How long is a football game?

A football game consists of 4 quarters that are 15 minutes long each.

So a football game is an hour long (4 x 15min = 1hr), right? Not so quick. You have to add in the few minutes between each quarter and the 20 minutes for halftime. But still, that’s only about 1 1/2 hours.

Well, the time clock in football stops all the time. It stops when a player runs with the ball off the field. It stops between switching teams who are on offense. It stops at time outs. It stops at injuries. Oh, and if the game is televised, then you’ll see the little guy in the red shirt come out and stop the clock and the game for commercials to be played on TV too.

With all of that, the length of the game though is about 3 hours. Might seem crazy but think of all the time you have to get a beverage during the game without missing a thing!!

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