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Old 05-10-2007, 11:12 AM   #16
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:49 AM   #17
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Originally posted by Axver
As far as things that make the game worse, those super slow motion replays are almost always really irritating and I find they show barely anything of interest. The only time they are useful are in the following circumstances:

1. Cricket: determining whether a batsman has been run out.
2. Rugby: determining whether a player has grounded the ball with control and thus scored a try.

Cricket desperately needs on-demand statistics to become the norm. After all, it's the king of stats-heavy sports, and it's really irritating when it takes forever for the TV to put up the stat you'd like to see. This is why I love following cricinfo.com's live commentary: if you need a stat, e.g. required run rate, current partnership score, fall of wickets, etc., it's almost certainly right in front of your face. Nowadays, I always watch cricket on TV while keeping tabs on Cricinfo online.
Channel Nine aren't bad with that though, especially in one-dayers. Once it gets to a certain stage the score changes from score and overs to runs needed and balls left, and the run rate's always flicking around.

Personally, Cricket-wise, I thnik the Hot Spot was a great innovation, the slow-mo has helped immensley, the ball trakcer and the extreme slow-mo cameras are terrific.

In footy the instant replay is good.

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Old 05-12-2007, 02:20 PM   #18
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looooooove those overhead shots.
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Yeah, that industry really bounced back from the whole Hindenburg incident. Overhead shots do rule, it's like a video game. OH THE HUMANITY!
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:09 PM   #20
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:50 PM   #21
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I'm not really a fan of NASCAR (never seen a complete race). However I do think the innovative camera angles are interesting. They even have cable packages where you can watch your favorite driver the whole way through if you so desire.

I am not really a fan of how much advertising there is. If there is a blank spot on a uniform, playing field, equipment, etc... they'll sell it.

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