This in not new technology by far, but some how the Mtn. can't get it right. The point of a replay is to give the viewing audience another opportunity to view the same play. The problem on the Mtn. is replays are getting in the way of the live action. It seems this technology is to much for the Mtn to control, because they are constantly cutting off the current live plays so as to see terrible and blurry camera angles of the previous play.
This Replay abuse was most noted during the Wyoming vs. Utah St. game. Due to the no huddle offense the pokes ran the replay system the Mtn had in place self imploded. The Mtn. would run a replay after each play regardless of what was transpiring on the field. So when the replay would end, the ridiculous Mtn logo would get off the screen just in time to see the tackle being made on the live play. Once or twice is understandable, but that sequence was the standard for the game. Being forced to watch game on a permanent delay is horrible, what is the point? If you are going to watch it on a delay you might as well not watch it live at all.
Until The Mtn. knows when to use it, they just shouldn't use it. It would actually make for a better production.
Next week: Graphics
Tuesday, October 16, 2007