Author: Daniel

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Have you ever wondered precisely how long a basketball game was when considering the quarters or halves are so short? Additionally, how long are games in terms of all the various leagues you get from youth all the way up to the Pro level? This article covers it all. Currently, each NBA quarter is 12 minutes long, totaling 48 minutes. However, the game is played over 2 hours and 15 minutes on average, which includes half time, timeouts, pauses, and other breaks in play. NBA G League is 12 minutes a quarter, WNBA is 10 minutes a quarter, College is…

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Even though football games have quarters ranging from 8 minutes to 15, totaling a maximum game length of 60 minutes, NFL games last almost 3 hours, and college games even longer. Why is that? Even youth football lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes sometimes. Find out why in this article. NFL games are 15 minutes a quarter but are usually, on average, above 3 hours in length.  College football is longer at about 3 hours and 24 minutes because they have different overtime rules and feature a longer halftime interval than the NFL. High school games are 12 minutes a…

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Spikeball is a fun and competitive game that is super easy to learn and is great for all different ages and skill levels. One of the unique things about Spikeball is the net and rim and how they impact different rules and overall play. While watching a game of Spikeball you may hear the term pocket being used. The pocket can play a big role throughout the game and it’s important to understand what it is and what the associated rules are. A pocket in Spikeball is when the ball contacts the net and changes trajectory due to proximity to…

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One of the most important shots in pickleball is called the overhead smash. During a pickleball game many players will attempt a lob shot which is a high lofted shot in order to drive their opponents away from the net or to allow them time to enough time to get back into position. Skilled pickleball players will often smash these shots making them almost impossible to return. An overhead smash is a powerful pickleball shot performed when the ball is lobbed high in the air and a player can direct the ball downward at a sharp angler into an opponent’s…

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If you have ever watched a baseball game, you’ll notice the announcers often refer to pitchers as starters and as relievers. Although they are both consider to be pitchers there are some key difference between the two that are important to understand. A starting pitcher is a pitcher that begins each game on the mound. They will pitch for as many innings as possible until they are replaced by a relief pitcher who enters the game due to a starter’s poor performance, a high pitch count or because of an injury. Relief pitchers are generally more flexible because the often…

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If you are in the market for a new wood bat one of the decisions, you’ll be faced with is what type of wood are you going to select. These days there are three primary types of wood used in most baseball bats: maple, ash and birch. So, you might be wondering what is the best wood for a baseball bat? The best type of wood for a baseball bat is maple due to its durability, hardness, longevity and overall performance. Ash is also another popular wood used in baseball bats that’s preferred by many hitters. Ash is known for…

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One of the most exciting plays in all of football is when a defense can create a turnover. Turnovers generally have huge role in determining who will end up winning the football game and who doesn’t. One of the most common and exciting turnovers in football is what is called an interception. So, you might be wondering what is an interception in football? An interception (INT) or pick in football is when a defensive player catches a forward pass that is thrown by the other team’s quarterback or another offensive player. After an interception is made the defensive player (if…

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Many football games are very close and will come down to a handful of important scoring plays that will ultimately determine the overall outcome of the game. The best football teams find ways to score the most points while holding their opponent to as few points as possible. In football there are several different ways a team can score points. One of the most unique scoring plays is a safety. So how many points is a safety in football? A safety is a scoring play in American football that is worth 2-points. A safety occurs when an offensive player retreats…

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Football is one of the most popular and exciting sports to watch. It’s a strategic game that often comes down to a handful of plays that will ultimately determine the overall outcome of the game.   The best football teams find ways to score the most points while holding their opponent to as few points as possible. In football there are several different ways a team can score points, but a field goal is one of the most important and easiest ways a team can get some points on the scoreboard. So how many points is a field goal worth…

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Pickleball has become a very popular paddle sport that combines many aspects of table tennis, badminton and tennis. One of the most unique and important parts about the game of pickleball is what is commonly referred to as the kitchen. This is a term that you’ll often hear on the pickleball court and is one all pickleball players need to understand as it effects many rules and how the game is played. So, what is the kitchen in Pickleball? The Kitchen or non-volley zone in pickleball is an area on the pickleball court that extends 7 feet from both sides…

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