Has the CFL in an effort to speed up games for TV in recent years slowly introduced some sneaky timekeeping? It looks to me that the clock is always rolling at least until each 3 minute warning. Things I've noticed:
--The game clock will run with the play clock after changes of posession... as opposed to at the snap.
--The game clock will run on extra points outside the 3 minute warning... as opposed to not running on conversions since they aren't technically plays of scrimmage.
-- The game clock will roll with the play clock after incomplete passes & plays out of bounds outside the 3 minute warning... as opposed to stopping the clock until the next snap of the ball.
The extra point issue was discussed on an "ask the ref" feature on CFL.ca. The answer went something along the lines of confirming that the time-keeping rule had been changed quietly a number of years ago...
[b]Could someone either confirm my premonition that the other rules have also been changed in the last few years?
If so, did this time lost also contribute in part to the lack of scoring in the CFL this year?[/b]