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Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by tinplater » September 7th, 2019, 9:26 pm

I thought the facebook stream was just short of awful. There was virtually no ambient noise from the stadium, so for the most part it sounded like two guys by themselves in an empty room, trying to do a play by play. Then the field reporter spent more time giving us her bio at Stonybrook...we find out she was on scholarship, lettered basketball, is a shooter, was elected homecoming queen....it never ends. Last year at least they did specials on Aggie Ice Cream, Wind Caves, Eberle's amazing game etc. And tons of dead air space where there was absolute total silence.



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by Sl7vk » September 7th, 2019, 9:27 pm

It was really nice being IN the stadium.



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by treesap32 » September 7th, 2019, 9:29 pm

That was the worst Facebook stream we've ever had. In years past there was only 1 Mountain West Facebook game per week. Today there were three. We got a guy that had never called a game before and I'm sure we had a third string production crew as well. Audio issues all night. Crowd noise was non existent. 15-20 second awkward silences throughout the game. Refs audio was disconnected from the feed in the second half. Showed the wrong replays multiple times even tricking the announcers into saying that the Warren fumble was the worst call they have ever seen.

I hope they get back to their normal production value because this was really, really bad.
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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by ProvoAggie » September 7th, 2019, 9:29 pm

This was a massive downgrade from last year in production quality.



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by TrueBigBlue » September 7th, 2019, 9:30 pm

Refs audio may not have been their fault. It was bad in the stadium most of the game, too



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by treesap32 » September 7th, 2019, 9:31 pm

TrueBigBlue wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Refs audio may not have been their fault. It was bad in the stadium most of the game, too
There was no ref audio in the second half. At all.



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by WAaggieFan » September 7th, 2019, 9:35 pm

Absolutely atrocious production. Too bad, because I really enjoyed last year’s Facebook games.


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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by TrueBigBlue » September 7th, 2019, 9:44 pm

treesap32 wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:31 pm
TrueBigBlue wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Refs audio may not have been their fault. It was bad in the stadium most of the game, too
There was no ref audio in the second half. At all.
Maybe they were embarrassed after their poor call on changing the 2nd targeting



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by sl7hk » September 7th, 2019, 9:52 pm

Any video of that no call targeting? Sure looked like it should have been.



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by TrueBigBlue » September 7th, 2019, 9:55 pm

sl7hk wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Any video of that no call targeting? Sure looked like it should have been.
Even better was the MW chick on the sideline telling fans they were being unsportsmanlike and to shut up. All because we were booing #20 for his shenanigans after the hit.

Even his own coach was trying to shut him up and pull him off the field



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by brownjeans » September 7th, 2019, 10:40 pm

Applauding over an injured guy is poor form.



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by dyedblue » September 7th, 2019, 10:48 pm

I don't get all of the stupid TV timeouts for a Facebook game


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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by NVAggie » September 7th, 2019, 10:49 pm

Have to have media timeouts for radio



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by Mr. Sneelock » September 7th, 2019, 11:46 pm

Yeah, it was horrible. I get that USU vs Stony Brook isn't anybody's idea of a blockbuster game, but come on. What do we have to do to get in ESPN?

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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » September 8th, 2019, 12:26 am

Al Lewis said the Warren fumble was bogus too. That he was down and then popped up to toss it to the refs and SB reacted like a fumble.



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by dyedblue » September 8th, 2019, 12:27 am

Did Al think it was traveling?


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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » September 8th, 2019, 12:29 am

dyedblue wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 12:27 am
Did Al think it was traveling?


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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by AGNUMPI » September 8th, 2019, 5:21 am

Our game against StonyBrook was streamed over the internet and I could see pretty clearly what was happening. I'm good.


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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by Roy McAvoy » September 8th, 2019, 7:23 am

tinplater wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:26 pm
I thought the facebook stream was just short of awful. There was virtually no ambient noise from the stadium, so for the most part it sounded like two guys by themselves in an empty room, trying to do a play by play. Then the field reporter spent more time giving us her bio at Stonybrook...we find out she was on scholarship, lettered basketball, is a shooter, was elected homecoming queen....it never ends. Last year at least they did specials on Aggie Ice Cream, Wind Caves, Eberle's amazing game etc. And tons of dead air space where there was absolute total silence.
You are complaining about a production that aired the usu game in crystal clear picture for free? A game usu fans didn’t have to pay a single penny to anyone to watch?

I think you should adjust your expectations on this one.



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by tinplater » September 8th, 2019, 8:12 am

Roy McAvoy wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 7:23 am
tinplater wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:26 pm
I thought the facebook stream was just short of awful. There was virtually no ambient noise from the stadium, so for the most part it sounded like two guys by themselves in an empty room, trying to do a play by play. Then the field reporter spent more time giving us her bio at Stonybrook...we find out she was on scholarship, lettered basketball, is a shooter, was elected homecoming queen....it never ends. Last year at least they did specials on Aggie Ice Cream, Wind Caves, Eberle's amazing game etc. And tons of dead air space where there was absolute total silence.
You are complaining about a production that aired the usu game in crystal clear picture for free? A game usu fans didn’t have to pay a single penny to anyone to watch?

I think you should adjust your expectations on this one.
Because it's free to me I can't complain? (and someone is paying someone...you think they walked all that gear here for nothing?) Come on, it was free and excellent last year and I truly enjoyed it. This year's broadcast was a disaster and College Stadium and Mountain West Conference should be made aware of that.



