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National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell announces less commercials during games

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell announces less commercials during games”

I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for any type of correspondence on those topics, but in the meantime, enjoy Goodell's plea to root for him as he tries to change the game. "He'll still be able to give input, but will no longer have the final say".

The NFL plans to use a play clock after the extra point to get back to the action faster.

"Consistently, we heard from fans that we can improve in two key areas: the flow and pace of the game, and commercialization and the number of unnecessary disruptions to the game on the field", Goodell wrote. He also celebrated a Dez Bryant touchdown during last year's first Eagles-Cowboys game.

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However, the commissioner went on to explain that teams would evaluate free agents such as Kaepernick for their on-field abilities and not necessarily their political views.

Replay rulings would be made by the head of officiating in NY. If it seemed like more, well, maybe that tells us something about how much they detract from the viewing experience. But there's a lot of wasted time in there where, again, we want to take that out of the game.

The NFL will also put in place a rule to standardize the re-start of the clock after a runner goes out of bounds. And this does not affect the 156 plays during the game. Instead of having five or six commercial breaks per quarter, fans will only be subjected to four per period. Goodell doesn't see those extra 30 seconds as intrusive, something league surveys back up.

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This will lead to less downtime for the fans at the stadium and it will also allow the action to resume much sooner after the commercial break.

Numerous long and tedious stoppages have always been an annoyance for many fans of the NFL.

He told the paper that the National Football League moving to eliminate some scheduled TV ad breaks, would be increased from 1 minute, 50 seconds to 2:20 to accommodate the new format. "We call those 'double-ups.' They actually occurred 27 percent of the time (on kickoffs last season). I think in light of the new media environment, every league needs to find ways to make their product more customer friendly, particularly from a media perspective", Strudler said. He knows the games take too long with breaks that kill the vibe of a sport built on passion. And while cutting back on the number of ad time available to the networks would, in theory, raise the cost of a single spot thanks to the power of scarcity, that's a path no media partner now wants to go down.

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