Your avatar is fitting given your math skillz.
Projected Size of New Scoreboards
That must be some of that "fuzzy math."
I am pretty sure we can afford the screens, but how are we going to afford 110,000 pairs of 3D goggles?
Didn't you hear, each PSD went up $150 this year?
Arby's will sponsor them.
We should compare your estimated sizes to that of some other screen in college football. Auburn comes to mind for having a state of the art big screen. OU has some big screens as well.
If UM gets these screens in I will definitely go to a game next year. Right now I'm thinking maybe the NE game.
Interestingly enough, Florida used to have a scoreboard similar to Michigan's:
They turned it into this:
They have this at the other end, but don't really use the whole thing for video:
im sure they use the whole thing for replays. but everyone enjoys their stats and such
im sure they use the whole thing for replays. but Michigan's Bank Account enjoys their Advertisements and such.
Aren't you the one who made the projection of how the scoreboards would look given DB's specifications in another thread? That was also great. I think you should be dubbed "Purveyor of all things Scoreboard-related." I guess I just did. Deal with it.
EDIT: Just saw below that you were indeed the person who did that. Glad you posted that here, too.
You know what the awesome thing about that link is? The last entry on the list, and the first entry in the notes section.
I don't know how big it is, but the first HD Screen I ever saw was at a Rockies game and that thing sure was purty (almost as nice as the fantastic scenery to the west!)
Can't remember the last time we were so excited to be #7. We are mostly jumping over boards that were installed many years ago. I would have thought we would at least have the largest boards in the conference on the day they were installed. And we will fall further down the list as others upgrade their boards. I would rather DB keep one existing board and install something mega-size on one end. Then, again, maybe I need to accept that we really are turning into ND. This year they were ecstatic they beat Army. Errrr -- go blue?
It needs to be bigger than Texas' "GodzillaTron."
I'm just saying.
Now that's a tv! Holy longhorn (instead of cow, haha get it?, I know dumb, I'll just get back to work for a minute or two).
Texas only has the one over the open endzone. Sounds like they're talking about keeping two at Michigan.
MGoBoard NCAA '12 tournament once the new scoreboards go in.
Texas is compensating for something?
If your unofficial state motto is "Everything is Bigger in Texas", then yes, you are compensating for something.
I want to hook up my Xbox 360 to that giant tron, sit at midfield, and play me some Modern Warfare.
maintenance guys have figured out a way to hook up a XB360 to this and play games on it during the offseason?
Texas - 7,370 square feet
Mississippi State - 111' x 47' - 5,217 square feet
Minnesota - 108' x 48' - 5,184 square feet
Oregon - 88' x 56' - 4,928-square-foot
From a reliable source that it was gonna be this big:
Adorable kittens make me melt.
somebody please create an artist's rendering of this, or at least microsoft paint
Already did, but it was awhile ago:
Maybe he knew something we didn't, because that looks pretty accurate to me.
That looks about right, if not spot on.
Based on increasing it 35% in size:
That would still look classy, the Godzillatron is a little bit gaudy. Thanks!
That looks like you increased the length and width by 30-40%, which would make the overall surface area much more than 30-40% bigger. I think DB was referring to the total footage of the boards, not length and width.
Black is the board. Red is the screen. Ish.
Wow, that's B1G !
That's what she said.
I take no joy in this, but it had to be done.
There's a word for this, but I don't think it's irony.
I just doublechecked your math and got roughly the same results.
but we will have two. Thus a greater total square footage.
Now all I need to do is learn to train my eyes to be able to watch both at the same time.
Whatever they do, I hope they frame it in brick or something. I think that would look cool.
FWIW, the Washington Nationals scoreboard is 47x102, very close to what you think Michigan's will be:
Calcs above = 47' x 92'
Soldier Field LED (Wikipedia) = 23' x 82'
I hope they include the rushing, passing, and total yards on the new ones too
If they extended the video screen down and didn't have the small scoreboard it would be better. Then put the teams and their scores, team with the ball, quarter, down, to go, ball on, and time outs left on the left side. Then put time left and rushing, passing, total on the right to replace the advertisements.
40% =/= 568%. Just sayin.
Rhode Island sized...
A From Michigan AD David Brandon: Pretty huge. If you picture the size of those (current) scoreboards and maybe something that's 30 percent larger, 40 percent larger, but then the entire surface or at least the vast majority of the surface would be video screen. I think those scoreboards look wimpy now with this structure and then the fact the HD video portion is only about a third of the surface. We can't do what our fans want us to do in terms of showing them really high-resolution replays, game action and even a lot of the marketing stuff we're doing with videos and pre-game and halftime shows — these screens are just not acceptable. This is very old technology, and they don't look very good, either. Think 30 or 40 percent larger and think big-image area for high-definition resolution screens. I think our fans will love it.
The current scoreboard at Michigan Stadium just doesn't have a small screen but it is pretty faded from the inside. I would even be cool with them leaving them the same size and just making the entire upper part a screen.
I'm more excited about the fact Yost will have a video screen. Now they can show replays on goals which only the people behind the penalty box can see. This may be a stretch but I think a real screen would add to the home ice advantage when it comes to penalties. Sometimes the refs miss a penalty (ha ha!) but when you show it on the screen maybe you get a call to go your way later on?
I like the idea and shape of these new boards just think if they went from sideline to the other that would be perfect