Dave Brandon's announcement that Michigan Stadium's scoreboards would be updated (as early as 2011) has been hailed as another in the growing list of Brandon master strokes.
Yesterday the Redskins debuted their new 100 foot long HD scoreboards that have been installed in FedEx Field. The results are nothing short of spectacular.
Although the most notable addition this year is the previously announced 100-foot long HD videoboards installed in each endzone, the multi-million dollar renovation of the stadium's control room is just as important. The much-anticipated video boards are accompanied by eight new digital ribbon boards to provide fans with out-of-town scores, statistics and more, all monitored and operated from a state-of-the-art control room located on the Owner's Club Level. The improvements will allow for simultaneous multi-angle game highlights and replays, game graphics and other high definition content.
Everyone's least favorite NFL owner was quoted as saying that the clarity of the new screens was better than the Jerry's World punt target.
“This is as good as you get quality-wise," Snyder said with a sly grin, anticipating the shot he was about to take. "These are sharper definition than you'll see down in Texas.”
“This is a little clearer than his," Snyder continued with another jab. "I think this is a safer location, not above your head.”
Take off the advertising boards and you have about 70 feet or so of HD awesomeness for the Michigan Stadium north and south end zones. If Brandon can pull off a scoreboard project that even approaches the quality of the FedEx Field scoreboards, he will cement his place in the pantheon of Michigan ADs.
That and elevating Men's LAX and an accompanying women's sport to NCAA varsity status.