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Rob Spiegel
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Techy sports
Rob Spiegel   11/19/2012 11:45:29 AM
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Nice slide show, Brian. I particularly liked the BodyMedia and the horse racing camera. I know the horse racing media is older technology, but when you have a horse that's close in the photo, the technology seems amazing. One thing I didn't see was the Kissing Cam. But maybe that's covered by the Sky Cam.

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Re: Techy sports
Charles Murray   11/19/2012 6:49:58 PM
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Prior to HD TV, the technology to track hockey pucks was a huge step forward, largely because many people couldn't see the puck in hockey's TV broadcasts.  

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"kill the ump"
ChasChas   11/20/2012 12:15:24 PM
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With all this tech, it surely makes sense to call ALL balls and strikes via sensing camera. Bad calls in baseball burn me to no end because they are not necessary.

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William K.   11/20/2012 7:53:04 PM
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For calling strikes and balls in baseball it would be most entertaining to let the umpire call the play first, and then report what the computer saw. Then the instant replays could be presented to solve the argument. The current problem is that the umps have 25 foot tall egos, which sort of outweighs everybody else. 

But I don't watch baseball on television because of all of the commercials. The same for football. Seeing any gave live is fine, but with the delays for commercials it is not so much fun any more. High school games run much faster and they are a much better entertainment value.

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Rob Spiegel   11/21/2012 10:09:00 AM
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Yes, Chuck, the technology of covering sports has greatly advanced in recent years. Even the talking-heads news shows have changed. The cameras no longer have camera people behind them. They're run remote control from the production booth.

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SPORTS AND TECHNOLOGY
bobjengr   11/23/2012 11:27:11 AM
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Brian--Excellent post.  I think we all can agree that technology has provided tremendous value added to sports in general.   I think improvement in equipment alone has been absolutely tremendous from football helmets to tennis rackets composed of carbon fibers.  I think it's represents a great marriage and hopefully the trend will continue.   This past summer, my wife and I visited Cowboy Stadium a few miles outside of Dallas.  The scoreboard alone was worth the visit.  This also is an example of technology, cutting edge technology, applied to the "games we play".  Again, really good post.

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Scott Orlosky   11/24/2012 11:09:47 AM
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It's been pretty fun to see the technologies evolve in the sports world.  A lot of the developments are also the result of cross polllination with medical industries.  There is probably a whole book's worth of stories covering this subject.  Thanks for the "taste".

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Tim   11/24/2012 9:14:21 PM
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Utiilization of technology to help with ball and strike calls is a neat idea, but it would definitely slow down a game that by many is considered to be too slow already.  Maybe a red flag system as used in the NFL that limits the amount of allowed challenges would be a good thing. 

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William K.   11/25/2012 8:19:59 PM
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Calling strikes could probably be done in nearly "real time" if there were two video cameras located someplace behind home plate. They would see where the ball passed by the batter, and the algorithm to compare the balls location with the strike zone scaled to the batter's stature, and it could be a simple red light-green light output. Of course it could also show the pitch in slow motion with the strike window displaed in added graphics. The network TV people would love that part. And probably the system could report it's call as fast as the umpire could speak. That part would be quite entertaining.

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Re: "kill the ump"
Nancy Golden   11/26/2012 12:59:27 PM
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I don't know, Chas - the ump is part of the "mystique" of the game for me. Sure there are bad calls but both sides have to contend with it...I guess I'm just old fashioned but I think that technology should be limited in the sports arena. But then I don't even like seeing those computer generated first down markers - the guys on the sidelines with the markers and chains were always good enough for me LOL I think there are some really cool applications here and I can't tell you how many times I have played tennis, stared right at the ball, and when hubby called out across the court to me "Was it in?" all I could say was, "Uhhh...I don't know" so I definately see the value - just not sure in some cases that we really need to go there.

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