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Tells you when a TV baseball/football/basketball game will be over
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You turn on your TV for your 11:00 "Seinfeld", but the [American] football game is still going on. There are 4:17 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter. The TV guide is useless! When will this game be over?

Now there's "GameOver". "GameOver" is a handy calculator for people who don't know a thing about sports but just want to know when the game will be over!

Simply input the name of the sport, the current score, the period or quarter or inning, the names of the teams (if known) and the clock time remaining (if applicable.) "GameOver" will estimate the ending time of the game.

"GameOver" automatically accounts for future TV commercials between each half-inning or period, likelihood of multiple timeouts or pitching changes being called (dependent on how close the scores are), possible overtimes (e.g. in soccer when the score is 0-0) and the natural pace of each game.

"GameOver" also has different modes, depending on whether you want 99% confidence of not missing your program, 95%, 80%, or just want to know the estimated time of completion.

phundug, Aug 25 2006

origin of the saying-it aint' over till the fat lady sings. http://www.worldwid....org/qa/qa-ita1.htm
[xandram, Aug 25 2006]


       Sorry, I still don't understand most televised sports enough to use a device like this (ie - What is an inning? Where is the score shown on the screen? What's this sport called anyway?) - if the bbc could see its way to just showing a rough estimate on the screen then I'd be happy enough.
fridge duck, Aug 25 2006

       I thought it's not over till the fat lady sings.
xandram, Aug 25 2006

       Hmm, maybe it should be a call-in service then. You talk to a live consultant who talks you through it ("do you see something that looks like "Bot 7" or "Top 3" -- "Yes, it looks like it says 'two hyphen one' -- is that anything?" "No, that's just the strikes and balls. You don't see anything that says Top or Bottom with an inning number?" "Ohhh, I see, there's a little "5" there. Is that what you mean?" "Yes, good. You know what, why don't I turn on the game myself. What channel is this on?"...)
phundug, Aug 25 2006

       My guesses are: for NFL & NBA, multiply the time left on the clock by 3. (You'll be seing the last 2 min's of Seinfeld's commercials with that much time left).   

       For MLB, full number of innings left x 20 min's. & interpolate on the current inning.   

       I have no idea on NHL, but I would guess it would be closer to clock x 2. I am guessing college games would be equivalent depending on how big the schools in the game are.   

       If it's an Astros game, the game will continue until such a point where the Astros manage to lose, even if it takes 9 innings extra. (but maybe only if I'm watching).
Zimmy, Aug 25 2006

       How about a website that just lists all the games currently being televised and gives a constantly updating estimated time to completion.
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 25 2006

       A turn of phrase I once heard: "In China:5 minutes:Game over". I think she had some kind of ball sport in mind, but it wasn't baseball.
Ling, Aug 25 2006

       any reason why it's in "quotes"?
jonthegeologist, Aug 25 2006

       'cos it's a quote. I improved the spelling, however.
Ling, Aug 26 2006


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