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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    Dylan DePalma

    Only reason i’m surprised soccer hasn’t cought on. 2 hours, continuous clock, in an out. I guess for 16 Sunday’s a year, people don’t mind making it an all day event.

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    g veatch

    College football is fine – just because it doesn’t fit into your schedule doesn’t mean it’s broken. DVR the sonovabitch and use the fast-forward button.

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    Hozel Rockit

    Agree 100%. I have found that I am watching less and less football because of the stoppages. I usually open the laptop sometime in the first quarter to kill time during the incessant stoppages. The next thing I know I miss whole chunks of the game because I was checking email. I am giving serious thought to dropping The Sunday Ticket and its not because of cost. Its because there have been whole weekends where I don’t even use it.

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    Czabe, agree 100%. Every time I sit down to watch a football game I inevitably crack open the lap top sometime in the first quarter to kill time during all the stoppages. The next thing I know I get caught up in an email or a story and miss an entire drive. Quite often I bail on a game because, not matter how good it is, I realize I have no idea what is going on. This may be the last year for the Sunday Ticket. Not because its too expensive, but because I am hardly using it.

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    Joe D

    First off. .. I got a new phone so I need to the morning show’s text number.

    Second. .. I have a dvr… if i fast forward through all the commercials & half time, I can watcha full game in less than two hours.

    If I am running behind, I can use the thirty second skip ahead on the DirecTV remote to quickly go to the next play. I’ve watched a game like this in less than an hour. No inane commentary… it’s beautiful.

    Or I can watch two games at the same time using a combination of the above. .. it is like football concentrate. .. delicious and nutritious.

    I have to give up Facebook just incase someone posts about the game, but that is a pretty small sacrifice.

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    So…..televised football games are too long…….but, televised golf tournaments aren’t??

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    Czabe, I agree with you. Unfortunately, I believe a lot of fans under 40 have become desensitized to all of the additional ads. They are part of a generation that doesn’t know any other way. It’s probably a lame analogy, but growing up I never had a problem with that fake margarine crap (chiffon?), but that was only because I’d never or rarely been exposed to real butter. Yes, I can and often do DVR games to fast-forward accordingly, and yes I realize I don’t have to watch a long, drawn out affair (this is always such a lame response — if I could so easily walk away then I probably don’t care enough to give a shit either way). I just hate that either option is almost always necessary when it wasn’t always that way.


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