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billmich88888
03-29-2013, 04:43 PM
Saw my first one, they showed the Minnesota/Yale score and at the bottom "Yale leads series 1-0"

Isn't it a "best of 1" series?

claver2010
03-29-2013, 04:44 PM
http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/751453921.jpg

BUPhD
03-29-2013, 04:47 PM
They should have gone with Old Hampshire just to round it out.

Dutchfan
03-29-2013, 04:49 PM
Niagara doesn't stand a chance against the South Dakota juggernaut.

billmich88888
03-29-2013, 04:49 PM
I've said it before in years past, I think this is the event they let all the high school interns work on.

Anyone else remember a few years back under the score box they had "delay penalty" rather than "delayed penalty"?

billmich88888
03-29-2013, 04:50 PM
Are the coyotes a hostile and abusive symbol of Native American oppression?

The Freds
03-29-2013, 04:50 PM
Did NoDak move south to become the Sou?

RHamilton
03-29-2013, 04:54 PM
I've said it before in years past, I think this is the event they let all the high school interns work on.

Anyone else remember a few years back under the score box they had "delay penalty" rather than "delayed penalty"?

I'm a bit of a TV graphics nerd, so I pay more attention to these sort of things than I should.

It's interesting that they're using the scoring bug at the top of the screen rather than the bottom (as is standard for most other ESPN broadcasts). I'm not a fan of the bright red used to mark powerplays. It's currently "stuck" stating "Even", highlighting Lowell, for some reason. During the final minute of each period in the Minnesota Yale game, they switched the clock in the scoreboard to picture-in-picture super-imposed clock from the physical scoreboard in the arena, which signifies that they either do not have a direct timing feed from the official scorer, or that it lacks the tenths-of-second resolution.

EDIT: If they didn't have an official timing feed from the scorer's table, that would also explain why the clock didn't move immediately at the beginning of OT, then free-ran from 19:56 to 19:51 after the goal. Not ideal to be manually operating the scoreboard clock!

billmich88888
03-29-2013, 05:20 PM
Why the need for the "live" graphic in the upper corner?

billmich88888
03-29-2013, 05:38 PM
Just saw another, they had a graphic for tomorrow ges on ESPNU
Including 8pm for BC/union, when its a 9pm start

Edit:they pulled the graphic card quick, and when it returned 10 minutes later, it was corrected

hockeyplayer1015
03-29-2013, 06:22 PM
I loved the one they just showed with a Lax double header at 12 and 2. We all know how THIS one is going to end up tomorrow afternoon, don't we? ;)

Terrier520
03-29-2013, 06:48 PM
Why the need for the "live" graphic in the upper corner?

Because espn u is broadcasting 3 games live, then the UML-Wisconsin on tape delay

joecct
03-29-2013, 09:04 PM
Don't forget when they talk about regional appearances, the regionals did not start until 1981 (or did they really start in 1992 when they went to one and done?)

HockeyMan2000
03-29-2013, 09:32 PM
Don't forget when they talk about regional appearances, the regionals did not start until 1981 (or did they really start in 1992 when they went to one and done?)

The latter. When you say "regionals" it's basically referring to the early '90s for the current format. Prior to that, there were NCAA Quarters played at campus sites -- whole different deal and nobody referred to it as a "regional".

HockeyMan2000
03-29-2013, 09:35 PM
It's interesting that they're using the scoring bug at the top of the screen rather than the bottom (as is standard for most other ESPN broadcasts).

Pretty much standard for hockey broadcasts though. If the scoring bug is placed at the bottom of the screen in hockey, it's always going to be covering the field of play. At the top of the screen, most of the time it's just masking out the crowd, which is why most hockey broadcasts always place it on the top.

Go-UML
03-29-2013, 09:43 PM
I've said it before in years past, I think this is the event they let all the high school interns work
Very much in agreement on this.

RHamilton
03-30-2013, 12:01 AM
Pretty much standard for hockey broadcasts though. If the scoring bug is placed at the bottom of the screen in hockey, it's always going to be covering the field of play. At the top of the screen, most of the time it's just masking out the crowd, which is why most hockey broadcasts always place it on the top.

Sure, and up until a couple years ago, across the top was standard for everything. But the recent trend has been toward scoring bugs on the bottom, which I've never really understood for the reason outlined. The same argument about scoreboard-over-the-crowd could be made for just about any other sport, although I guess other sports tend to have more ball-in-the-air action. I do think that if a channel is running a bottom crawl, it makes marginally more sense to group all graphics across the bottom -- makes everything cleaner and helps to keep the eyes focused.

MinnesotaNorthStar
03-30-2013, 02:10 AM
Sure, and up until a couple years ago, across the top was standard for everything. But the recent trend has been toward scoring bugs on the bottom, which I've never really understood for the reason outlined. The same argument about scoreboard-over-the-crowd could be made for just about any other sport, although I guess other sports tend to have more ball-in-the-air action. I do think that if a channel is running a bottom crawl, it makes marginally more sense to group all graphics across the bottom -- makes everything cleaner and helps to keep the eyes focused.In what? Basketball is the only sport I've seen it in. Every hockey, football, and baseball game I've seen has been in an upper corner...

Mike Rane
03-30-2013, 02:18 AM
Niagara doesn't stand a chance against the South Dakota juggernaut.

The DakotaDome has historically been a difficult place to play...

Pump It Up
03-30-2013, 02:31 AM
The DakotaDome has historically been a difficult place to play...

Grand Forks is NYC compared to Vermillion.