Wanna thank Rando Mango for the following article...which basically sums up with some quantitative data what I've been preaching for awhile.
Your basic NFL games have approximately 12 minutes of "action." At an average of 3 hours, that means there are 168 minutes of "inaction." Or a ratio of 1:14
A larger offender is 9-Man-Stand-Around (often referred to as baseball in some parts). Baseball's ratio: 1:16 action to inaction.
Hockey comes in at 1:4 of action vs. inaction.
Soccer, meanwhile, is the only sport where the action far exceeds the inaction...90+ minutes to @ 25 minutes of inaction, giving it a 1 : .3 ratio of action vs. inaction.
Not sayin. Just sayin.
With that said...I'm SO jackt the Steelers start training camp tomorrow.