MLS Pre-emption thread

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by IlliniOnFire, Sep 6, 2007.

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  1. IlliniOnFire

    IlliniOnFire Hostile AND Abusive

    Oct 8, 2006
    Southern Illinois
    There hasn't been a lick of defense played in the Louisville/Middle Tennessee State game so far (21-14)... they haven't played 5 minutes off the clock and its been about a half an hour.

    Unless somebody on either side learns to tackle soon, this game will take WELL over 3.5 hours meaning it will cut into the start of the Chivas/DCU game.
     
  2. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    I was going to post a similar thread this afternoon, long before the game even started, because the majority of college football games have been running way over 3 hours this year, with many going over 3 and a half.

    But this game is barely moving the clock at all. It's a one or two play drive and then the clock stops for a touchdown and a kickoff. The game started at 7, and the first quarter will run past 8 o'clock.

    At this point, I'd say the game will likely reach 11 o'clock. Be warned people, we're going to miss a good portion of the first half of tonight's MLS game. (Hopefully not all of it.)
     
  3. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    I went to one this weekend that was 3 hours and 42 minutes. I was like "we could play an MLS double-header in this time!"
     
  4. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    First 15 minutes finally finished at 8:06.
    Still another 45 minutes to go.


    In other news, Louisville might give up a lot of points in the Big East this year.
    (Of course, they'll score a lot too.)
     
  5. PJohnson

    PJohnson Member+

    DC United
    Dec 16, 2004
    South Dakota
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    There is 11:51 left in the 2nd quarter. The time is now 8:20pm EST. It has taken 1.5 hours to play 18 minutes on the game clock. And since it's a close game it's only going to get worse. We will be lucky to see ANY of the DC United vs Chivas USA match.
     
  6. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    Yeah, this game will be lucky to be over by 11pm.

    Did anyone take the over in this game?
     
  7. Breakwood

    Breakwood Member

    Mar 23, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    Can anyone explain to me why NCAA games last so long compared to NFL games? I love NCAA football, but I can't understand for the life of me why they always take so long while NFL and CFL games are almost always finished in 3 hours.
     
  8. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    Without getting bogged in the details, the NFL and NCAA have different clock rules. In the NFL there are more situations where the clock runs while the ball is not in play.
     
  9. loonixxx

    loonixxx Member+

    Chicago Red Stars
    Aug 28, 2004
    Soccer Limbo
    Club:
    Jagiellonia Bialystok SSA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    I don't watch college football but I think they stop the clock after every first down.
     
  10. tk421

    tk421 Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    Great..just great
     
  11. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    I was gonna post this thread. :)

    Yes, I'm all psyched up and ready to complain like the rest of you. Stupid college football. I think it's on espn360, though.
     
  12. tk421

    tk421 Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)


    Any online links?
     
  13. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    A lot of NFL games exceed three hours too, and it seems to be getting worse (from personal observation).
     
  14. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    Thank TV timeouts. 2nd half will go faster.
     
  15. AeroNaught

    AeroNaught Member

    Atlanta United
    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham, AL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)


    I was under the impression you had to pay for ESPN360. Hope I'm wrong though, I really wanted to see this game (and no cable for me). How about SopCast?:confused:
     
  16. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    First half was finally over right at 9 o'clock.
    With any luck, the second half will move a little faster and maybe the game will be over by 10:45.

    On the plus side, it's a pretty exciting game to watch.
     
  17. GutBomb

    GutBomb Red Card

    Aug 28, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    sopcast just broadcasts TV channels. if this game is not on ESPN it won't be on Sopcast.

    ESPN360 is free, but only on ISPs that carry it. Many ISPs don't.
     
  18. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    When the WNBA game ran over for United States v Los Angeles, someone posted a direct link to the ESPN360 feed that anyone could watch.

    Hopefully someone can do that again if the need arises.
     
  19. Microwave

    Microwave New Member

    Sep 22, 1999
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    If you have high speed cable internet you might also have cable TV. Back when I just had comcast cable I could put the internet cable into the back oof my TV and I got (illegal I assume) free cable. But now I want HD so I pay for both. Just a tip you might want to try if you have cable internet.:D
     
  20. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    Wow, what a score so far that is!
     
  21. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    This should convince those people who think MLS Cup would be better in prime time on Thursday instead of middle of the day Sunday that its a bad idea.
     
  22. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    Interesting how college football games are now scheduled against NFL games. That didn't used to really happen.
     
  23. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    That's what I was thinking. That used to be really avoided until smaller schools starting playing games on all kinds of week nights so that they could have their games on ESPN.
     
  24. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    \

    And I thought it was all about education. I HATE college football.

    That being said, Rutgers will destroy Louisville when they play later in the season.
     
  25. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Word of warning for the game tonight (R if you watch College football)

    The Big East has benefited a lot from playing games on Thurs night.
     

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