play clock


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play clock

n. Football
A timing device that is used to indicate how many seconds remain for the offensive team to start a play before being penalized for delaying the game.
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Rules tweaks include: no kickoffs, only two-point conversions and a 30-second play clock. All games are targeted to end in 2 1/2 hours.
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Referees could get to watch replays on tablets and a play clock will be started after an extra point as part of a plan to speed up National Football League games, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday.
* reviewing whether time expired on the play clock before the ball is snapped;
Football players have to deal with a play clock. Mortgage payments must be made on time or a late fee is assessed.
Offenses would have been penalized for snapping the ball before 29 seconds were left on the play clock.
An essential and brutal confrontation, synchronized to a play clock.
The start message lists the name of the match, the role the player is to assume (for example, white or black in chess), a formal description of the associated game (in GDL), and the start clock and play clock associated with the match.
Unfortunately, over 2 minutes were left on the play clock; the opposing team rallied to gain the lead with only 22 seconds on the clock for the Cowboys to have any chance at victory, which proved impossible.
It has been nearly one year since the Biz of Baseball (http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3855:play-clock-in-baseball-the-sec-to-add-two&catid=51:ncaa-baseball&Itemid=93) reported on bringing a play clock into college baseball tournaments.
Why, for example, would a team driving the ball down the field with plenty of time left on the play clock use a timeout when one doesn't ostensibly seem necessary?
The rules are the same as for the NFL, except the play clock is 25 seconds versus 45, the ball is smaller and they kick off farther up the field.