The amount of commercials is absolutely ridiculous. I understand they need to make some money, but when there is literally more commercials than football, something is wrong. I wonder if it would be worthwhile to complain to the CRTC as any channel that plays more commercials than programming would be reclassified as an infomercial channel, not a sports channel.
Unfortunately football in general has WAY TOO MANY commercials. I don't understand why it can't be like hockey and do it at spicific points each quater.NHL games have three commercial breaks per period at league mandated spots (6 minute mark, 10 minute mark and 14 minute mark. Unless a team is on a power play or an icing) each period.
By the end of the game, with the commercials a game is between about 3.25 to 3.5 hours. That IMHO is a bit too long especially when the CFL is more of a faster paced version of the game compared to the NFL (whose games with commercials run about the same length), when it comes to the game clock running more often.
BTW, i noticed alot of people hating on the Scotia Bank commercial and that's fine because one, IT'S A HOCKEY related commercial! What ever happened to those football ones? You know the one of the guy crumpling up paper into a ball and wanting his co worker to dive for the half yard pass. Or the one where two guys are about to give the office prude a gatorade shower only to have her say "don't" while she's typing something?
Yes. I understand the concept and reasons for commercials. I expect you'd give me more credit than that.
That does not change the fact that I hate them and fast forward through EVERY chance I get. I will even Rewind the live tv and watch replays or the last 3 mins just to skip the commercials of TV shows, sports shows, movies and news.
Commercials treat viewers like they are complete fools. I cannot stand that garbage.
I wonder how long they will allow PVRs to continue to fast forward commercials until they put some magical non-FWD functions through commercials on these things.
The CFL has 4 commercial breaks per quarter, plus between quarters.
And they always take them on a change of possession or immediately after a score. Except at the 3 minute warning, or if there's a long injury.
That's about as mandated as it can get. If a team has a 7 minute drive (rare in the CFL, but it happens), you get no commercials for 7 minutes of game time. But then you might see a break both before and after a kickoff as they try and get the 4 breaks in before the end of the quarter.