great conversation piece. i am not a fan of shortening the games from 48 to 40 minutes.
i am a HUGE fan of shortening the total length of games.
under 2 minutes: each team gets 1 timeout and 2 ball advances. 3 timeouts total per half, 1 reg and 2 20 sec.
shorten halftime by 5 minutes but keep the same number of commercials for national tv games. in other words, shorten the stupid tv halftime shows.
no replays unless the clock is under 3:00 min in the quarter and replays only on change of possessions out of bounds, foot on the line and shot clock violation. plus, when a replay is announced the refs have 60 seconds to decide. if no decision can be made, call stands.
subs on at the 2nd foul shot or before the and 1 foul shot. if you want to sub the shooter you have to wait for the next dead ball.
no staggered subs. at the dead ball, all subs must be cleared from the scores table within 5 seconds.
ehh, I've never really seen it as a problem. Games start at 7, and are over by 9:30. How much faster does it really need to be? Its already the shortest game times of the major sports. Football 3 Hours, Baseball 3+ Hours, Hockey 2:45-3 hours, Nascar 4 hours you get the point.
There are a lot of commercials which is kind of a drag, but thats how the money is made so its not changing. Halftime length is just enough time to go out and smoke (if thats your thing) and grab a beer before it starts back. I think its working fine.
I'll vote for a couple more later starts like 7:30 or 8PM, but as length goes, if it aint broke dont fix it.
Into the crevasse!
"Climb down Lemon, Climb down"
edit: also, i think those changes (even if you took out the more radical shortening halftime by 5 minutes) would land each game between 90 and 120 minutes. this is the perfect amount of time, it would also dramatically speed up the end of close games which would be a great thing.
Last edited by Chef; 09-11-2013 at 08:02 AM.