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Posted: 8/31/2014 1:02 AM

UofA is camera friendly 


Arizona has actually done a great job with what they have spent their money on.

I live out of state now and was watching the UNLV game with some of my friends and they were totally impressed with Arizona Stadium. As we were talking I actually came away impressed with a pretty well executed plan on the part of Byrne. They must be very camera conscious.

1) their field really looks great and that is a huge part of what someone sees on camera
2) putting the student section across the bottom makes it look like they have a rabid fan base that packs the house while watching on TV even though the place was half empty.
3) the NEZ is big league. Even though 90% of their stadium is high school quality! the NEZ gives the camera a place to zoom in on to make the viewer think the entire stadium is like that.
4) the video board is impressive.

So, while we all know that 90% of that stadium sucks and it was half empty for the UNLV game, UofA understanding what the camera sees was able to make my neutral observing friends who are pretty football savvy think that it was a first rate venue with a packed and rabid fan base.

I thought that was pretty interesting.
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Posted: 8/31/2014 10:19 AM

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TillmanTunnell wrote:

So, while we all know that 90% of that stadium sucks and it was half empty for the UNLV game, UofA understanding what the camera sees was able to make my neutral observing friends who are pretty football savvy think that it was a first rate venue with a packed and rabid fan base.

I thought that was pretty interesting.
Huh? See the upper deck there? I was there dude and it didn't start emptying til it became a 30+ point track meet.

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Posted: 8/31/2014 10:26 AM

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Point number 1......Artificial grass doesn't look as good as the real thing.


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Arizona has actually done a great job with what they have spent their money on.

I live out of state now and was watching the UNLV game with some of my friends and they were totally impressed with Arizona Stadium. As we were talking I actually came away impressed with a pretty well executed plan on the part of Byrne. They must be very camera conscious.

1) their field really looks great and that is a huge part of what someone sees on camera
2) putting the student section across the bottom makes it look like they have a rabid fan base that packs the house while watching on TV even though the place was half empty.
3) the NEZ is big league. Even though 90% of their stadium is high school quality! the NEZ gives the camera a place to zoom in on to make the viewer think the entire stadium is like that.
4) the video board is impressive.

So, while we all know that 90% of that stadium sucks and it was half empty for the UNLV game, UofA understanding what the camera sees was able to make my neutral observing friends who are pretty football savvy think that it was a first rate venue with a packed and rabid fan base.

I thought that was pretty interesting.

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Posted: 8/31/2014 10:27 AM

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Exactly. Take a picture of the student section with the upper deck blurred out and not showing the other side of the stadium. Isn't that what I just said??????
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Posted: 8/31/2014 10:37 AM

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I guess we see what we want to see TT. You are the only person I know that looks at anything UofA related and comes away impressed.

Everyone else saw ASU showing UofA how to do copper right in a uniform. Nobody is talking about the silliness you typed below.

TillmanTunnell wrote: Arizona has actually done a great job with what they have spent their money on.

I live out of state now and was watching the UNLV game with some of my friends and they were totally impressed with Arizona Stadium. As we were talking I actually came away impressed with a pretty well executed plan on the part of Byrne. They must be very camera conscious.

1) their field really looks great and that is a huge part of what someone sees on camera
2) putting the student section across the bottom makes it look like they have a rabid fan base that packs the house while watching on TV even though the place was half empty.
3) the NEZ is big league. Even though 90% of their stadium is high school quality! the NEZ gives the camera a place to zoom in on to make the viewer think the entire stadium is like that.
4) the video board is impressive.

So, while we all know that 90% of that stadium sucks and it was half empty for the UNLV game, UofA understanding what the camera sees was able to make my neutral observing friends who are pretty football savvy think that it was a first rate venue with a packed and rabid fan base.

I thought that was pretty interesting.
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Posted: 8/31/2014 10:52 AM

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I guess we see what we want to see TT. You are the only person I know that looks at anything UofA related and comes away impressed.

Everyone else saw ASU showing UofA how to do copper right in a uniform. Nobody is talking about the silliness you typed below.

