Lifetime sports fan who's been lucky enough to scratch out at least a partial living for the last two decades watching athletes do their things. I was a beat writer for NFL and NHL teams in Buffalo, covered future pros while they were still high-schoolers in suburban Philly and have been addicted to boxing since sitting with my dad to watch Norton-Bobick on TV when I was 8 years old. These days, I'm living in Southwest Florida with my wife and son and often find myself hopscotching through airports during big fight weeks.
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Hi, Lyle. Thanks for reaching out. When it comes to numbers, digits are used for actual clock time references (like 7 p.m.), but here’s the excerpt from the B/R Stylebook for other references (http://bleacherreport.com/pages/stylebook):
“General quantities of time are spelled out (one through nine) or presented in digits (10 and above) according to B/R's normal rules for number presentation. Specific quantities of time are spelled out on first reference and presented in a clock-like fashion thereafter.”
And it’s not quite the same as your reference, but here’s an example included in the Stylebook that would relate:
"He rushed for 75 yards and a touchdown on a seven-minute, 18-second fourth-quarter drive. Later he rushed for 37 yards on a 2:11 drive that resulted in the winning field goal."
Let me know if any of that is unclear.