Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Squizzums

    Squizzums said, about 15 hours ago

    Sounds like you and Frank Kermode need to have a long talk about kairos and chronos. Or a short one.

  2. garcoa

    garcoa said, about 11 hours ago

    If it was only when action is taking place, it was less than an hour. Being in the huddle with the clock running isn’t action.

  3. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, about 9 hours ago

    I routinely record games and watch them later. With Fast Forward engaged at the whistle, it does take an hour to watch a game.

  4. Island Boy

    Island Boy said, about 7 hours ago

    The play clock only runs for 40 seconds. Huddles tend to be brief when/if they’re used. Many, if not most teams go with a “no huddle” system.

    I don’t know when Jeff last watched football, but the current philosophy among many (if not most) coaches is that you want as many plays as possible. I’m sure it’s like watching paint dry for the uninitiated, but the game is a lot faster than it was 10 – 20 year ago.

    Having said all this, the clock, using the clock – using time as an element – this is the added dimension of the game of football. Using the clock wisely enables David to beat Goliath on occasion.

    Also – having said all that – I prefer NCAA to NFL! ;)

  5. matthewz

    matthewz GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    if you’re talking actual action play time, a football game averages about 13 minutes. get a stop watch & try it.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 5 hours ago

    She is learning how to handle Caulfield. She won this round. Now if this was happening in Finland Caufield would have been given the teachers and curriculum he needs to challenge his intelligence and creativity.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 4 hours ago

    Five whole minutes?! Wow, I bet some advertising executive got fired for not squeezing in more ads.

  8. Carl42SG

    Carl42SG GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago

    Be gentle, Jef — there is no sport that is all-action 100% of the time. Not even fútbol.
    One the other hand, bashing college relativity classes is fine-and-dandy.

  9. Edward Tonry

    Edward Tonry said, about 1 hour ago

    People keep saying baseball games take too long to play, but they are usually done in under three hours, including commercials. Football games are supposed to have much more action, take one hour on the game clock, and still last at least three hours. So, which is faster?

  10. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, 15 minutes ago

    @Edward Tonry

    Oh, relativity again.
    Baseball took more like two hours as a kid; and they will be trying a clock on pitchers next year to pick up the pace.

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