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Young Thug "Halftime"
Young Thug "Halftime"
Published: 2015/06/08
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Halftime
Halftime
Published: 2017/01/26
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Ying Yang Twins - Halftime Stand Up and Get Crunk
Ying Yang Twins - Halftime Stand Up and Get Crunk
Published: 2015/12/11
Channel: Radial by The Orchard
Young Thug - Halftime (Lyrics)
Young Thug - Halftime (Lyrics)
Published: 2015/06/30
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Ying Yang Twins feat Homebwoi-Halftime (Stand Up and Get Crunk)
Ying Yang Twins feat Homebwoi-Halftime (Stand Up and Get Crunk)
Published: 2010/02/16
Channel: dskjhgr
YING YANG TWINS "HALFTIME" (NEW ORLEANS SAINTS THEME SONG!)
YING YANG TWINS "HALFTIME" (NEW ORLEANS SAINTS THEME SONG!)
Published: 2010/01/24
Channel: colliparktv
Flatbush Zombies - Half-Time (feat. A$AP Twelvyy)
Flatbush Zombies - Half-Time (feat. A$AP Twelvyy)
Published: 2017/03/04
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Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga's FULL Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show | NFL
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: NFL
Coldplay
Coldplay's FULL Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show feat. Beyoncé & Bruno Mars! | NFL
Published: 2016/02/11
Channel: NFL
Beyoncé & Bruno Mars Crash the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show | NFL
Beyoncé & Bruno Mars Crash the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show | NFL
Published: 2016/02/11
Channel: NFL
Katy Perry
Katy Perry's FULL Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show! | Feat. Missy Elliott & Lenny Kravitz | NFL
Published: 2016/09/13
Channel: NFL
NaS - Halftime (complete with lyrics)
NaS - Halftime (complete with lyrics)
Published: 2008/02/08
Channel: philbo67
Super Bowl 48 Bruno Mars-Full Performance Halftime Show HD
Super Bowl 48 Bruno Mars-Full Performance Halftime Show HD
Published: 2014/02/03
Channel: NBA MLB
Bhangra Empire @ NBA Halftime Show (Warriors vs. Grizzlies) 2017
Bhangra Empire @ NBA Halftime Show (Warriors vs. Grizzlies) 2017
Published: 2017/03/28
Channel: Bhangra Empire
15 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows
15 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows
Published: 2017/02/05
Channel: Nexus
Amy Winehouse - Half Time
Amy Winehouse - Half Time
Published: 2011/12/11
Channel: Prollepse
Beyonce - Super Bowl 2013 Halftime Show HD 1080p
Beyonce - Super Bowl 2013 Halftime Show HD 1080p
Published: 2016/03/09
Channel: TheVideoSelection
Flatbush Zombies - Half-Time (feat. A$AP Twelvyy)
Flatbush Zombies - Half-Time (feat. A$AP Twelvyy)
Published: 2015/02/28
Channel: TerrorizeSpeed
Nas - Halftime (Clean)
Nas - Halftime (Clean)
Published: 2011/03/27
Channel: NasVEVO
MayWard and KissMarc do the MOBE dance | Halftime Performance - Star Magic All Star Game VERSION 1
MayWard and KissMarc do the MOBE dance | Halftime Performance - Star Magic All Star Game VERSION 1
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: Random Republika
Beyonce Superbowl Halftime Show (CBS) (NFL)
Beyonce Superbowl Halftime Show (CBS) (NFL)
Published: 2013/02/04
Channel: NPE Online
Doe B "Half Time" [Official Audio]
Doe B "Half Time" [Official Audio]
Published: 2014/04/02
Channel: Hustle Gang
Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” Healed the World | Super Bowl XXVII Halftime Show | NFL
Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” Healed the World | Super Bowl XXVII Halftime Show | NFL
Published: 2016/02/12
Channel: NFL
Billy Lynn
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Vin Diesel Movie HD
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: Movieclips Trailers
Ohio State Marching Band Hollywood  Blockbusters Halftime Show 10 26 2013 OSU vs Penn State
Ohio State Marching Band Hollywood Blockbusters Halftime Show 10 26 2013 OSU vs Penn State
Published: 2013/10/27
Channel: mbandfan2
Rams Lead Raiders 17-14 At Halftime
Rams Lead Raiders 17-14 At Halftime
Published: 2017/08/20
Channel: CBS Los Angeles
2015 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show - Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj
