doesn't?


Because the NFL uses it as a time to sell extra advertisement, and for owners and executives to refresh their drinks. You can't sell drinks at NCAA games.


And it's been part of the NFL as long as I remember..and I've been watching the NFL since 1970.. When I was 9 years old...

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Re: 2-Minute Warning

Postby Coyote » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:34 pm

Omaha Cowboy wrote:And it's been part of the NFL as long as I remember..and I've been watching the NFL since 1970.. When I was 9 years old...


It was originally put into play to make sure the play clock which was kept by an referee on the field, match up with the play clock as seen on the scoreboard. But ever since the official clock moved up to the booth, its function is really frivolous.
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Re: 2-Minute Warning

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:49 am

Coyote wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:And it's been part of the NFL as long as I remember..and I've been watching the NFL since 1970.. When I was 9 years old...


It was originally put into play to make sure the play clock which was kept by an referee on the field, match up with the play clock as seen on the scoreboard. But ever since the official clock moved up to the booth, its function is really frivolous.


Right.. But after so many years, it's woven in as a mosaic of the game.. Not just for extra advertisement $ for the league, which is valid.. In training camps, coaches use it as a situational part of the game as in their 2 minute drills etc.. So it's more than just about the advertising $.. It's become a traditional part of the game as it relates to coaches strategy and time outs remaining etc etc..

And I like that it's unique to the NFL vs college football.. And I'm probably different than most here as I prefer the NFL over college football. As much as I enjoy the Huskers and am a fan and an alum, I know on an Omaha forum, I'm in the minority on this opinion, lol...

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Re: 2-Minute Warning

Postby mrsticka » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:21 am

Coyote wrote:You can't sell drinks at NCAA games.

You mean alcoholic beverages? Some college stadiums around the country are actually starting to sell them. However, Memorial Stadium is not one of them.


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