I thought there was no replay of reviewed playes either but they absolutely showed Devin's "catch" (and from the stadium replays it looked like a catch) while it was being reviewed.
Replay video in Michigan Stadium
You're right; which makes me wonder all the more about the other 15 or 20 plays that could have been re-run.
From where I sat, I thought it wasn't a catch, but I agree with Section 1. There is a real paucity of replays and I found myself looking at the scoreboard for down and yards to go info and it does not stand out. At the very least, use different colors. for down and yards to go titles.
Now return to your Monday Morning Quarterbacking.
1. They actually did replay the Gardner pass/drop multiple times. That surprised me; I didn't think they were allowed to. I have no complaints there.
2. I think they get the same feed as the TV networks. Not sure if they've got a different one (other than the "Big House Cam," which probably isn't in position to show replays of the game).
3. I agree completely with this one. They should keep it on the split-screen with the stats at all times during the game. That split-screen still reserves about 75% of the screen for video, anyhow.
BTW, I'm not sure if it's been noted, but there seemed to be a lot less RAWK played yesterday, which I liked.
That was a specific part of the Stadium renovation and the inevitable scoreboard replaecment. With at least some Stadium-produced video content. (Celebrity/honoree guests, fans with painted faces in the front rows, pregame flyovers, rocketmen, eagles, parachutes, etc.)
The Michigan Sports Television Production Studio is on-premises.
don't give too much on the big free score boards, so there is value in the fanvision ....
I was pissed yesterday when they were recognizing everyone that was invovled with the flyover. Except, how do you recognize them, without saying their names! I was upset by that.
I wondered; "maybe B-2 crews can't be named; like active-duty flight crews flying missions in official theatres of operations." Then I saw four of them in the Blue Lot, with their name tags on and offered them a beer which they didn't accept.
When I was at Kinnick last year they showed Hemingway's reviewed "catch" in the endzone about 10 times on the scoreboards so I don't think your first point is completely right.
If I am wrong (I looked for and could not find a link to any B1G source), so be it. All that does, is add to the pressure directly placed on Michigan Stadium staff over this issue. If indeed we are not getting all of the replays, and good replays, because Michigan Stadium staff aren't giving it to us, then there is all the more reason for this thread. And to put pressure on them to change.
Having been to games in East Lansing and Madison, I know that they show a lot more replay than does Michigan. OSU and Northwestern only a little more. I can't think of anywhere in the conference that does less video replay work than Michigan.
Pipped in music was limited to non existant, only played seven nation army once or twice. No Eminem, Sweet Caroline, Pop Evil, Journey, or random techno beats.
They played Sweet Caroline I believe?
That was the band, not piped in
The marching band covered it, but I don't think the actual song was played over the PA system.
They did play that Flo Roda song about whistling/blowjobs though
Worst song. Ever.
My rule is, whatever the MMB plays is fine. The Michigan Marching Band can play Led Zepplin, or Glen Miller, or R.E.M., and it is fine by me. Neil Diamond singing Sweet Caroline in Michigan Stadium makes me want to shoot out the speakers.
Yes, they didn't play the most of the ones you mentioned -- I remember hearing Sweet Caroline and wincing, may have been the MMB though -- but there was a whole slew of terrible new irrelevant piped-in JaMz, especially during the second half.
There was some, but it was still an improvement over the last couple of seasons. Last year we seemed to have about a 50-50 split between MMB and PA music, whereas yesterday it was more like 75-25 in favor of the MMB.
It is apparently much safer and just as exciting to show fireworks on the screens during the MMB halftime show. I especially like when the fake fireworks audio drowns out the band. Super patriotic!!
Yeah, that one wasn't too well thought-out.
It looked like the end of the programming day, right before the tv goes to a test pattern. I miss test patterns, but thanks to the internet, we can show everybody what video fireworks looks like:
Would you rather us bring these back?
Those had one advantage over our current setup: you could always catch the score when you looked up at the scoreboard. When our current scoreboards are on full-screen mode, they literally don't show you the score (or any other game information). That should never be the case.
You must have extreme short-term memory issues
Hilarious. But there were many people around me who noted this. The scoreboard would go to full-screen mode and keep it there for literally 2-3 minute stretches, during which no game information (score, time, down, yardage, timeouts, etc.) was visible anywhere to spectators. That's not a good use of technology.
Moreover, most people attend the game in person for a reason. I don't need pictures of what is currently occuring on the field, I can see it with my own damn eyes, thank you very much. Replays are good in some circumstances, but I don't need to see a two yard gain on a run between the tackles three times over. They need to keep the same information up, in the same places on the screen for the whole game. I always lose track of where the relevant information is because the screen keeps changing their position too quickly.
Herm. Why do I think every post of yours should begin and end with the words "damn it"?
There is actually too much of what you don't like -- video of nondescript plays just running on like the boards were great big television sets tuned into the game we are watching live. (Except they get turned off on all of the good replays.) I don't like that any more than you do.
And there is too little of what really is meaningful for people there, live -- full screen, hi-def video replay of disputed or controversial calls, and video that does anything other than spotlighting one single player doing something obvious that everybody already saw. People watching their tv's at home get that. Why should Stadium patrons not get that?
The kind of video that I am talking about, is the kind of video that I think Stadium officials, for unclear reasons, do not want to show us.
Last year in Spartan Stadium, we did not see the video of Gholston wrenching Denard Robinson's face mask. And there were no replays of Marcus Rush's injury-producing personal foul on Denard. I suppose that I wouldn't expect any different there, in their building. But if those same plays happened in Michigan Stadium; well...
