So the NFL opened its season last night. Its theme is, "Are you ready for some commercials?" I was in the gym, and I began watching the New Orleans-Indianapolis game when I got on the exercise bicycle, with 4:11 left in the first quarter. I watched the game for the 42 minutes I spent on the exercise bicycle, at which time there was 4:46 left in the second quarter, so I saw just under one full quarter of football. Can you guess how many commercial breaks there were during this time? Would seven be a lot? Six? There were 10 breaks for commercials during one quarter of football. A half of soccer has exactly ZERO breaks for commercials (unless ESPN2 loses its feed late in the second half and decides to kill some time with a few spots). I don't follow football closely, but I watch it if it's on TV. It can be entertaining, but it is becoming unwatchable. I do follow soccer closely, and it is compelling. Perhaps a reason is that the game isn't interrupted 10 times in a quarter for commercials.