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 Posted: Tue Jan 26th, 2021 11:34 pm
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khawk wrote: I just wish they had more audio options on TV broadcasts of games so you could have a "Crowd noise only" option. Announcers are mostly self-important, smartest kid in the room idiots, and I have zero use for any of them. If I could just watch the game with the noise of the crowd (when there are crowds), it would be perfect. The mute button isn't the same.

The old big dishes used to have a way to tune the audio so crowd noise was all you heard, but I don't find that option exists on any of the TV stuff I've had over the years since then.


Do you remember when they experimented with this?  I watched the experimental game in 1980.  Seriously...I am getting old.  That does not seem like 40 years ago!  


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Announcerless_game



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I do remember that, at the time I didn’t like it. Now I’d love the option to tune those schmucks out pretty much every time if I had it.
Edit: as I was writing this I ended up having to listen to that stupid baby cunt bruins announcer whine because the ref stopped the play when he thought Malkin was hurt. 
FUCK I need the announcer mute option. What an incredible whiny pussy of a man that one is.

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Papa Voo wrote: khawk wrote: I just wish they had more audio options on TV broadcasts of games so you could have a "Crowd noise only" option. Announcers are mostly self-important, smartest kid in the room idiots, and I have zero use for any of them. If I could just watch the game with the noise of the crowd (when there are crowds), it would be perfect. The mute button isn't the same.

The old big dishes used to have a way to tune the audio so crowd noise was all you heard, but I don't find that option exists on any of the TV stuff I've had over the years since then.


Do you remember when they experimented with this?  I watched the experimental game in 1980.  Seriously...I am getting old.  That does not seem like 40 years ago!  


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Announcerless_game

I remember watching the NFL game with no announcers. They made it loud enough so everyone could hear the stadium announcer.



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I have only been to a handful of sporting events, and a lot of it were special events organized by my dad's work or church. I don't mind going to live events once in a while but most of the time I rather watch sports at home and I don't feel like spending money on tickets.  And it's more comfortable at home. 

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I"m going to KU vs TCU Basketball on Thursday. Normally I love going to Allen Fieldhouse once a year for a game. It's always packed. Not sure how this will go with only a few thousand allowed to attend

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Baseball in person, everything else on TV. Unless you're giving me a corporate luxury box ticket, with a buffet of wings n' stuff. Then I'll go see a basketball game.

I used to love going to NFL football games. Skipped work, stood up girlfriends, and other crappy stuff. But being packed in next to dipshit screaming fans (including the clown who's always looking for a fight) have turned me off.



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A couple years ago, I bought a Junior Orioles Dugout plan for my son. I assumed that the ballpark would have a separate section for Dugout plan members - basically a section for kids and their parents. Nope, instead the plan was just like general admission but with discounted prices.


We get to the ballpark and find our seats. A rowdy group of five 20-something year-old guys sit in front of us. All game long, all you could hear was "f&ck this, and mf-that". Every time a ball was hit, all of the guys in front of us would hop up to their feet (blocking our view) and loudly yell expletives about what a great hit or great play it was.


Since it was assigned seating, we were unable to change seats even after discussing the issue with the ushers. We stuck around for about 2 innings and then left. The Orioles lost a fan that day (and his son) and I will never give any of my money for anything Orioles-related again.

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Season ticket holder at Birmingham City so I'm normally entitled to 23 matches per year, and I scarcely miss one. So I'm missing live sport hugely.

Grand Prix racing is better on telly to see what's happening, but I go to 3 historic race meetings per year, and those are highlights of the year as well. So it's getting right on my tits.



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kargol wrote: Season ticket holder at Birmingham City so I'm normally entitled to 23 matches per year, and I scarcely miss one. So I'm missing live sport hugely.

Grand Prix racing is better on telly to see what's happening, but I go to 3 historic race meetings per year, and those are highlights of the year as well. So it's getting right on my tits.
Is "getting right on my tits" an actual British saying or is it a typo? If it is an actual British saying, I want to move to England. You guys have a fun language.

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It's an actual British saying. So is arse over tit (for head over heels).

We also have great tits, but they're birds (what you call chickadees).



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Big Garea Fan wrote: A couple years ago, I bought a Junior Orioles Dugout plan for my son. I assumed that the ballpark would have a separate section for Dugout plan members - basically a section for kids and their parents. Nope, instead the plan was just like general admission but with discounted prices.


