Let’s be honest folks, unless it’s Super Bowl Sunday, we pretty much all hate commercials. So much so that we incessantly flip through channels for the two minutes of pain we must endure before watching whatever it was we were watching. In the NFL, a game is said to last on average 3 hours and 12 minutes. In that span, it is said that the ball is only in play for an average 11 minutes, the rest littered with commercials and stoppages. Sports like hockey and basketball have a similar fate. Baseball, in general, is just a slow game. Soccer is the only sport where the clock will run no matter what the issue. Where a foul is settled by letting the other team have the ball and letting play continue. There are no commercial breaks other than on the 15-minute halftime, and whatever time was wasted during the game is added on at the end of every half. Soccer’s fluidity and lack of stoppages give them an important edge compared to other sports.