First problem appears at new Cowboy Stadium........

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First problem appears at new Cowboy Stadium........

Post by pair8head »

Spending $1.2 billion on a football stadium can get you a lot, but apparently not a good sense of how high to hang 2,100-inch video screens above the field.

At the debut of the new Dallas Cowboys stadium last night, Tennessee Titans punter A.J. Trapasso kicked a ball that struck one of the gargantuan high-definition scoreboards that hang over the center of the field. Trapasso's punt sailed straight up and hit one of the two scoreboards that face the endzone. It deflected backward and was ruled in-play until Titans coach Jeff Fisher informed officials (who had been watching the players, not the ball) that the punt struck the scoreboard. By rule, the down was replayed.

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I saw this....while the screen is very cool, it needs to be raised by 20 feet or so...
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Frank4 wrote:I saw this....while the screen is very cool, it needs to be raised by 20 feet or so...
I don't think it can because of sight lines???

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Well if the punter didn't try to hit the thing it wouldn't be a problem. :roll:
Tampa deals with the roof obstructions in it's baseball stadium. The NFL will deal with this. I am sure Jerry doesn't mind the publicity for his new stadium.
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Post by land_shark3 »

I seriously doubt this will be an issue during regular season games. The only reason a kicker would kick so high (outside of pre-season) is if they are just outside field goal range.
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See, they put that big of a screen and it causes problems. Why don’t they be reasonable and get the 2,098 inch screen and everything would be fine.

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rich_big wrote:See, they put that big of a screen and it causes problems. Why don’t they be reasonable and get the 2,098 inch screen and everything would be fine.
Is that measuring it diagonally?
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Tropic_Al wrote:
rich_big wrote:See, they put that big of a screen and it causes problems. Why don’t they be reasonable and get the 2,098 inch screen and everything would be fine.
Is that measuring it diagonally?

I don’t need to measure. I could eyeball it. Yeah, too big.

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Seems they have some obstructed view seats too. Too bad they can't see the big screen. Linky
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rich_big wrote:
Tropic_Al wrote:
rich_big wrote:See, they put that big of a screen and it causes problems. Why don’t they be reasonable and get the 2,098 inch screen and everything would be fine.
Is that measuring it diagonally?

I don’t need to measure. I could eyeball it. Yeah, too big.
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:roll: :roll: second this one can be fixed..

the first problem is Cowboy fans...



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ragtopW wrote::roll: :roll: second this one can be fixed..

the first problem is Cowboy fans...



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come on you were thinking it..
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I thought the first problem with the new stadium was that Jerry Jones was allowed inside. :lol:
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