Starting on Time

Hold on while I dust off the soap box. OK, now it’s ready for me to stand on.

As I said in this space last year, why can’t football games start on time!? If they can’t, which they never do, let’s change the time. Please!

I went to Conant High School last week for the Schaumburg/Maine South game, one that was supposed to begin at 7:30 p.m. But Schaumburg’s Anthony Iannoti didn’t toe the ball until 7:50 p.m. Argh!

For two teams that like to throw the ball, and one (the Hawks) that is good at scoring, the first half didn’t end until 9:14. I’ll do the math: That’s 83 minutes to play two quarters.

I don’t really care how long the game takes. But let’s dispense with the illusion that the sophomores are going to play fast enough for the varsities to start at 7:30. Why can’t schools just settle for a 7:45 start? Why? Why? Why?

I just stepped off.

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