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(The Detroit_News)   Nike develops a soccer ball with a radar device. Will relay stats on strength of a shot, distance, how many fans have fallen asleep during 0-0 game   (detroitnews.com) divider line 20
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2012-08-04 10:20:23 AM
What do you mean 0-0 game, subby?
 
2012-08-04 10:20:32 AM
They should outfit them with cameras too. "You've never seen a flop like this!"
 
2012-08-04 11:19:16 AM
That reminds me of the "glow puck" thing that they tried for the NHL in the 90s
 
2012-08-04 11:38:19 AM
NFL should have that so there's no question about where to spot the ball. Just use replay to get the precises time the player is down and there you are.
 
2012-08-04 11:55:32 AM

MAYORBOB: What do you mean 0-0 game, subby?


Surely he meant 0-0 match. It's obvious subby just doesn't appreciate the sheer beauty, artistry, and drama that a 0-0 score provides.
 
2012-08-04 12:56:20 PM
What units do the measurements use? Ergs? Newton-meters? Meters per second? I get the "distance/height" ones, they're self explanatory, but when you're talking about striking power of a foot on a ball, or the acceleration of a football as it is thrown and released, is it better to generalize, in the sense of "energy expended to perform this action" or the more specific and realistic "here's how fast your foot was going when you hit the ball".

I suppose if you're using an accelerometer to measure these things they're effectively the same, but I feel like one set of data would be more useful than the other.

/i don't wanna download the app
 
2012-08-04 12:56:39 PM

hershy799: That reminds me of the "glow puck" thing that they tried for the NHL in the 90s


IIRC it was to try to get the casual fan interested, because there was no such thing as HD back then, it was hard to see the puck (unless you know a bit about hockey and could tell who has the puck and who doesn't by body language). It failed, just like this will.
 
2012-08-04 01:27:45 PM

SharkTrager: NFL should have that so there's no question about where to spot the ball. Just use replay to get the precises time the player is down and there you are.


The NBA should put a chip in the referee to track when he goes to his bookies.
 
2012-08-04 04:50:30 PM

hershy799: That reminds me of the "glow puck" thing that they tried for the NHL in the 90s


I liked the glow puck. It allowed Fox to use wider camera angles so you could see plays develop without worrying about the idiots who can't follow the puck.
 
2012-08-04 06:50:47 PM

Le Bomb Suprize: MAYORBOB: What do you mean 0-0 game, subby?

Surely he meant 0-0 match. It's obvious subby just doesn't appreciate the sheer beauty, artistry, and drama that a 0-0 score provides.


Agreed. There's nothing better than when the footballers get on the pitch and one guy kicks it to another guy who runs for three seconds and then another guy kicks it out of bounds, so they throw it in bounds and another guy kicks it a few feet and the person who gets it runs another five feet and another guy kicks it out of bounds, so they throw it in bounds and another guy kicks it a few feet and the person who gets it runs another five feet and another guy kicks it out of bounds, so they throw it in bounds and another guy kicks it a few feet and the person who gets it runs another five feet and another guy kicks it out of bounds, so they throw it in bounds and another guy kicks it a few feet and the person who gets it runs another five feet and another guy kicks it out of bounds, so they throw it in bounds and another guy kicks it a few feet and the person who gets it runs another five feet and another guy kicks it out of bounds, so they throw it in bounds and another guy kicks it a few feet and the person who gets it runs another five feet and then time runs out, so they decide to run for a random period of additional time.
 
2012-08-04 07:31:35 PM
I'm wondering why they didn't try this technology out with another sport first.

Seems like soccer would bring a higher likelihood of flopping.
 
2012-08-05 01:02:36 AM

Bathsalt: I'm wondering why they didn't try this technology out with another sport first.

Seems like soccer would bring a higher likelihood of flopping.


Thats unpossible! Every big match already has dives.
 
2012-08-05 04:31:23 AM
They tried to implement a 'number of times players have fallen over and whined like a little girl' counter, but it kept overflowing
 
2012-08-05 04:46:37 AM
I've seen many 0-0 games more absorbing than 6-0 thrashings. Goals aren't he be-all-and-end-all of football. 0-0 could mean that the goalkeepers are having blinding days, you could see loads of world class saves. 6-0 is just a drubbing.

Watching teams like Barcelona dominate other teams is more boring that the ebb and flow two evenly matched teams.

You Americans, must have a winnner, obsessed with the result miss the actual game.
 
2012-08-05 09:42:40 AM

Swiss Colony: I've seen many 0-0 games more absorbing than 6-0 thrashings. Goals aren't he be-all-and-end-all of football. 0-0 could mean that the goalkeepers are having blinding days, you could see loads of world class saves. 6-0 is just a drubbing.


Exactly right.

A 0-0 result means that the game was in the balance for the entire 90 minutes. Neither team managed to force the win, so they didn't deserve that win.
 
2012-08-05 10:28:11 AM

Trapper439: Swiss Colony: I've seen many 0-0 games more absorbing than 6-0 thrashings. Goals aren't he be-all-and-end-all of football. 0-0 could mean that the goalkeepers are having blinding days, you could see loads of world class saves. 6-0 is just a drubbing.

Exactly right.

A 0-0 result means that the game was in the balance for the entire 90 minutes. Neither team managed to force the win, so they didn't deserve that win.


The game was not in the balance for the entire 90 minutes because it takes five or six minutes for the ball to get across the field and into scoring range.
 
2012-08-05 10:46:05 AM

Swiss Colony: I've seen many 0-0 games more absorbing than 6-0 thrashings. Goals aren't he be-all-and-end-all of football. 0-0 could mean that the goalkeepers are having blinding days, you could see loads of world class saves. 6-0 is just a drubbing.

Watching teams like Barcelona dominate other teams is more boring that the ebb and flow two evenly matched teams.

You Americans, must have a winnner, obsessed with the result miss the actual game.


Are you gay?
 
2012-08-05 12:05:37 PM
upndn

Whether I'm gay or not as rather moot as I'm married so unavailable. Sorry to break your heart. Don't give up hope!
 
2012-08-05 12:10:24 PM

gimmegimme: The game was not in the balance for the entire 90 minutes because it takes five or six minutes for the ball to get across the field and into scoring range.


What sport are you watching, exactly?

I tried to find the video of George Weah covering 100 metres in just outside world record time and scoring a goal at the end of it, but all I could come up with was this:

Link
 
2012-08-05 05:43:53 PM

Swiss Colony: I've seen many 0-0 games more absorbing than 6-0 thrashings. Goals aren't he be-all-and-end-all of football. 0-0 could mean that the goalkeepers are having blinding days, you could see loads of world class saves. 6-0 is just a drubbing.

Watching teams like Barcelona dominate other teams is more boring that the ebb and flow two evenly matched teams.

You Americans, must have a winnner, obsessed with the result miss the actual game.


Some of us love the game, if only for the fact that there are no commercials for 45 minutes straight. NFL games have become unwatchable without a DVR and delayed start.

/go timbers
 
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