Reaction to Shorter Games
I'm sure that all of you have heard by now about the NCAA's decision to shorten the length of football games next season by tweaking the way that the clock works. This morning Todd Schulz wrote a unique article in the Lansing State Journal arguing against the changes. Why is this unique? This is the first media member I've come across opposing the rule change. The other day they took up the issue on Around the Horn and PTI and were something like 6-0 in favor of making the games shorter.
Now, I have no problem with the NCAA's desire to shorten games, but why take away from the one hour out of three that the game is actually being played? Eliminating 5 or so commercial breaks a game would have the same effect and not compromise the product on the field. In the end, the NCAA appears to be attempting to move towards the NFL style of football, something that I am fearful of. I prefer college football for a reason (and its not just that the Lions have been at best mediocre since well before I was born). Here's hoping that the NCAA come to their senses soon.