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This is post is random, but I watched a highlight video of SB III and the video showed the clock hit zero snd the referee fired a pistol in the air yo signal the end of the game.   I got curious as to when this custom ended.

from Wikipedia regarding the use of a pistol shot to signal the end of the game;

“In the NFL this was first done in 1924, to avoid confusion with the whistles and air horns used for other signals; at the time the stadium clock did not show the official game time, which was kept by the officials on the field. The stadium clock later became the official game time and the NFL discontinued the gunshot in 1994. “

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