Jaguars May Show NFL Redzone on Video Board

7/2/13 in NFL   |   GFortier   |   520 respect

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The Jaguars are currently toying with a very intriguing idea for their in-stadium experience—playing the NFL Redzone channel on their new video board (slated to be built by the 2014 season).
 
This idea can and will be viewed either of two ways: (1) the Jags are dilluting the product on the field by taking interest away from the live action and redirecting it to another (perhaps more pertinent?) game somewhere else in the country, or (2) the Jags are embracing the non-stop, all-encompassing experience that is the NFL in the modern age and in doing so are massively upgrading the fan’s experience at the game.
 
Good arguments can be made for either side. Many of us shy away from attending afternoon games because in this day and age, watching the days NFL action either at home or at a bar is simply more enjoyable than being in the stadium confined to one game. We get to watch multiple games and follow our fantasy players, all in crisp HD that rivals the best seat in any stadium.
 
However, there will always be something special about being there in person, having your attention focused on the one game being played right in front of you—the classic quality over quantity argument. Plus, if you’re at a Jaguars game, or any other team’s home game for that matter, chances are you care a lot about that team. Would you really want to be distracted by the Bengals moving within the 20 yard line when you’d otherwise be focused on some of the more diehard points of interest for your own team, like watching Luke Joekel perform a perfect trap block?
 
After all, it is Sunday, a day meant for relaxation and reflection, not frantic multitasking. Which side of the argument do you fall on: would you want NFL Redzone playing in your favorite teams stadium?

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7/2/13   |   Jess   |   34372 respect

GFortier wrote:
I agree, playing Redzone between plays and timeout  could be the happy medium that'd make this the perfect implementation. 

I know that personally I feel like I'm missing out on so much around the league when I'm at a 1 or 4 o'clock game. 

Exactly. Last year was our first year with season tickets and I felt like I missed out on SO MUCH football. I would never trade going to see our boys play 8 games for the world, but on home games, we completely missed out on all the rest around the league. The Seahawks have a pre-game area that has 4 huge TV's for people to gather around and watch the "morning games" (when you're on the west coast and gametime is 1:00pm, there's a whole bunch of football before kickoff). It's kind of an indoor tailgating football party, but there's so much else going on that I'm rarely watching. Something like this would be excellent during the game stoppages when the only thing to watch is cheerleaders or the shell game.

7/2/13   |   GFortier   |   520 respect

Jess wrote:
I know I'm in the minority when I say I'm not a big fan of Redzone at home (I prefer Game Mix if my guys aren't playing) but I think this is a fantastic idea. I would definitely be a fan of watching it on a video board at the Hawks games just to keep posted between plays and during TV timeouts. Smart...if they do it right.

I agree, playing Redzone between plays and timeout  could be the happy medium that'd make this the perfect implementation. 

I know that personally I feel like I'm missing out on so much around the league when I'm at a 1 or 4 o'clock game. 

7/2/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61189 respect

If it's only on one of the video boards, I love it! I give it a smart.

7/2/13   |   Jess   |   34372 respect

(Edited by Jess)

I know I'm in the minority when I say I'm not a big fan of Redzone at home (I prefer Game Mix if my guys aren't playing) but I think this is a fantastic idea. I would definitely be a fan of watching it on a video board at the Hawks games just to keep posted between plays and during TV timeouts. Smart...if they do it right.