That was the time the game was scheduled to start, but did it start at 7:00 PM?
And why did it not start at 7:00 PM?
Because the network broadcasting the game decided to do an exposé on several players from both teams. Those little journalistic reports of the facts about something I care nothing about took over an hour and were incredibly annoying.
I remember the days when the networks would schedule the game at a certain time and that was the time the kickoff actually took place. Sadly…not any more!
Now we “television spectators” have to endure watching a bunch of over-hyped crap about how some player overcame a problem with athlete’s foot or jock itch to become the “man” he is today. On top of that we then have to suffer through twenty minutes of a coin toss that makes no difference in the outcome of a game.
That was the time the game was supposed to start. That’s the time the game is supposed to start.
I don’t care that one of the players had a groin pull because he was trying a new position with another groupie who was hoping to make a name for herself in college (a decision she will definitely regret later in life).
I don’t care that a coach lost his passport on the way to Canada and was detained for a few hours while the U.S. embassy had to be contacted to verify his citizenship.
I don’t care that the third-string kicker had a growth removed from his left nostril at the age of three and had to endure taunting, bullying and hazing from his peers.
Gimme the kickoff…not a bunch of journalistic mumbo-jumbo that has no bearing on whether my bookie pays me or I pay my bookie.
Network sports is pathetic.