i hope the jets do this
i hope the jets do this
Everything stadiums have done in recent years has served to take the fan's focus away from the actual game. It is why most of the stadiums have turned into libraries. People are either at the shops, eating in the restaurants walking around. Its not just football that this has happened to either.
I can see why the Jags would do it. They probably have the worst attendance in the league so they just want to get people in the stadium any way they can. But we don't need these gimmicks. Put a quality product on the field and let the fans focus on that.
Fantasy football has had an astounding impact on the sport, it's popularity and how games and peripheral content are consumed.
I think this has potential to be pretty cool. Not convinced it should be on jumbo-tron, but maybe satellite screens.
Most fans, nowadays, want a full view around the league on Sundays. You lose it when you go to a game on Sundays, you have it when you are at home watching the TV with your smartphone or tablet next to you. There's a mountain of usage data that supports the premise that fans want to watch their team, while keeping an eye on the rest of the league too. You have to remember, all the game happen in 3 time slots on Sundays. There's so much game content and action there to consume, but in the past you only could see what you tuned into. Technology allows us to see way more than we used to be able to... and it's what many of us have gotten used to.
Putting RedZone on the screens and jumbotron during periods of stopped play is something that should have happened last yr.
Tell me one fan at home who, during the jets game, doesn't go to the RedZone channel during breaks in the action (provided they have access to the RedZone channel). Same dynamics apply here. It's not a gimmick that takes away from the game being played on the field.
I agree, it is a different era.
Maybe I am old-fashioned but when I am at the game I don't care about the other scores. I might look at a board during a timeout or half time to see what is going on but that is about it.
Maybe they should just stop trying to compete and lower the price of the tickets and try to attract more simple fans back to the stadiums. The stadiums and the crowds have gotten too sophisticated IMO.
Outside that, if you're going to charge me that much each week to sit in traffic, sit in non-ideal weather conditions without access to great views/camera angles/replays, not have quality vegetarian options at an affordable rate, and take away my ability to get drunk due to an impending drive home, then you better add any and all entertainment related to football; including RedZone channel, Fantasy Football stats, updates, and highlights.
If wanting all of that makes [you] (the critic, not you specifically DDNY) think of [me] (the person in favor of these additions) as less of a Jets fan for it, then so be it. I, as well as most others who follow the Jets as I do, know what types of fanatics we are.
As an out-of-state fan, it wouldn't affect me if they did or didn't. But, if it did, I'd definitely want the rz in the stadium. For avid fantasy players like myself, being able to check out the performances of your guys all across the league is great. For fans like myself, Fantasy adds another level of excitement/anxiety to the week. So, stadiums catering to that is a good thing.
Anyone against this needs to just get with the times and deal with it.
Last time I looked at the numbers, it was something like 90% of all smartphone owners use their devices while watching TV. People, maybe not you, can handle watching the game and the jumbotron at teh same time.
It's not like all the crazy crap that's been played on the jumbotron since it's inception has been a detriment to the live game experience... where was the outrage then, when they started showing "kiss cam" or "fans dancing" on the jumbotron? How could people possibly pay attention to the plays on the field, when the jumbotron is showing the cheerleaders? Or the league stats leaders? Or advertisments?
Did you know that the average football game only has about 11 minutes worth of actual live action? Here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...055561406.html
The rest is just standing around.
Playing the big plays around the league on the jumbo is a brilliant idea.
I think the redzone channel is one of the best additions to sports television WHEN the jets arent playing.
To put it on during a home game is doing to absolutely kill the crowd. Timeouts it would be great and halftime it would be awesome, but during the game defeats the purpose of being at the game
Terrible idea if its all game long.
God I hope not half the stadium has their thumb up their ass as it is already.