And that raises another technical point to be introduced and that is whether, and how, the Stadium boards might be able to show video from the television feed, or whether they are constrained to use Stadium-originated content. That's really a much bigger deal, that we haven't yet discussed. There is a technical answer on that one, that I won't pretend to know.
Rather than show the score on the boards we have 24/7, I'm sure we'll just install LED stadium ribbon boards to each press box.
I would be fine with that. There should always be somewhere fans can look to find game information.
When I saw the being built from behind I thought the whole thing would be video board. When it wasn't I was surprised they make it look even smaller by shrinking the screen proportions to get the stats up there. Those so much wasted space on the sides and bottom...couldn't the scores and such gone there?
Those scoreboards were classic. I'd love if they could bring them back as secondary scoreboards. (I agree that they need to figure out a way to always display the score/time/down/yard line information, whether it's on the current boards or new ones.)
If it takes an old scoreboard to have us leading Stanford 51-0 then please bring them back.
Maybe you need your vision checked?
To Section 1: I promise you Rich Rod being here wouldnt change how the scoreboards look. Rest assured.
Edit: work. Not sure how that happened.
The trolling of Section 1 is getting out of hand. If people don't want him to post about RR, don't constantly bring RR up whenever he posts.
- To your first point, I agree. I wish they would replay plays once the review of the play was already under question. I understand that you don't want to do it if there hasn't been a challenge or an official review because you don't want to prompt the other coach or officials to do so. But I do with they would show us more replays of important events.
- I haven't noticed a huge problem with the plays they do show. During the game, if I can't see well enough, I find the video screens provide a great alternative.
- I disagree almost 100%. I wish they would make the video larger and the stat column smaller. As it stands, a huge portion of the screen is essentially wasted space. They could take all of the stats and put them in the smaller boards underneath the big boards and have enough space to show what is needed. If they wanted to take up a small bar at the bottom of the screen + the lower one, that would be fine as well. They could even increase the size of the font they use so it's easier to see. There's a ton of space that's just simply wasted in the graphic they currently use. Why have huge HD video boards if you're going to waste them on fairly static graphics? You could do that with a non-digital board for all I care.
I was too busy being happy that I wasn't hearing In the Big House to be concerned with the scoreboard
The stats/ score needs to have it's own dedicated board. Whether it be video or like the old boards, something should be done. If a new board can be put in outside the stadium and point at Stadium Blvd, then something can be done to make it a better viewing experience
Does anyone think it would be useful to have a ribbon style scoreboard that runs the length of the luxury boxes? I enjoy being able to view those for stats/scores when I'm at other venues.
I always like the marquee style boards but I don't think it would look good.
Sure, as long as they don't plaster it in advertising a la Ohio Stadium.
has nothing to do with the video, per say, but rather the audio/speakers on the new video boards. Is it just me, or did anyone else notice the imbalance of sound in the stadium, with only sound coming from the north scoreboards, and none from the south scoreboards??...Then, to my surprise, I noticed speakers only on top of the north video boards and none on the south. This clearly explains why all the sound only comes from one end, but why in the world would they want it set up that way? I'm in section 20 ,and have been for a very long time, and yesterday was the first time I ever noticed the sound disparity issues. It had the car radio effect when your sitting in the back and the driver accidently changes the speakers to 'front' and you can't hear anything but muffled sounds as a result. Thoughts MGoBloggers?!
If speakers were anywhere other than on the scoreboards (aiming lengthwise down the centerline of the Stadium) there would be bad echoes bouncing off the glass of the two concourses. And if you had speakers at both ends, there would be a kind of reverb effect when the sound from one set of scoreboards hit you before the other. The straight solution is to put all of the sound in one end. I presume that the north end is the obvious choice for speaker placement because that is where the students are (MOAR NOYZE!) and the sound blowing through to the south bothers fewer people outside the stadium, since that is just golf course and Pioneer that way.
SEC refs better than B10 refs?
Spend last season in a cave?
the scores of other games often enough. I was there yesterday and they only reported/showed scores of other games twice. I said this all last year and I'll say it again, they should use the bottom section of the scorebaord that usually just says "MICHIGAN" through most of the game as a 'ticker' style scrolling scoreboard, continuously showing Top 25/B1G and games of local interest scores.
Since they block wireless signals, you can't really use a smartphone in the stadium so you can't get other scores.
Believe it or not Brandon, many of us actually care about other games besides the one we are attending.
And they stop selling the radios that gave us the game broadcast so I could hear the play-by-play from the radio in real-time not delayed. The AD seems to be power hungry.
I'm just happy that I didn't hear Journey or "In the Big House" (except, of course, at the golf course, unfortunately).
There's no need to display the stats ALL THE TIME. During plays and during replays the full scoreboard should be used. In between plays and at all other times, the stats can be shown. Also, why aren't the stats just shown on the bottom. Go 16:9 aspect ratio and use the full width of the screen for video, and put the stats under the video on the bottom.
Eventually, they should consider using the speaker area as more video space reserved solely for stats. Put UM stats on one side of the big screen and Visitor stats on the other, use the full big board MOAR!!!!!!
I think every play should be replayed. Every fan (except Herm) would benefit and I don't see what's the big deal about not being able to do it (except if B1G regulations do not allow it).
camera angle for some replays.
Also I'm guessing Air Force's pace of play made it damn near impossible to show Michigan's defensive replays.