Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ESPN's Experimental Camera Fail During UK Game


ESPN decided they would pull out an experimental "skycam" for tonight's Kentucky vs. Mississippi State game.

The decision to run this experiment unannounced for a major Southeastern Conference game is perhaps the worst decision ESPN has made this season. The person or persons responsible for such a terrible idea should be reprimanded and the experiment should be over immediately.

Fans don't typically sit on the scoreboard over midcourt so why would you ever think it's a good idea to give television fans that view?

It is impossible to see anything that's going on during the game, including whether or not the ball goes in the basket.

Absolutely a terrible idea.

By the way, in-game interviews are the second dumbest thing ESPN has tried this season. Do you honestly think a coach wants to be bothered during a heated conference rivalry?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're correct on both topics.

Anonymous said...

How can we contact ESPN to complain?

Anonymous said...

It is terrible! My husband refuses to watch a UK game for the first time EVER! He is listening to it!!!

Anonymous said...

Fans are filling up there ESPN Facebook page with complaints

Scott Hughes said...

I have to agree, the new cam takes away from the game from a TV viewers perspective.

Anonymous said...

^ scott hughes from lagrange?

Anonymous said...

How can we complain to ESPN????

Anonymous said...

Correct on all counts. Plus you can not tell who has the basketball by looking at the tops of the players' heads. Come on, ESPN!!!!

Anonymous said...

888-549-3776 -- ESPN's number -- although I think the switchboard has crashed, lol! GO CATS!

P.S. It took me 24 minutes, but I finally got through to make my complaint!

Anonymous said...

I just called and made my complaint! That camera view sucked!

Anonymous said...

If I wanted to watch a game with that camera view I would have went and watched it from the nose bleed seats at Rupp!

Anonymous said...

Very bad ideal, I didn;t like it.

RUFFSTUFF said...

The nicest thing I can say is dumb, dumb, dumb.

Anonymous said...

DITTO, DITTO, DITTO TO ALL OF THE ABOVE!

Anonymous said...

Add Jimmy Dykes to the list. No wonder he is not still coaching! He knoes very little about basketball. I did suffer through all of this and watched (or tried to) the whole game.

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