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C-Mac
04-06-2005, 11:40 PM
NFL | Clock Malfunction Affected NFL Europe Game - from www.KFFL.com
Wed, 6 Apr 2005 20:45:23 -0700

The Associated Press reports the NFL Europe game between the Cologne Centurions and Hamburg Sea Devils, which was held Saturday, Apr. 2, ended prematurely due to a clock malfunction. The visiting Sea Devils were at Cologne's 37-yard line on third down with 51 seconds to play. After Hamburg gained four yards on a running play, the clock continued to run. However, before the clock reached 20 seconds, it began to count down at an increased speed and time expired before the Sea Devils could run another play, according to the explanation given by the NFL. The game officials were unaware of the malfunction, which was caused by a computer error and was beyond the control of any individual. The game, which Cologne won by the score of 24-23, will not be replayed, and the result will not be changed.

This is a tough one.
My first instinct is to play a :51 second game starting at the 37, but there are just too many tangibles to pull it off fairly.

Ari Chi3fs
04-06-2005, 11:55 PM
this could damage the credibility of NFL Europe. Regardless this will get play in Europe.

C-Mac
04-06-2005, 11:57 PM
Its like the worst nightmare come true.
Its worst than a blown call.

Woodrow Call
04-06-2005, 11:58 PM
:hmmm: That is a tough one. I guess I would just send a letter of apology like when a ref makes the wrong call. You can't really come back and play the 51 secs since once the officals leave the field of play the game is final.

I would probably kill someone if that happened to the Chiefs in a playoff game or any game for that matter.

Ari Chi3fs
04-07-2005, 12:04 AM
:hmmm: That is a tough one. I guess I would just send a letter of apology like when a ref makes the wrong call. You can't really come back and play the 51 secs since once the officals leave the field of play the game is final.

I would probably kill someone if that happened to the Chiefs in a playoff game or any game for that matter.

NOTE TO SELF: Dont **** with Archie Bunker. He talks tough on the internet.

Woodrow Call
04-07-2005, 12:11 AM
NOTE TO SELF: Dont **** with Archie Bunker. He talks tough on the internet.

Back Off man you want a piece. ROFL

Simplex3
04-07-2005, 12:15 AM
Not a damn thing you can do but put some checks and balances on the game clock.

Speaking of, don't the refs keep the official time on the field?

C-Mac
04-07-2005, 12:17 AM
:hmmm: That is a tough one. I guess I would just send a letter of apology like when a ref makes the wrong call. You can't really come back and play the 51 secs since once the officals leave the field of play the game is final.

I would probably kill someone if that happened to the Chiefs in a playoff game or any game for that matter.

Like graveyard dead?

C-Mac
04-07-2005, 12:18 AM
Not a damn thing you can do but put some checks and balances on the game clock.

Speaking of, don't the refs keep the official time on the field?

In the NFL for sure.

Simplex3
04-07-2005, 12:19 AM
In the NFL for sure.
So basically a $15 stopwatch would cure this problem.

Woodrow Call
04-07-2005, 12:22 AM
Like graveyard dead?

No. I am no killer. Archie is a lover not a fighter. Just a bad choice of words I suppose.

Ultra Peanut
04-07-2005, 05:56 AM
How the **** could none of the refs notice all of that time mysteriously evaporating from the clock?

Cochise
04-07-2005, 06:15 AM
they should just rochambeau over it.

C-Mac
04-07-2005, 07:47 AM
No. I am no killer. Archie is a lover not a fighter. Just a bad choice of words I suppose.

Ohhh....like just a gut shot. :p