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Worst Thing About Watching the NFL on TV?

Discussion in 'Other NFL' started by Galant, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity

    Apr 22, 2014
    The tight camera angles.

    So much of the action is missed in every shot. You can't see the receivers or the secondary. You can't watch the routes develop. Football is a game where there's often a great deal going on and usually a good portion of it is hidden from the viewer.

    It's almost a disdain for the game itself... or the viewer. They choose style over substance. The true product is hidden.

    What's worse, I suspect a wider view would actually appeal to people. Appreciation would increase. And they wouldn't lose any shots, they'd be adding more so it would give them more variety for replays etc.

    Of course, in the future I hope they give viewers a choice of views via digital TV options.

    Until then, it's a missed opportunity.
  2. firedan

    firedan Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    palm beach county fl
    Some of the announcers are not all that either.At times I turn off the sound and listen to the radio broadcast but depending on who that is, it might be as bad.
  3. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Raheem Club Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Troy, Virginia
    Its funny how opposite our opinions on this are, lol. As long as the game is well produced, I strongly prefer the tighter camera angles. I've complained a lot that FOX backs way too far off, to the point that its like watching a game in the stands where I'm too far back to see the action.

    I'm not a coach, and I really don't have a strong desire to see what's happening too far away from the ball. Again, if the game is well produced, I figure that the TV crew will show us a replay of what happened if its important.

    And I absolutely cannot stand when they show live action from behind the offense or defense straight up the field. It drives me crazy.
  4. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2015
    I prefer a larger view too.

    It's hard to know if the QB missed seeing a wide open receiver or if the the defense shut his options down with the short view.
  5. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

    Nov 24, 2007
    Rockledge, FL
    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve yelled at Cris Collinsworth to STFU!!!!

    yap yap yap yap yap yap...like an annoying chihuahua that won’t shut up!
    Dol-Fan Dupree likes this.

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