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Rob Spiegel
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Yeah for instant replay
Rob Spiegel   9/5/2013 9:44:28 PM
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Rich, I'm all for the addition of instant replay for baseball umps. I've seen too many heartbreaking wrong calls. I'd like to see it stop calls like the one that cheated Armando Galarraga of the Tigers out of his perfect game in 2010.

I too attended a game at Wrigley Field. Lovely stadium. When I attended, Harry Caray leaned out of the announcer's window and sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Unforgettable.

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Technology@sports
Mydesign   9/6/2013 4:23:50 AM
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Richard, there is no doubt that technology can be used in almost all games for accurate and pin point decision making. In cricket, such technologies are using for concluding the third umpire decisions.

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FIFA goaline tech
vimalkumarp   9/6/2013 4:31:30 AM
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Great Post. What is your opinion about the FIFA goaline technology?

vimalkumarp
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vimalkumarp   9/6/2013 5:44:31 AM
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great example. in cricket DRS ( decision Review System) are using for concluding the third umpire decisions.

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vimalkumarp   9/6/2013 5:45:47 AM
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it is even the case in Tennis, all the grandslam events have the review technology in place. technology is even planned for offside decision in soccer.

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Re: FIFA goaline tech
richnass   9/6/2013 7:33:14 AM
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In general, my only issue with using technology to help officiate is that it can suck the momentum out of a great game (and the teams participating). If it can be done quickly, I'm all for it.

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Re: FIFA goaline tech
vimalkumarp   9/6/2013 7:42:09 AM
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you are spot on. usage of technology will play "spoilsport " since it will reduce the momentum and pace of the match. But if it can help in right decision it is still welcome.

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Jim_E   9/6/2013 9:18:54 AM
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I'm a fan of motorsports, especially MotoGP (the top class of motorcycle racing).

It's crazy the amount of technology that has entered motorsports.  Nascar has managed to limit technology, only starting to permit fuel injection last year, but most other classes are crazy.  In MotoGP, the traction control systems are incredibly complex, utilizing GPS and/or similar technology, combined with lean angle sensors, and other inputs to specifically limit power at certain parts of the race track!  It used to be the rider's skill at throttle manipulation to control all of this, but the electronics have replaced or supplimented this skill.

 

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Re: Motorsports
richnass   9/6/2013 9:32:10 AM
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Jim_E, that's an interesting one, because the technology that's available to the people building the cars/motorcycles would let them build machines that are potentially too powerful for their own good.

I'm all for making these sports safer.

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SPORTS INJURIES & TECHNOLOGY
OLD_CURMUDGEON   9/6/2013 11:47:32 AM
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Earlier this week on the MICHAEL MEDVED radio Talk Show, he addressed this topic w/ two representatives of note.  One fellow, located in the Seattle area, has produced a shocking docudrama describing some of the issues w/ the modern game of football, and who should be eligible to plat that game.  I believe the movie is titled, the UNITED STATES of Paranoia.  On the other side of the discussion was a fellow who supported the "safety" of the game. Certain statistics were bandied about, deaths due to head-butting on-field injuries, etc.  While the whole hour show is too much to discuss here, suffice it to say that the arguments for limiting the game of football to youngsters was very compelling in my mind.  On one hand, their was great praise for the "modern" equipment being used, BUT on the other, it showed that the game had become MORE "violent" as a result.  So, I would conclude that football in the days of Paul Hornung & Bart Starr was a much more benign game to watch, since the players weren't in a complete dominate-at-all-costs frame of mind.  Thus, it would seem to me that this modern technology HAS CONTRIBUTED to the seriousness of injury on the playing field!

 

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