2015 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show - Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj
Published: 2015/02/16
Channel: megadarren
8 Most Unforgettable Super Bowl Halftime Shows
8 Most Unforgettable Super Bowl Halftime Shows
Published: 2015/01/17
Channel: Clevver Music
MY BASKETBALL HALFTIME PERFORMANCE
MY BASKETBALL HALFTIME PERFORMANCE
Published: 2017/04/08
Channel: Sofie Dossi
KISSES Inagawan ng Moment si MAYMAY sa Half-Time Show ng Star Magic Oppo All-Star Game
KISSES Inagawan ng Moment si MAYMAY sa Half-Time Show ng Star Magic Oppo All-Star Game
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: Starmometer
LaMelo Ball Halftime Shooting Contest During Lonzo Ball First Summer league Game With The Lakers
LaMelo Ball Halftime Shooting Contest During Lonzo Ball First Summer league Game With The Lakers
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: PressCAPLOCK
ELDERS REACT TO LADY GAGA MEMES | Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance
ELDERS REACT TO LADY GAGA MEMES | Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: FBE
HD Full Halftime Show at El Clásico Miami with Marc Anthony (Real Madrid vs Barcelona)
HD Full Halftime Show at El Clásico Miami with Marc Anthony (Real Madrid vs Barcelona)
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: nGolos
BILLY LYNN
BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK - Official Trailer #2 (HD)
Published: 2016/10/27
Channel: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Madonna Super Bowl Half Time Show HD (2012) Very High Quality
Madonna Super Bowl Half Time Show HD (2012) Very High Quality
Published: 2012/04/21
Channel: TheKarlsruheprotest
Paul McCartney - Super Bowl Halftime Show 2005 - Full Show (HD)
Paul McCartney - Super Bowl Halftime Show 2005 - Full Show (HD)
Published: 2016/06/13
Channel: MusicNic
NUMBERJACKS | Half Time | S2E10
NUMBERJACKS | Half Time | S2E10
Published: 2015/10/04
Channel: Numberjacks
Marc Anthony El clasico halftime show 2017
Marc Anthony El clasico halftime show 2017
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: MOGA NEWS!!!
The Halftime Speech
The Halftime Speech
Published: 2015/03/30
Channel: LifeAccordingToJimmy
Billy Lynn
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) - It's Going Down Scene (6/10) | Movieclips
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: Movieclips
EPIC HALFTIME CHALLENGE
EPIC HALFTIME CHALLENGE
Published: 2016/03/15
Channel: Theo Baker
Billy Lynn
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk(2016) - Interview Scene
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: PlatinumMovieClips
What if LeBron James never left Miami in 2014?!? NBA2K17 Simulation
What if LeBron James never left Miami in 2014?!? NBA2K17 Simulation
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: Halftime Productions
2001 Super bowl Halftime Show: Britney, Aerosmith, NSYNC
2001 Super bowl Halftime Show: Britney, Aerosmith, NSYNC
Published: 2015/02/02
Channel: JamieBFan
Fightin
Fightin' Texas Aggie Band Halftime Drill - Missouri Game at Kyle Field on November 15, 2014
Published: 2014/11/16
Channel: James Beaman
JABBAWOCKEEZ at the NBA Finals 2017
JABBAWOCKEEZ at the NBA Finals 2017
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: JABBAWOCKEEZ OFFICIAL
LADY GAGA - Super Bowl Half-Time Performance - REACTION
LADY GAGA - Super Bowl Half-Time Performance - REACTION
Published: 2017/05/26
Channel: The Tide Pool
Beyoncé Live at NFL Super Bowl 2013 Halftime Show HD 1080P
Beyoncé Live at NFL Super Bowl 2013 Halftime Show HD 1080P
Published: 2014/02/26
Channel: Turtle Goddess
2016 ILLUMINATI Superbowl Halftime Show - Beyonce, Katy Perry, Madonna & Coldplay
2016 ILLUMINATI Superbowl Halftime Show - Beyonce, Katy Perry, Madonna & Coldplay
Published: 2016/02/06
Channel: White Rabbit
U2  Superbowl Half time show 03/02/2002 New Orleans
U2 Superbowl Half time show 03/02/2002 New Orleans
Published: 2013/02/21
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In several team sports, matches are played in two halves. Half-time (also written halftime or half time) is the name given to the interval between the two halves of the match. Typically, after half-time teams swap ends of the field of play, in order to reduce any advantage that may be gained from wind or a slope to the playing surface, for example.

