Originally Posted by tonyd79
I want the data. Just make it neater and smaller and less obtrusive. Anyone who doesn't want the data isn't really watching or participating in the game or knows what to look for or what to watch if they go to a real game where all that data is available on the scoreboards all the time.
It frustrates me when they take the data off for a kickoff or a replay.
Just make it compact and as much off the screen as possible.
Wow, that's a pretty bold statement. So in order for me to make sure I am really watching a game I have to always know that the down and to go are? As a kindergarten graduate I can count to 4, and if those chains haven't moved after the 3rd play, chances are pretty good there is going to be a 4th down. Yes at times I need to see the to go, but when I am at the stadium or watching on tv, I'm not always looking at that. What I do is hear the announcers say "gain or loss of " and then I hear them say "down and yards to go."
The only thing I agree with you is it needs to be compact. But I guess for the real fans and real watchers it needs to be huge so they can see it, right?