great thread title, made me laugh
Ohio to add new scoreboard at Ohio Stadium in Ohio
It looks pretty nice. Of course, the pictures don't show the advertisement filth that will be plastered all over the place.
Odd squatty dimensions. Looks like they can only show running plays.
Also of note, in reaction to being called "Ohio" so much, 642 new members will be added to the marching band in order to spell out script "The Ohio State University NOT OHIO" during next year's loss to Michigan at the Horseshoe.
You mean at "Columbus Crew Stadium", yes?
I still think this is stupid. It's bad internet citizenship, it's the opening volley in an arms race between fanbases to see who can deface the other's stuff fastest, and it looks like it was all an accident on the part of a "Michigan fan" who was too dumb to know which stadium he was rating.
I can say quite ugly.
I just think the colors and logo give them very little to work with. It'd be hard for anything to look much worse than the monstrosity that currently assaults my eyes every time I drive home from downtown Columbus up OH-315.
It doesn't even look like it has good proportion/symmetry. It's like something my unartistic-ass self would have scribbled if I got the word "toilet" in Pictionary.
If you've ever seen a game at the toilet, you'd know that the scoreboard is far more hideous during games. Some of the animations on there are simply the dumbest things I've ever seen. Why would you put an 'O' on the side of a purple cow and have it moo? It ties into nothing, other than the notion that OSU is stupid.
Their graphics people emulate an indoor soccer team, but somehow a multi-million dollar athletic department cannot find the money to outperform the self proclaimed Powerpoint expert from the Cleveland Crunch.
you cant polish a turd
You actually can, just not this one
but not in the way that you think.
that "problem" will be handled given the new "Zero Waste" policy at Ohio Stadium:
Unfortunately, it must be noted, we are the VIS in that November '68 photo.
Sadly, I can't do too much trash talking about the A/V in Ohio Stadium. My grandfather's company did a lot of renovation work with the audio wiring, PA system, and probably the scoreboard a while back.
I'd have to ask exactly when and what, but thinking about it, I believe it was pre-1982. Maybe I can trash talk without feeling bad after all, since I doubt any of their work remains.
And here I thought Coach Hoke finally had them convinced they were actually just "Ohio" and that they decided to change their scoreboards to reflect that. I was disappointed with their selection. I don't like it nearly as much as this retro look one, sans score.
Oh man they must have been really pissed we went so far as to put "Ohio" on the- waaait a minute...
Let's get some better ones than that.
22-0; I was there for that one! I had better seats than where that photo (the usual visitors' section up in northwest C-deck) was taken. They had become O.S.U. at that time. I really don't know when they changed the old Ohio Stadium scoreboard.
Well we ARE their rivals. It's one of the greatest rivalries, so why not showcase it?
ND better be next. Their scoreboards look like they belong on a high school basketball court.
They just replaced them before last season.
ED: I guess it was a couple of seasons ago. But yeah.
And I used to think Michigan was cheap.
Dave Brandon sees your new scoreboard, and raises you 50,000 seats in the next 25 years!
takes place on the field. I hope that Michigan can leave OSU fans staring at their new scoreboard in dismay, this year and for many on-years to come.
UM: 108 x 62 = 6,696 ft^2
Ohio: 124 x 42 = 5,208 ft^2
That is the sturcture measurements- not sure what that means for video dimensions...
are 47*85, if you're just talking about video area.
a regular widescreen 16:9 ratio, the screen itself would only be about 75 feet wide if they used the full 42 foot height.
Connery: I'll take Great Titties for $200.
Trebek: That's Great Titles, Mr. Connery, not titties.
I can read, Trebek
the fact remains that most of the 102,329 (official capacity) that attend osu games can't read and are functionally illiterate. While there might be some 5000 or so fans of the opposing teams there for any given game that can read, why devote any space at all on the ohio scoreboard surface for words or messages, is there some ADA requirement that had to be met?
"Here we are at Ohio Stadium, in front of 10,000 alumni and 74,000 truck drivers."
I'm just glad we have the ball in the sample pics
it won't be for long. :(
they show OSU leading 22-10. Blasphemy, I say.
Digital ribbons always feel a bit too "NFL" to me (MAKE SOME NOISEEEE!!!!), but the scoreboard looks nice.
A giant T.V. to be viewed from his toilet seat
so will it be bigger than ours?
Great, now all the fans that buy the cheap seats and can only see half the field can watch the whole game in HD!
I was really hoping it was going to have a sign that read "your add"
Wasn't that guy a professor at Ohio? Boy...
But not in the English dept! Come on, son...
is headquartered in Columbus, OH. Remember that the next time you need to buy coverage.
That means the minor-league-baseball-style graphics and the ridiculous Cartoon Adventures of Brutus the Nut can be even bigger!
It's so great when they put one of those on and nobody makes a sound. You can watch it "top out" and hear a pin drop at the same time.
Only one scoreboard? What if you don't sit within viewing range?
It'll be great to see those dancing bears in such high resolution.
Monkey see monkey do.
That will serve as some nice ad space for tatoo parlors!
Will they let people put special messages on it?
I'm absolutely shocked that we haven't seen people photoshopping a bunch of crap onto the proposed scoreboard. Shocked. Absolutely.
As long as they keep playing 7NA on each and every kickoff I will be happy. Gotta love the strong Ohio traditions at Ohio Stadium.
Since The OP And If Anyone else was wondering... Spartan Stadium south scoreboards Will be 47'2" X 114" 9'. the two On the North side will be smaller, not sure exactly how big