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Fri, January 30, 2015

How much 'football' will you see Sunday?

The Media Education Foundation analyzed last year's game, which took three hours and 23 minutes between kickoff and the end of the fourth quarter. The answer to my question in the headline of this blog is, 'not much.'

-72 Minutes:  Footage of the field where the ball is NOT in play.  Like players huddling, standing at the line of scrimmage, or just milling around between snaps.

-48 Minutes and 34 Seconds:  Commercial breaks and on-screen promotions.

-23 Minutes and 46 Seconds:  Replays.

-17 Minutes and 30 Seconds:  The actual, live game, with the ball in play.  Amazingly, that accounts for just 8.5% of the broadcast.

-16 Minutes and 37 Seconds:  "Miscellaneous" stuff, including shots of the crowd, cheerleaders, and the sidelines.

-12 Minutes and 28 Seconds:  The halftime show.

-7 Minutes and 30 Seconds:  Promotion for Fox TV shows, since Fox was hosting last year's game.

-4 Minutes and 52 Seconds:  The halftime report.


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Phil Cianciola's Bio
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Family: Wife, Sandy and our little rescue dog Gabby who looks like Toto from the Wizard of Oz.

What I Like About My Job: Mostly that I have one.

Favorite Activities and Interests: Cycling, eating and the Green Bay Packers.

Favorite Music: 60's

Favorite Movies: Slingblade, Tucker, Easter Parade and anything with Audrey Hepburn in it.

Favorite TV Shows: Restaurant Impossible, American Pickers, Chasing Classic Cars, Wheeler Dealers, Rehab Addict.

Favorite Books: Anything by Wisconsin's own Michael Perry.

Little Known Fact About You: If I listed something here it would hardly remain a little-known fact about me.

Favorite Moment In Radio: Still to come. When I buy my own station on Sanibel Island and host a sea shelling show.

Anything Else You Think We Should Know: Plenty. Listen to the PhilCast daily to find out.
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Birthplace: Clinton, Wisconsin

Education: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Family: Wife, Amy and our two chihuahua dogs, Gus and Bongo

What I Like About My Job: It beats doing hard labor. Did that for a few years and that was more than enough.

Favorite Activities and Interests: I watch way too much TV. I also enjoy movies and video games. I also enjoy watching sports especially the Packers.

Favorite Music: I enjoy most music except country and rap. I tend to listen to Classic Rock and current Hard Rock the most.

Favorite Movies: I enjoy most movies, but tend to watch Superhero movies, comedies and Zombie movies the most.

Favorite TV Shows: I like a lot of the shows on the USA network (Burn Notice, Psych, etc.). I also enjoy Community, Modern Family, South Park, and Walking Dead.

Favorite Books: I've been enjoying the Robert Jordan books (Wheel of Time) for years. I also have been reading the George R. R. Martin books (now and HBO TV show).

Little Known Fact About You: I've actually been working at WHBY for many years before the PhilCast started.

Favorite Moment In Radio: I really enjoyed being involved in College radio (mostly because I was Station Manager, which means I was in charge).

Anything Else You Think We Should Know: I miss my afternoon naps that I use to take at 3pm.
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