Originally Posted by Errant Hothy
No it isn't. When the play clock reads 01 it is counting the time from 1.9 to 1.0. Grab a stopwatch and start it. You will have to wait a second for it to change from 00 seconds to 01 seconds. Just because the clock does not display the tenth of a second countdown does not keep it from exsisting. It's why basketball, hockey, track and field, motorsports, swimming, horse racing, etc measure out past the whole second measurement. It's also why you will see teams snap the ball after the clock turns to 00 and not get called for delay of game every weekend between the NCAA and the NFL.
thats because if you set a stop watch to 40 seconds, the count down immediately displays the number 39 on its countdown as soon as its triggered. try it, countdown with a stopwatch, youre count will always be a number behind the number displayed.. if what you were saying was true than the playclock would start at 39 and count down..
the nfl playclock doesnt work like this.. it counts out 40 39 38 37 36 35 34
heres john madden explaining it..
the ball has to be snapped before the clock displays 0. the nfl doesnt require the referees to keep a mental clock of the .9 run off after 0 is displayed..
i know you want so much to be right but youre not..