TillmanTunnell wrote: Arizona has actually done a great job with what they have spent their money on.

I live out of state now and was watching the UNLV game with some of my friends and they were totally impressed with Arizona Stadium. As we were talking I actually came away impressed with a pretty well executed plan on the part of Byrne. They must be very camera conscious.

1) their field really looks great and that is a huge part of what someone sees on camera
2) putting the student section across the bottom makes it look like they have a rabid fan base that packs the house while watching on TV even though the place was half empty.
3) the NEZ is big league. Even though 90% of their stadium is high school quality! the NEZ gives the camera a place to zoom in on to make the viewer think the entire stadium is like that.
4) the video board is impressive.

So, while we all know that 90% of that stadium sucks and it was half empty for the UNLV game, UofA understanding what the camera sees was able to make my neutral observing friends who are pretty football savvy think that it was a first rate venue with a packed and rabid fan base.

I thought that was pretty interesting.


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Hahaha come on cut me some slack. Any joker can see the difference between the old UA grass and their new turf. And next time you watch a UofA football game pay attention to how much camera time he lipstick gets and how much time the pig gets if you will.
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Posted: 8/31/2014 11:05 AM

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You are exaggerating. I was there and it was a decent crowd. Nowhere near half empty.

Of course they focus on the best parts instead of the worst, because it would be stupid to do otherwise.

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Posted: 8/31/2014 11:14 AM

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Dear lord you are missing the entire point. Who cares if it was half empty or 19% empty. The point is that UofA seems to have made decisions to make the stadium and atmosphere look much better on tv than it is in person.

Do I have to have every single little detail precise before your mind can take on the overall thought or can you just work with me a little here?
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Posted: 8/31/2014 11:20 AM

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Some people like attention and choose to take the opposing view points on issues to get it.
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Posted: 8/31/2014 11:31 AM

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However accurate TT's reporting of the situation is, he brings up a good point-- how does every team come across on screen to an unbiased observer? Obviously, we should care most about how ASU comes across, but it's always good to see what the competition is doing *right*, rather than just writing it off as BS.

In the day/age of 24/7 sporting news coverage, media bias, increased sports "news" competition, and just over saturation of sports access (good thing for the football fans), we need to make sure we stand out in the time we're given. Sounds like TT was among a crowd that felt UofA did a good job.

ASU has done some quality things in front of the scenes to outside observers with the pitchfork rebranding (despite the decries of the diehard Sparky traditionalists) and media opportunities like "The Drive" (who would pick Cal over ASU after watching that?!?). We've even done some great things behind the scenes, like pushing for Camp T fields and amenities to be renovated before committing to return, and the practice bubble. Things that fall into both categories, like stadium renovations will continue that push.

I don't see any harm continuing to look around, and see what the competition is doing, and making sure we've addressed that as well.

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Posted: 8/31/2014 11:37 AM

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Must not have had too many closeups of their redneck trailer park trash fans
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Posted: 8/31/2014 11:57 AM

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However accurate TT's reporting of the situation is, he brings up a good point-- how does every team come across on screen to an unbiased observer? Obviously, we should care most about how ASU comes across, but it's always good to see what the competition is doing *right*, rather than just writing it off as BS.

In the day/age of 24/7 sporting news coverage, media bias, increased sports "news" competition, and just over saturation of sports access (good thing for the football fans), we need to make sure we stand out in the time we're given. Sounds like TT was among a crowd that felt UofA did a good job.

ASU has done some quality things in front of the scenes to outside observers with the pitchfork rebranding (despite the decries of the diehard Sparky traditionalists) and media opportunities like "The Drive" (who would pick Cal over ASU after watching that?!?). We've even done some great things behind the scenes, like pushing for Camp T fields and amenities to be renovated before committing to return, and the practice bubble. Things that fall into both categories, like stadium renovations will continue that push.

I don't see any harm continuing to look around, and see what the competition is doing, and making sure we've addressed that as well.

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Exactly.

99% of the people in the country aren't basing their opinion of the game day atmosphere and quality of the stadium from row 37. They see the tv and UofA seems to have done a fantastic job of putting lipstick on the part of the pig the camera is going to see.

