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    There seems like a lot of "debate" on the Trinity vs Campbell County game about whether or not the announcers should announce the running clock. Maybe it's just a Trinity thing, but they announce the running clock every time there is one. Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by THS2011 View Post
    There seems like a lot of "debate" on the Trinity vs Campbell County game about whether or not the announcers should announce the running clock. Maybe it's just a Trinity thing, but they announce the running clock every time there is one. Thoughts?
    Absolutely appropriate. At Garrard, our announcer says "from this point forward there will be a continuous clock." I think it makes all aware of why the clock isn't stopping, although it does sometimes lead to fans yelling for the clock to keep running when it is stopped for rule reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THS2011 View Post
    There seems like a lot of "debate" on the Trinity vs Campbell County game about whether or not the announcers should announce the running clock. Maybe it's just a Trinity thing, but they announce the running clock every time there is one. Thoughts?
    I thought it was just one guy being a sore loser in the final score thread.

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    Absolutely it should be announced. It is a part of the game that should be addressed publicly to the crowd. No different that describing a penalty call or a touchdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watusi View Post
    Absolutely it should be announced. It is a part of the game that should be addressed publicly to the crowd. No different that describing a penalty call or a touchdown.
    or two for one hot dogs at the concession stand.

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    Shouldn't be any debate...it's not a put down, just an awareness for everyone in the place that the game clock is changing.

    If you don't like the announcement, I guess maybe you shouldn't get a running clock score put on you....

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    Depends on how it is announced I guess LOL

    "From this point forward there will be a running clock..." (100% acceptable and should be the standard)

    "Ladies and Gentlemen we have YET ANOTHER running clock... go ahead and order your pizza's for pick-up because you are getting out of here early!!!!! GOOOOO ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!" (100% unacceptable)

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    or two for one hot dogs at the concession stand.
    That's information I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watusi View Post
    That's information I need.
    I agree!

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    It's funny how people don't care about how the losing team is treated until they are the losing team.

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    Simple announcement in monotone versus “Its a running clock!” Also stop announcing the score. “That’s Trinity 60, Ballers nothing. “

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watusi View Post
    That's information I need.
    That and 2 for one Hot Coco, ive seen you down some coco now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    It's funny how people don't care about how the losing team is treated until they are the losing team.
    I was just thinking that myself, considering who the losing team was in this case.

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    I think that the following is pretty close to what was said. "Per KHSAA rules, the remainder of the game will be played with a running clock". I don't see a thing wrong with it. I also have no problem with announcing plans for ticket sales. Season ticket holders need to know how to get their seats for the following week. At that point in the game, if there was anyone in the stadium that didn't know that Trinity would be advancing to the next round, I am sorry that the news was broken so abruptly.

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    That how I have usually heard it announced.

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