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If you're not familiar with it — or just have better things to do than keep an eye on arcane NCAA offseason rule changes — you might not have been aware until Saturday about Rule 3-2-5e, which was imposed on the NCAA by television stations because the games were running too long.

Essentially, the rule changes the way the clock runs — in between possessions, for example, and all the way through kickoffs — and, according to calculations, it has actually shaved more than 18 plays a game off what you're paying your (possibly) hard-earned cash for. Basically, there are 18 snaps that have just vanished.

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Not surprisingly, lots of fans are plenty displeased, and they've now started WeHateTheNewClockRules.com, which aims to force the NCAA to come to its senses already and stop being a slave to television. Though, frankly, if you're a Tennessee California or Colorado fan right now, you probably didn't miss those 18 plays too much.

Rule 3-2-5-E Still Sucks: 18 Plays A Game [EDSBS]
First Hard Data On 3-2-5-e: 18.32 Plays Lost [The Wizard Of Odds]
WeHateTheNewClockRules.com [Official Site]

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