I'm not much of a sports fan. But I've watched a couple of World Cup games in the past few days and find it makes for compelling television. Why? Because they play uninterrupted. 45 minutes of game, 15 minutes halftime, 45 minutes of game. No delays for substitutions, no TV timeouts, even an injury only delays play for about 60 seconds. So you get a constant flow of sport rather than 3 minutes of play punctuated by 3 minutes of filler and commercials. Much more enjoyable than American football or basketball.
  2006-06-20 17:54 Z