The numbers of a football game

According to NY Times analysis the Sugar Bowl had 16 minutes and 28 seconds of live action, or 7.3% of the 3 hour and 43 minute game time. In the NFL the Colts vs. Broncos had 12 minutes and 18 seconds of action in a three hour broadcast. (6.8% of the game was action, not counting replays) Soccer gives you close to 90 minutes of action in a 120 minute broadcast.
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  1. Wilson Afonso on wrote:

    Actually, a typical soccer game gives you some 50 minutes of real action, after you discount all the interruptions.

    Still a lot more than football, of course.