Boom! Check it! Starting this season, if any football game has a margin of 35 points or higher after halftime, the coaches and referees can agree to go to a running clock. But they must agree to this option BEFORE the start of the game. (They can’t wait and see the score is 42-0 at half, then decide to do it.)
If ENTERING the fourth quarter, or at any point in the fourth quarter, there is a lead of 35 points or more, the game will MANDATORILY go to a running clock and that WILL NOT change no matter what the score becomes. So, if Team A is leading Team B 35-0 and Team B score to make it 35-7, the clock will keep running.
Aram’s take: I like it! This will effectively end the angry conversation I’ve had with myself (and many reporters have had with themselves) when a game gets out of reach and the clock can’t move quick enough … and I’m wondering “How did I pick this dud?” or … “How did Fred convince me to cover this dud?”