Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
I think so.
Even if the Titans were too classy to complain, I submit they were screwed.
I do a great deal of timing for college and high school basketball games. Timers like to say there is a certain, albeit brief amount of "reaction time," the time it takes when the timer hears a whistle to actually stop the game clock. It can be anywhere from zero to a few tenths of a second.
In the NFL, giant play clocks show how much time a team has to snap the ball. It's pretty basic stuff. The clock gets to zero, the ball isn't snapped, it's a delay of game penalty on the offense.
Not so this past weekend during a crucial play in the Baltimore-Tennessee playoff game. The referees scoff, chalking the failure to throw a flag on a "natural delay."
Then why have the play clock for all the world to see if, when it gets to zero, it's just going to be ignored?
Another bad year for NFL officials, and it's not over yet.