When Hamilton scored a TD in the 4th quarter…
It went to automatic review and ruled a TD and it was a TD
But did no one notice that while it was in automatic review…the cloc kept running.
Look at the time on the clock when he scored
Yes I noticed this. There was another couple of times in today’s games when the clock ran off over a minute between plays. It happens frequently, ergo my comments that the CFL timing rules are a mess. Then in the last 3 minutes of the half inexplicably a basketball game breaks out. None of this would happen with proper and logical timing rules.
Seeing how I do not know exactly which plays you mean, I cannot comment but on this play…it is not a timing issue…it has noting to do with the rules…The play was being reviewed, the clock should have stopped…
AS for other times where a play takes a minute, that is because the ref can and will start the 20 second clock whenever he feels like it
I have seen the ref wait until the huddle has bee broken to start the clock and other times the receivers have not crossed back over the LOS and the play has been whistles in
Except the ref announced the play is under automatic review…the clock should have stopped
All scoring plays and potential scoring plays are automatically reviewed…that is why the challenge was not needed
And the bottom line is, everyone was standing around while the clock was running
Yes I can see that but it’s harder to notice when the timing rules are so arbitrary to begin with. Why should the clock run only 30 seconds between some plays and over a minute between others? Why should it run on some converts and not others when it shouldn’t run on converts at all? Why should it run at the start of a quarter or on a change of possession before the ball is snapped? Why should it run past the three minute warning? How can a play be run when the clock reaches :00 which means the game is over in any other sport in the world ?
I can’t even keep track of the quirks and goofy timing rules any more. I don’t even pay attention to fiascos like the one tonight you point out. There are perfectly logical and sensible timing rules available to be followed. Fix it already!
It all centers around the play clock. The NFL timing rules are far superior and result in much better game flow.
I’m in the vast majority here. I have suggested 30 or 35 seconds between plays if you want to put a quirky CFL twist on it. Right now it usually takes longer than 40 seconds between plays and there is no continuity but rather it is arbitrary as you pointed out. With those superior timing rules the clock would have stopped tonight as it is abundantly clear when it should be running or not.