I didn't realize it until I watched their game with 2 neutral fans outside of the Pac12 region and they pointed out how cool UofA was and I was left saying "but you should see it in real life"
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Posted: 8/31/2014 12:09 PM

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Their student section has been low and centered for a long time. How are they able to pull that off? Do they not have enough demand from season ticket holders that would be willing to pay more for their low, centered seats?
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Posted: 8/31/2014 12:13 PM

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Tillman is exactly right. Byrne has put great effort into making parts of the stadium that the camera sees look its best. Renovations to the stadium will come after Mckale is complete. But when relying completely off private donations this is the best he can do. Nothing wrong with that.

And I was actually impressed with how full the stadium was Friday night (until halftime at least) I was expecting a small crowd. Arizona marketing did a hell of a media blitz to get people in the stadium and it appears to have paid off.

And speaking of stadiums, the general contractor doing your stadium is a customer of mine. I've been able to see all the master plans and mock ups and I have to say I'm impressed, y'all are going to love it.

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Posted: 8/31/2014 12:15 PM

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Their student section has been low and centered for a long time. How are they able to pull that off? Do they not have enough demand from season ticket holders that would be willing to pay more for their low, centered seats?

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Byrne has acknowledged there is a demand for the seats the students occupy at the stadium. He's expressed it's more important to the team and program to have a large and loud student section rather than moving it to maximize revenue.

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Posted: 8/31/2014 12:23 PM

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Their student section has been low and centered for a long time. How are they able to pull that off? Do they not have enough demand from season ticket holders that would be willing to pay more for their low, centered seats?

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Byrne has acknowledged there is a demand for the seats the students occupy at the stadium. He's expressed it's more important to the team and program to have a large and loud student section rather than moving it to maximize revenue.

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Posted: 8/31/2014 12:29 PM

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TillmanTunnell wrote: Dear lord you are missing the entire point. Who cares if it was half empty or 19% empty. The point is that UofA seems to have made decisions to make the stadium and atmosphere look much better on tv than it is in person.

Do I have to have every single little detail precise before your mind can take on the overall thought or can you just work with me a little here?
If alleged sh!tty attendance wasn't a point you were trying to make then why did you mention it twice in a post?
It's because you are dishonestly trying to portray it as worse than it is in person.
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Posted: 8/31/2014 12:33 PM

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I didn't notice anything particularly good or bad about the Television Aspect of the game. However I wasn't really trying to pay attention to that...I just wanted to see how they performed. Anu S. looked pretty good against inferior competition. Will be interesting to see how his learning curve turns as the season progresses.

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Posted: 8/31/2014 12:50 PM

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Actually it looks so much better then real grass. Sure real grass is nice, our stadiums field was consistently ranked as one of the best in the country, but the artificial turf is really nice not to mention very beneficial for the program in so many ways.


Isn't asu planning on getting artificial turf in the renovation?

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Point number 1......Artificial grass doesn't look as good as the real thing.


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--- TillmanTunnell wrote:

Arizona has actually done a great job with what they have spent their money on.

I live out of state now and was watching the UNLV game with some of my friends and they were totally impressed with Arizona Stadium. As we were talking I actually came away impressed with a pretty well executed plan on the part of Byrne. They must be very camera conscious.

1) their field really looks great and that is a huge part of what someone sees on camera
2) putting the student section across the bottom makes it look like they have a rabid fan base that packs the house while watching on TV even though the place was half empty.
3) the NEZ is big league. Even though 90% of their stadium is high school quality! the NEZ gives the camera a place to zoom in on to make the viewer think the entire stadium is like that.
4) the video board is impressive.

So, while we all know that 90% of that stadium sucks and it was half empty for the UNLV game, UofA understanding what the camera sees was able to make my neutral observing friends who are pretty football savvy think that it was a first rate venue with a packed and rabid fan base.

I thought that was pretty interesting.

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Posted: 8/31/2014 12:56 PM

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If we had to take out our little pitchforks yardage arrows, why does UofA get to keep that giant BEARDOWN sprawled across the entire field?
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