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A LOOK AT AN ESPN TELEVISED COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME
TELEVISED FOOTBALL GAME | 12-01-2007 | SELF

Posted on 12/01/2007 11:59:34 AM PST by OKIEDOC

This morning I watched the Tulas vs UCF football game.

After about so many useless camera shots I decided to keep score of the number of camera shots in just 10 minutes of the second half.

CAMERA SHOTS:

OTHER (INCLUDES REPLAYS, GRAPHICS, REPORTERS) 47 SHOTS

CHEERLEADERS...................................13

CROWD AND STUPID LOOKING FRUITCAKE FANS........44

FOOTBALL PLAYER CLOSEUP'S AFTER PLAY..........101

REF CLOSEUPS...................................12

SIDELINES......................................52

TALKING TO DIGNATRIES 3MINUTES DURING PLAY......1

GAME ACTION FULL FIELD PLAYS...................47

I do not know about some of you but the narrow scope of the on-screen picture is enough to make a grown man make a post to this forum.

I wonder how many times ESPN needs to show a players mother making a complet ass out of herself running up and down the sidelines.

The Thursday night game with the NFL was much better but it did show more full field.


TOPICS: Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cheerleaders; closeups; crowds; espn; sidelines; thisaintnews; toomuchtimeonmyhands

1 posted on 12/01/2007 11:59:37 AM PST by OKIEDOC
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To: OKIEDOC

Insanity-Vanity.


2 posted on 12/01/2007 12:02:15 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: OKIEDOC
No huddles! Remember when they use to show huddles!

The games are so over-produced these days that it makes me long for the time before instant replays.

ML/NJ

3 posted on 12/01/2007 12:04:33 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: OKIEDOC

The most annoying thing is when ESPN has the girl announcer...Pam Ward. Unless it is a great game, I am forced to turn on another sporting event.


4 posted on 12/01/2007 12:04:42 PM PST by Diago (http://www.margaretsanger.blogspot.com/)
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To: OKIEDOC
Hear hear. Show the bleeding football field, you morons! I can't watch this instant-cut MTV-generation epilectic-fit-inducing dreck.
5 posted on 12/01/2007 12:06:29 PM PST by JasonC
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To: OKIEDOC

...and worse than that, who are the lipschitz(s) making these boneheaded “producing” decisions. You have made an excellent, “What were they thinking?” observation.


6 posted on 12/01/2007 12:06:39 PM PST by xc1427 (It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees...Midnight Oil (Power and the Passion))
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To: OKIEDOC

It all depends on the spot.


7 posted on 12/01/2007 12:08:46 PM PST by csmusaret (Mnimum wage today; maximum wage tomorrow. It's the Socialist way.)
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To: ml/nj
Why in the name of the real God in heaven do these people feel justified to show so many damn fan shots.

I do not turn on the game to watch a bunch of idiots dressed up like San Fransicko perverts.

I am sure that much of this can be traced to idiot producers who used to work for feel good networks such as the Clinton No-news Network and PMSNBC.

8 posted on 12/01/2007 12:09:51 PM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: OKIEDOC

I hate it when they have those “starting lineup” intros that always overrun the first few plays. And it seems they are often showing some cutesy thing and not quite making it back to the snap of the ball in time.


9 posted on 12/01/2007 12:09:57 PM PST by Puddleglum
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To: OKIEDOC

I agree, what a disgrace, 300+ camera shots and only 13 of the cheerleaders!!!! That’s all I would watch college football for...... :^)


10 posted on 12/01/2007 12:10:06 PM PST by Enchante (Democrat terror-fighting motto: "BLEAT - CHEAT - RETREAT - DEFEAT - REPEAT")
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To: OKIEDOC

Need more ref closeups.


11 posted on 12/01/2007 12:11:09 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Responsibility2nd
LOL

Their coming to take me away...ha ha, he he, ho ho oops saying ho is not politically correct.

12 posted on 12/01/2007 12:11:19 PM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: JasonC

Amen


13 posted on 12/01/2007 12:11:57 PM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: JasonC

Produced and directed by ADD graduates from Ritalin U.


14 posted on 12/01/2007 12:14:18 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: OKIEDOC
CROWD AND STUPID LOOKING FRUITCAKE FANS........44

LOL, strangely enough I've been in crowd shots such as these (for a few seconds anyway, I'm the one with the gray Raiders skull cap)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmBeNWZSTPY

15 posted on 12/01/2007 12:19:30 PM PST by GOP_Raider (Television is all Tommy Westphall's fault, damn it!)
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To: ml/nj; OKIEDOC
They all need a wider shot of the plays themselves — especially pass plays.

