As I huge football fan I realized the actual playing of the game isn’t that much, but I had no idea it was this darn bad. According to the Wall Street Journal only 11 minutes:
So what do the networks do with the other 174 minutes in a typical broadcast? Not surprisingly, commercials take up about an hour. As many as 75 minutes, or about 60% of the total air time, excluding commercials, is spent on shots of players huddling, standing at the line of scrimmage or just generally milling about between snaps.
I mean that makes me pause and realize why more often then not I let the game go for 30 to 45 minutes on my DVR so I can fast forward.