We get to the ballpark and find our seats. A rowdy group of five 20-something year-old guys sit in front of us. All game long, all you could hear was "f&ck this, and mf-that". Every time a ball was hit, all of the guys in front of us would hop up to their feet (blocking our view) and loudly yell expletives about what a great hit or great play it was.


Since it was assigned seating, we were unable to change seats even after discussing the issue with the ushers. We stuck around for about 2 innings and then left. The Orioles lost a fan that day (and his son) and I will never give any of my money for anything Orioles-related again.
Man...I'm sorry to hear that. When the World Series came to town in 2007, my Dad and I got tickets and were psyched to go to our first-ever World Series game, in person. We get to our seats and some jackass LOUD redneck sits right behind us. He instantly started yelling "World Series! Woooo yeah baby! Workin' Hard! Workin' Hard! Go Hot Toddy! Workin' Hard!" 

I figured he would quiet down, once he got all this energy out of him. Riiiight. He got worse and was mindlessly yelling the whole time. In the 2nd or 3rd inning, the home pitcher walked a batter to load the bases and the guy frickin' cheered like it was an orgasm. I lost it and said: "That's ball four, jackass!" He then loudly yelled at me, and his family of assclowns informed the usher that I was a rowdy fan and needed to be ejected..because I crossed the line by saying "jackass", whereas he was politely and cleanly cheering his team. I left to take a piss and cool off, but when I came back the fans in front of us (who shared my concerns about ball four) offered to switch seats to diffuse the situation.

That was the only World Series game I've ever been to...and everytime I think about it, my first thought is the asshole Workin' Hard Guy.

Bottom line: don't be a dick at a game.

But my second thought of that game is much cooler. We left through the accessible exit and I literally brushed shoulders with David Ortiz.

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Diffuse or defuse? Diffuse would mean spreading it around...



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I'm officially an old grouch who would rather just watch at home.



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Erick Von Erich wrote: Big Garea Fan wrote: A couple years ago, I bought a Junior Orioles Dugout plan for my son. I assumed that the ballpark would have a separate section for Dugout plan members - basically a section for kids and their parents. Nope, instead the plan was just like general admission but with discounted prices.


We get to the ballpark and find our seats. A rowdy group of five 20-something year-old guys sit in front of us. All game long, all you could hear was "f&ck this, and mf-that". Every time a ball was hit, all of the guys in front of us would hop up to their feet (blocking our view) and loudly yell expletives about what a great hit or great play it was.


Since it was assigned seating, we were unable to change seats even after discussing the issue with the ushers. We stuck around for about 2 innings and then left. The Orioles lost a fan that day (and his son) and I will never give any of my money for anything Orioles-related again.
Man...I'm sorry to hear that. When the World Series came to town in 2007, my Dad and I got tickets and were psyched to go to our first-ever World Series game, in person. We get to our seats and some jackass LOUD redneck sits right behind us. He instantly started yelling "World Series! Woooo yeah baby! Workin' Hard! Workin' Hard! Go Hot Toddy! Workin' Hard!" 

I figured he would quiet down, once he got all this energy out of him. Riiiight. He got worse and was mindlessly yelling the whole time. In the 2nd or 3rd inning, the home pitcher walked a batter to load the bases and the guy frickin' cheered like it was an orgasm. I lost it and said: "That's ball four, jackass!" He then loudly yelled at me, and his family of assclowns informed the usher that I was a rowdy fan and needed to be ejected..because I crossed the line by saying "jackass", whereas he was politely and cleanly cheering his team. I left to take a piss and cool off, but when I came back the fans in front of us (who shared my concerns about ball four) offered to switch seats to diffuse the situation.

That was the only World Series game I've ever been to...and everytime I think about it, my first thought is the asshole Workin' Hard Guy.

Bottom line: don't be a dick at a game.

But my second thought of that game is much cooler. We left through the accessible exit and I literally brushed shoulders with David Ortiz.

Almost every single game and concert that I’ve ever been to can be identified in my mind by that one asshole fan (or group of fans together). Never fails. People love loud and obnoxious in public and basically don’t pay attention to a single thing they’re paying to see  But I was 20 when they started annoying me, so I don’t need to be a cranky old man to point this out. Somehow I never became iwarrior and still leave my house. 



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Playoff games I like to watch live. The atmosphere is usually amazing

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