Saturday, December 19, 2009

Brent Musberger and Bobby Knight Don't Understand Time

The clock stopped for no reason late in the Butler-Xavier game, freezing at 14.7 while the ball was in play. Essentially, time was added to the game by the clock operator.

Brent and Bobby spend the next 10 minutes or so (while the officials are conferring) discussing how much time should be put on the clock. That's not the issue at all! Time needs to be taken off, because time wasn't running when it should have been. There is no chance of time being added back to the clock. The issue is how much should be taken off the clock.

So Brent and Bobby were discussing end-game scenarios based on an understanding that was the exact opposite of what was happening.

The officials (just now) ruled the game was over. Butler wins! In a decidely questionable fashion. I'm not sure the clock would have zeroed out, but at best it would have left Xavier with just a few tenths of a second. But it was curious when the clock stopped when it did, and started back up the way it did.

And Brent and Bobby are a couple of guys who seem to have trouble grasping the fundamental principles of time.


晚上 said...
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Big Blue Monkey 2: The Quickening said...

I don't know--am I supposed to be proud that as a blog, we've suddenly attracted the attention of Chinese spammers?

Muumuuman said...

Many people don't really understand time, BBM. Surprisingly, it's relative and the speed of light is constant. Weird wacky stuff.