While it exists mainly to allow competitors to rest briefly and recover from the play of the first half, half-time also serves a number of other purposes. It also serves as an intermission for spectators, and it often features entertainment, such as cheerleading performances, tifos, performances by school marching bands (particularly in high school and collegiate sports in North America), or concerts featuring popular music acts (particularly in major events, such as the Super Bowl). On games that are broadcast on television and radio, it also provides broadcasters with an opportunity to give a recap of the first half of the game, air highlights of other games in progress, air commercials and other advertisements, provide analysis on the game, or air game-related festivities (such as an aforementioned half-time performance). In the NFL (National Football League), halftime is usually around 12 minutes. Although major events like the Super Bowl have around 30 minutes of halftime featuring a musical performance.

History[edit]

The origin of changing ends at half-time lies in the early English public school football games. One early use of a fixed half-time, and it is suggested the origin of the practice, was to allow for two football teams each used to a different set of rules to play half of the game by familiar rules, and half by the opposition rules. This was practised notably between followers of Eton-rules football (closer to modern association football) and Rugby-rules football (closer to modern rugby Rugby union). This use of half-time was unnecessary after the standardisation of football rules in 1863 (see Laws of the Game) but is still used for the now-rare contests between teams playing different codes of football. Changing ends at half-time (if no goals had been scored) was part of the following schools' codes: Brighton, Eton, Rossall, Sheffield, and Winchester. Other schools changed every time that side scored (Cheltenham, FA, Harrow, Marlborough, Rugby, Shrewsbury, Uppingham schools)[1] The 1863 Cambridge Rules state: "In a match when half the time agreed upon has elapsed, the side shall change goals when the ball is next out of play".

Overview[edit]

One benefit of half-time in a field game is to allow teams to swap their positions on the field in order that the effects of the natural conditions such as sunlight and wind direction are experienced fairly by both teams. In some sports this is achieved without the need for half-time: for example, in cricket fielding positions of players are rotated after a set passage of play. In other sports no such provision is necessary, for example in baseball, where playing positions do not change and both teams occupy the same locations on the field of play, though there is frequent rotation of players in the ordinary course of play.

Half-time for spectators offers the opportunity to visit the toilet, get some food or drink, or just exercise cramped limbs, without the fear of missing any of the action. A half-time show may be put on for the spectators to keep their attention, most famously in the case of the American football Super Bowl. As many spectators at the ground may be otherwise occupied using stadium facilities it might be inferred that the scale and spectacle of half-time entertainment is more directly related to the size of the potential television audience.

In many sports that are televised, half-time offers the opportunity to advertise, a valuable source of revenue for television companies. In addition, it allows analysis of the game so far by pundits; controversial incidents or exceptional play may be highlighted at this time. It also allows viewers to catch up with any action that they may have missed. Half-time has spawned one of the most enduring clichés to describe football: that "it's a game of two halves."[2]

List of team sports[edit]

With half-time[edit]

Sport Length of half-time Length of a half
American football 12 (professional) or 20 (college) minutes[3] Two 15 minute quarters. Each half is 30 minutes. In IFAF, two 12-minute quarters, with each half at 24 minutes.
Association football 15 minutes 45 minutes plus injury time
Australian rules football 20 minutes Two periods (quarters) of 20 minutes plus stoppage time
Bandy ≤20 minutes[4] 45 minutes plus injury time, replacement time etc.[4]
Basketball 15 minutes Two periods (quarters) of 10 (FIBA, WNBA, WNBL, NBL) or 12 minutes each (NBA) or one period (halves) of 20 minutes (U. S. college basketball).
Canoe Polo 1–3 minutes 7–10 minutes
Field hockey 10 minutes 35 minutes
Gaelic football 12 minutes 30 or 35 minutes
Handball 10 minutes 30 minutes
Hurling 12 minutes 30 or 35 minutes
Lacrosse 12 minutes in NLL only Two periods (quarters) of 15 minutes each in NLL
Netball 5 minutes Two periods (quarters) of 15 minutes each
Rugby league 10 minutes 40 minutes
Rugby union 10-15 minutes 40 minutes
Rugby sevens (union) 1 minute (2 minutes in competition finals) 7 minutes (10 minutes in competition finals)
Shinty 15 minutes 45 minutes

With intervals other than half-time[edit]

No half-time or equivalent[edit]

(other than to allow movement of players in the natural course of play and/or TV commercials)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Football, The First Hundred Years: The Untold Story. Adrian Harvey. Routledge, Abingdon, 2005 p. 184
  2. ^ It's a Game of Two Halves Independent, 16 December 2007, accessed 19 September 2009
  3. ^ College football gets uniform instant replay system USA Today, 5 May 2006
  4. ^ a b "Bandy Playing Rules: Rule 4. Playing time" (PDF). Federation of International Bandy. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 

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