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by BeNo » September 8th, 2019, 9:04 am

TrueBigBlue wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:55 pm
sl7hk wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Any video of that no call targeting? Sure looked like it should have been.
Even better was the MW chick on the sideline telling fans they were being unsportsmanlike and to shut up. All because we were booing #20 for his shenanigans after the hit.

Even his own coach was trying to shut him up and pull him off the field
So ends up she is a Stony Brook alum. Go figure.



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by tinplater » September 8th, 2019, 9:16 am

BeNo wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 9:04 am
TrueBigBlue wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:55 pm
sl7hk wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Any video of that no call targeting? Sure looked like it should have been.
Even better was the MW chick on the sideline telling fans they were being unsportsmanlike and to shut up. All because we were booing #20 for his shenanigans after the hit.

Even his own coach was trying to shut him up and pull him off the field
So ends up she is a Stony Brook alum. Go figure.
And homecoming queen. Her best moment is her voice was on camera when SB scored its touchdown. Her call? "OOOH"



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by Full » September 11th, 2019, 1:31 pm

Roy McAvoy wrote:
tinplater wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:26 pm
I thought the facebook stream was just short of awful. There was virtually no ambient noise from the stadium, so for the most part it sounded like two guys by themselves in an empty room, trying to do a play by play. Then the field reporter spent more time giving us her bio at Stonybrook...we find out she was on scholarship, lettered basketball, is a shooter, was elected homecoming queen....it never ends. Last year at least they did specials on Aggie Ice Cream, Wind Caves, Eberle's amazing game etc. And tons of dead air space where there was absolute total silence.
You are complaining about a production that aired the usu game in crystal clear picture for free? A game usu fans didn’t have to pay a single penny to anyone to watch?

I think you should adjust your expectations on this one.
Just remember San Jose had no way to see their game last week. This is miles above that or a construction camera, but from the sound Facebook third string wasn’t good.



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by NVAggie » September 11th, 2019, 1:41 pm

I think the real problem is that many felt last year's stream from Facebook was well done. This year hasn't lived up to those expectations.
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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by IdaAg93 » September 12th, 2019, 10:56 am

Reading this thread is like going to McDonald's and complaining about the food. What do you expect, it's FB. Worse than last year, sure. It's FB. It's video and it you for sure know more than the announcers knew. All good. Be grateful you could watch it for those who couldn't attend the game.



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by treesap32 » September 12th, 2019, 11:11 am

IdaAg93 wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 10:56 am
Reading this thread is like going to McDonald's and complaining about the food. What do you expect, it's FB. Worse than last year, sure. It's FB. It's video and it you for sure know more than the announcers knew. All good. Be grateful you could watch it for those who couldn't attend the game.
It would be like going to McDonald's if McDonald's somehow served excellent prime rib every day last year that beat out the more established, nice, sit down restaurants and then this year suddenly switched back to soggy fries and day old burgers.

That's why people were surprised. The product was excellent last year. I actually preferred it to CBSSN and ESPN games. The third stringers for this game weren't as good.

Am I happy to have stream? Of course! Was the production quality up to par even for Facebook standards? Not at all. :noidea:



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by thegreendalegelf » September 12th, 2019, 11:15 am

IdaAg93 wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 10:56 am
Reading this thread is like going to McDonald's and complaining about the food. What do you expect, it's FB. Worse than last year, sure. It's FB. It's video and it you for sure know more than the announcers knew. All good. Be grateful you could watch it for those who couldn't attend the game.
I disagree. This isn't just McDonald's. This was a professional job all last year. This year they spread to thin. This is expecting McDonalds and having it be training day for every single employee in the building and no management training them. I don't think people went in with high expectations for the broadcast but they certainly didn't clear the minimum expectations.



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by AgMan21 » September 12th, 2019, 12:24 pm

Does anyone know how these facebook games work out? Do we pay Stadium to show them on Facebook? Otherwise, how in the world does Stadium make any money on them?



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by thegreendalegelf » September 12th, 2019, 12:25 pm

AgMan21 wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Does anyone know how these facebook games work out? Do we pay Stadium to show them on Facebook? Otherwise, how in the world does Stadium make any money on them?
I believe facebook pays stadium and stadium pays the MW.



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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by TheAKAggie » September 12th, 2019, 2:22 pm

ESPN Prime Time and CBS are major league, CBS Sports Network is like AA ball, Facebook is the Cape Cod or Alaska League where college kids play in the summer.


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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by usufan1 » September 12th, 2019, 2:26 pm


TheAKAggie wrote:ESPN Prime Time and CBS are major league, CBS Sports Network is like AA ball, Facebook is the Cape Cod or Alaska League where college kids play in the summer.


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Re: Disappointed in Facebook Coverage

Post by tinplater » September 12th, 2019, 4:25 pm

IdaAg93 wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 10:56 am
Reading this thread is like going to McDonald's and complaining about the food. What do you expect, it's FB. Worse than last year, sure. It's FB. It's video and it you for sure know more than the announcers knew. All good. Be grateful you could watch it for those who couldn't attend the game.
Was grateful I could watch it, but compared to last year it was very disappointing. It's the only game in town, as it were, so we are stuck with what we get, but it would be nice if solid criticism would have some effect upon future productions.



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