super vILLain said:
I like how they let teams motion for the timeout when the clock is already at :00 and don't call a delay.
The clock we see is not the clock the refs see. And the refs look at their watch until the moment it says 0, and only then will they look up to see if that ball is snapped. There's a half second to a second delay between the acts so there's a little bit of breathing room. It's not as absurd as you're trying to make it out to be.