Video replay - an easy fix

Video replay - an easy fix

Submitted by tsbilly on December 5th, 2016 at 2:15 AM

Video review is much too dificult as it currently exists. I offer an easy fix.

Give each camera a time stamp while the video replay booth has the ability to look at multiple cameras feeds, with each feed time synched.

The ability to watch one view of the play (for instance: a sideline view that can see a knee hit the ground) while at the exact same time a camera 45 degrees away gets another angle (for example, seeing a ball knocked loose but not a knee)

This should be doable with current technology. The refs could, with current abilities, rock the play back and forth, while looking at both angles.

How is this not a thing? All modern sports should have this easily available for video review. Two angles, in view by the ref, at the exact same time.

 

This cannot be that difficult to do.

Replay booth at the big house

Replay booth at the big house

Submitted by Bluefishdoc on June 15th, 2016 at 10:14 AM

I had a guided tour of the big house and locker rooms last week and I was surprised to see that the official replay booth had 4 small rather outdated 24 inch (at most) computer monitors and one old small flat screen TV (at most 40 inches). I guess this explains why the reviews take forever and are of such questionable quality. For some reason I expected giant screens with 4k ultra HD. Considering the amount of money that changes hands based on their decisions I was shocked at how low-tech it was.

UM-MSU 1/17/12 BBall on BTN

UM-MSU 1/17/12 BBall on BTN

Submitted by Gulo Gulo Luscus on February 27th, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Late to the board, as the 2nd half of this "B1G Classic" just started, but sports TV options are limited right now.  This one has to be the biggest win of the year, right?  To me, OSU seemed bigger at the time but based on what each has done since, this one was impressive.

Would love to get a rubber match with either in the B10 tourney...

Spring game replay?

Spring game replay?

Submitted by XxNoRemorsExX on April 16th, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Does anyone know of a replay of the spring game to be shown online tonight?  I work nights so I didn't get to see it live today.  Hoping to be able to see it at work tonight on the web.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

 

EDIT:  Found a place to see it.  It missed the first couple drives including Mike Cox's touchdown, but you get the rest of it.

Go to http://www.justin.tv/maizenbluejw#/w/1090128960 and when promted to enter the access code enter MFootball2011

OT – Instant Replay (primarily in soccer)

OT – Instant Replay (primarily in soccer)

Submitted by Space Coyote on June 28th, 2010 at 5:04 PM

There has been a bit of talk around these parts about soccer lately, some giving reasons as to why it will never catch on in America.  I have read in a few places, FIFA’s reluctance to implement something like instant replay as a reason American’s will be hesitant to embrace to sport on a constant basis (I've also heard other, more prominent reasons, nonetheless).

My feeling on the matter is that instant replay in soccer is, for the most part, a mistake.  Soccer is a very fast paced game, and things such as offsides have a similar essence as balls and strikes do for baseball.  Offsides has always had a bit of a human element of the game, and while that does not make for a great argument (saying it should stay that way because it has always been that way is a terrible argument), I believe that more arguments can be made for how stopping play to review offsides can hurt the game.  First off, stopping soccer at anytime other than half or final seems like calling a TV timeout after a bucket is scored in basketball.  It really hurts the pacing of the game, which is such a huge thing for soccer.  Also, what happens when a play is overturned?  He actually was offsides, ok, easy, but what if he wasn’t and was called offsides.  Do you give the team a free kick from the spot of the miss-called offsides?  This can lead to some very unfair free kicks.  I think this is very complicated and there isn’t a better way of handling it. 

The only replay I would consider, instead, would be for moments on goals, such as in the England/Germany game.  And in this case, what I'm proposing isn't even replay.  Perhaps have a camera focused on the end line, and if the ball is clearly in the goal (whole ball clearly passed the end line) then the forth referee, or whoever is watching the camera (maybe a fifth ref), turns on a red light or something immediately to indicate a goal.  This isn’t really replay, but it uses technology to determine things so detrimental to the game without slowing it down.  Again, you only indicate goal when it is clearly scored (not objective to the naked eye in real time).

I also heard at at least one point during the World Cup that some are in favor of having two more referees at each end line, to help determine on things like goals and penalties on free kicks, corners, and other what-nots that happen in the box.  This I think is the best approach, but how realistic is it to have two more referees for each game.  In all honesty, it seems a bit much, and the complexities of the referees working together with the center man would need to be fleshed out.

Anyway, those are my feelings on replay in soccer (or use of technology, not necessarily replay).  I would like to hear what others think about this.  Beyond soccer, what do people think of replay in other sports, what works, what doesn’t.  I think for the most part, college football seems to keep a relatively equal pace to what it used to, so replay hasn’t hurt it too much, and the benefits seem to outweigh any negatives.  Replay in basketball on the other hand has at times gotten out of hand (here’s looking at you last two minutes of at least one of the NBA finals games, just to determine who the ball went off of).  So any input, on any replay, technology, whatever, futbol, football, soccer, hockey, baseball.  Let’s me hear the extent people think this should be implemented into sports.

MNF game - interception overturn (WTH?)

MNF game - interception overturn (WTH?)

Submitted by Topher on September 21st, 2009 at 10:08 PM

What is with these damn X-mo replays? A guy gets a tipped-ball interception, rolls on the ground for about a second it seems, the ball comes out, and they replay and call it no catch; Indy gets a long completion the next play and kicks a tying field goal to end the first half.

Do we really need to be playing the game to that kind of precision? Ditto the ND touchdown against Moo U; I know what the rules say, but the guy had the ball in the end zone and to a reasonable person it should have been a touchdown. The game of football is shooting itself in the, er, foot with these arcane case-law minutiae that turn the casual fan off to the idea the game isn't fixed or decided by zebras.