Time Out: Jeff Fisher Cries Foul on “Monday Night Football”

October 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In reaction to a new story by Yahoo’s Chris Chase that Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher was asked towards the end of the “Monday Night Football” game between Tennessee and the Jacksonville Jaguars to take a time out for a commercial break, this moves this author into once again believing that the NFL is more rigged than fans think.
Fisher was asked by a referee to call a timeout so that the station could squeeze in more commercials. This is damaging to hear as a football fan, especially given that he shows a referee—who is supposed to be unbiased—purposely telling a NFL coach to do something just so that a network can make more money.
Fischer was asked to call a timeout, and he declined, but apparently this sort of thing goes on way too often in the NFL.
Fischer commented on the situation at the end of the game:
"At the two-minute warning in every game in the fourth quarter, there are conversations that go by. There's conversations t...

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