College football fans are upset with the length of time it took to complete Monday night’s national title game.
For years now, fans have been complaining about how long it takes to complete the average college football game. Monday night, it seemed to reach a boiling point. Clemson’s thrilling victory over Alabama took four hours and eight minutes – which means that since the contest started at 8:17 p.m. ET, it ended for fans on the east coast at 12:25 p.m. ET. The fourth quarter started just before 11:30 p.m. ET.
Obviously, that makes it tough for fans to both watch the game and get up to be at work on time the next day.
Fans aren’t thrilled. Here’s what we’re seeing on Twitter:
What can be done, you ask? Well, many believe that if the NCAA moved to a number of rules the NFL uses, it’d help. Example: no time stoppage after first downs.
The ratings for the contest were down a bit too this year – from 15.8 to 15.3 – and some attribute it to the length of time it took for the game to finish up.
Will the NCAA address the issue? We’ll find out in the coming months.