TV timeouts fund scholarships
Brian Holland | Tuesday, October 16, 2007
In response to Dan Quirk’s letter criticizing “excessive” TV timeouts during our football games (“TV timeouts a disruption,” Oct. 16), in 2003-2004 (the most recent year I could find data for), the NBC contract funded 111 undergraduate scholarships averaging 17,600 dollars each. If you figure there are 16 TV timeouts a game and seven home games, that’s 112 timeouts a season. That means each timeout means another one of my classmates gets the chance to go to school at Notre Dame. I’ll wait considerably more than five minutes for that.