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    What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

    They installed their new scoreboard too low, and punts were bouncing off of it (resulting in a dead ball, replay the down). How do you screw that up?



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    Re: What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

    I'd imagine viewing angles and site distances played a pretty big factor into at what height that thing was hung.

    The picture quality on that thing is insane though. The image looks like its being rendered by FOX not actually being displayed on the screen in the actual stadium.



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    Re: What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

    how many punts hit it? I only saw the one...


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    Re: What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

    They said several punts hit it during warm ups early in the telecasts. It's going to be a problem. I can't believe they didn't account for this in the design. Or maybe JJ just doesn't care as long he gets the biggest scoreboard trophy.



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    Re: What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

    I would imagine there is some sort of height rule from the NFL...


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    Re: What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

    I'll be checking out sportcenter to see this. Thats an expensive target. I'm sure it can be raised.



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    Re: What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

    I would assume the NFL is already making calls to have it evaluated and raised. They won't let something as stupid as an oversized video board interrupt a game, especially at one of the highest profile venues in the world.


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    Re: What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

    It amazes me that you can spend a billion dollars on a stadium and screw up things like this. With having too low of a scoreboard here, and having obstructed views in new Yankee Stadium. How do you screw that stuff up??



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    Re: What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by 06Panther View Post
    It amazes me that you can spend a billion dollars on a stadium and screw up things like this. With having too low of a scoreboard here, and having obstructed views in new Yankee Stadium. How do you screw that stuff up??
    I've never been one to defend "America's Team" but I'd be willing to bet that punts hitting the scoreboard was never even considered as a possibility. I'm sure it's on some sort of pully system, just raise it up.



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    Re: What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

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    how many punts hit it? I only saw the one...
    Yeah, I think one, but the punt after that was said to be higher than scoreboard level as well, but was kicked at an angle and missed it. Definitely could be a game changer, and I agree that it will be changed. I just can't imagine that someone didn't think about that when they were setting it up.



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    Re: What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

    What was with the lighting in that place last night, thought I was watching the 1970s Lions. The grass was grey, the unis looked grey and the picture quality looked like they were using the cheap cameras. I am usually not a fan of the Metrodome but that production came off as colorful were the Dallas job was dull.

    The glass ceiling might have something to do with it but I hope they get it figured out if we are going to play Big 12 championship games there.


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    Re: What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

    Titans kicker exposes problem in Cowboys Stadium - ESPN

    The NFL signed off on the 160-foot long, 90-foot high video board, Jones said, and he does not plan to alter it.


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    Re: What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

    I saw that this morning too. Hard to believe that they won't move it, since it alters the punting game, which a piece of equipment never should do. I can imagine the fans booing after waiting through two or three consecutive punts-turned into dead balls.



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    Re: What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

    This scoreboard could be a huge homefield advantage for the Boys? If the other teams kicker knows it can be hit, it could play with his mind a little and alter the kick. I would also think picking up the ball would be difficult. I think JJ had this planned all along. How Bout Them Cowboys



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    Re: What's up with the Cowboys' scoreboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    I've never been one to defend "America's Team" but I'd be willing to bet that punts hitting the scoreboard was never even considered as a possibility. I'm sure it's on some sort of pully system, just raise it up.
    Then an architect or engineer should be fired. It's their job.

    Just wait until a punt gets blocked after re-punting a punt that hits it. People will go ballistic.



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