Saw a re-run of Navy running back a touchdown — the shot was so close on the back you couldn’t see where Army’s special team got beaten, blocked or just plain out maneuvered.

The close-up of the run was cinematic, I suppose, but it left mystery as to what was really happening on the field.

16 posted on 12/01/2007 12:28:28 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: GOP_Raider
I’m sorry GOP_Raider but Raiders fans don’t count or qualify as political correctness.

I actually enjoy seeing my crazy fat cousin dressed up like Hagar's wife Helga.

17 posted on 12/01/2007 12:43:26 PM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: BenLurkin
Thats what bothers me.

The announcers are so busy talking about Paris Hilton or some other stupid crap that they hardly ever tell you that the ball is here or there.

Monday Night football drives me wild especially the announcers.

I want a full shot more that just during the initial start of the play.

Another thing that drives me crazy is when there is a penalty and the infraction is not shown.

18 posted on 12/01/2007 12:47:34 PM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: OKIEDOC

In one respect, I’m totally with you about ESPN’s over-production of a football game. What infuriates me the most is the alternative camera shots of the coach, the crowd, the band, whatever you may, during the pre-snap moments. Then the sudden camera switch as the play is already about a second underway. That is infuriating.

I will say I would be an advocate of one type of fan shot. I would prefer to see the fans faces immediately following a score, so I don’t have to endure the end zone celebration nonsense. This is especially true for professional games. T.O. or Chad Johnson would be completely disempowered if their endzone antics were never televised.


19 posted on 12/01/2007 12:49:59 PM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar!)
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To: GOP_Raider

Funny clip.

We were present in Hederson to watch the Utes take the Trojans apart on Christams day in Las Vegas a few years back. They’re for real.


20 posted on 12/01/2007 12:51:23 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: OKIEDOC

And those of us that were at work helping to protect the borders wish we could have been at home watching the game.


21 posted on 12/01/2007 1:20:34 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: Tennessee_Bob

You could have skipped the day of work...and no one would have noticed...


22 posted on 12/01/2007 1:23:25 PM PST by dakine
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To: dakine
You could have skipped the day of work...and no one would have noticed...

Oh, I wish :)

23 posted on 12/01/2007 1:27:54 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: OKIEDOC

Actually with all the play, replay, examine it from another angle replay, and the in case you missed it shots of the play, I think you are actually watching the equivalent of 4 games.

And yet with all that, how did I miss Tennessee stopping LSU so they only got a field goal?


24 posted on 12/01/2007 1:37:02 PM PST by Grammy
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To: BenLurkin

Those of you with HDTV — do you notice any difference?
(Regular TV has the 4:3 aspect ratio; HDTV has 16:9)?


25 posted on 12/01/2007 1:41:43 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack

I dont have HDTV. The one I have hasn’t broken yet.


26 posted on 12/01/2007 3:30:12 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I have a habit of responding to just one post when I mean the general audience....anyone out there have HDTV?


27 posted on 12/01/2007 3:34:07 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: Tennessee_Bob
I watched the Thursday night game with some guys from the Border Patrol and had a great time.
28 posted on 12/01/2007 4:37:05 PM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: scrabblehack

Got one about 6 months ago, still amazed at the picture quality. Simply awesome. I will tell you it sucks with an analog source though.


29 posted on 12/01/2007 5:24:03 PM PST by jwh_Denver (Elect Hussein Obama for President, give a kid a whack at it.)
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To: jwh_Denver

I was wondering about the view of the field — do you get a larger view of the field, or is it about the same?


30 posted on 12/01/2007 5:29:26 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack

Good question. I haven’t noticed anything different but I haven’t looked at it from that perspective. I think I would have a hard time telling you one way or the other even if I did look for it. I seriously doubt that if it is different that it would be much different.


31 posted on 12/01/2007 10:33:15 PM PST by jwh_Denver (Elect Hussein Obama for President, give a kid a whack at it.)
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To: ml/nj; OKIEDOC

It’s the light-weight cameras and too many of them.

When cameras were heavy and expensive they did a better job of showing the actual game play.

I get claustrophobia now days because I’m forced to look up peoples noses when I just want to see the field.


32 posted on 12/02/2007 1:20:25 AM PST by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: donna
In last nights game the cameras showed very little of the down field action yet we were subjected to penalties outside of our viewing picture.

Penalties and fights are part of the game.

The producers probably think that showing so much crowd stupidity and sideline shots add reality to the game.

Instead with all the cameras capturing every detail, we still miss oodles and gob's of game action.

33 posted on 12/02/2007 9:57:12 AM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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