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Super Bowl Broadcast Mistakes Only an Insider Would Catch

Monday, February 4, 2008 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 7:24 PM, under , , ,

Athens, GA (Feb 4, 2008) - During a live game broadcast, any number of things can and do go wrong. Most times, the audience never catches the mistake or might not realize that a mistake was made. There is one place where one might find a listing of these errors, and that would be the Sports TV Inside Out blog. I do not know who runs this blog, and as such they do not yet appear on our suggested links list (simple rule, if I do not have a name of a person behind a site, it does not get listed). But whoever runs the site has great postings an observations, including these on last night's game:

  • Fox Director Artie Kempner missed a snap of a ball be cause he was showing an isolation shot of a player (Artie broke cardinal rule one of sports broadcasting: do not miss any live action).

Artie Kempner, left, missed a live snap during the Fox Sports Super Bowl XLII broadcast!
Photograph Courtesy of CawsNJaws.

  • Billboards (sponsor acknowledgments) dissolved out too quickly in one instance.
  • Fox misframed a shot for a graphic. I disagree because that is the way my eyes work, but that was his/her observation.

Sports TV Inside Out is well worth reading for a VERY inside perspective on TV sports broadcasting.

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