Skip to comments.A LOOK AT AN ESPN TELEVISED COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME
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.
OTHER (INCLUDES REPLAYS, GRAPHICS, REPORTERS) 47 SHOTS
CROWD AND STUPID LOOKING FRUITCAKE FANS........44
FOOTBALL PLAYER CLOSEUP'S AFTER PLAY..........101
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.
The games are so over-produced these days that it makes me long for the time before instant replays.
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.
...and worse than that, who are the lipschitz(s) making these boneheaded “producing” decisions. You have made an excellent, “What were they thinking?” observation.
It all depends on the spot.
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.
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.
I agree, what a disgrace, 300+ camera shots and only 13 of the cheerleaders!!!! That’s all I would watch college football for...... :^)
Need more ref closeups.
Their coming to take me away...ha ha, he he, ho ho oops saying ho is not politically correct.
Produced and directed by ADD graduates from Ritalin U.
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)
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.
I actually enjoy seeing my crazy fat cousin dressed up like Hagar's wife Helga.
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.
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.
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.
And those of us that were at work helping to protect the borders wish we could have been at home watching the game.
You could have skipped the day of work...and no one would have noticed...
Oh, I wish :)
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?
Those of you with HDTV — do you notice any difference?
(Regular TV has the 4:3 aspect ratio; HDTV has 16:9)?
I dont have HDTV. The one I have hasn’t broken yet.
I have a habit of responding to just one post when I mean the general audience....anyone out there have HDTV?
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.
I was wondering about the view of the field — do you get a larger view of the field, or is it about the same?
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.
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.
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.