Originally posted by shortcircuit
Let's take the human factor out of the game altogether. We can umpire the games with video and electronics and make sure the calls are correct.
in fact, while we are at it, why not replace the players with animation and let computers generate the results based on programmed systems. Players won't get hurt, there will be no contract hassles, we can ge ...[text shortened]... commercials or reading moving billboards inside the stadiums.
I am liking this idea alot!!!
I totally agree -
The human element is what makes sports so great. Especially baseball.
In fact, I think they should ban TV networks from airing replays, and they should also disable
Tivo and DVRs during games, so the fans don't actually see what the correct call was. This
way we can all have the same human element experience as the umps do.
Also, what's with the electronic scoreboards? I'd rather see humans standing up there
drawing large numbers on poster board. While we're at it, what's the deal with all the
electronic clocks in football and basketball? Heck, humans can keep time just as well as any
computer. I'd rather have a guy in the corner keeping time with his foot. It will give the game
that fresh human element that makes it so wonderful.
Now that I think of it, to truly get the human experience they should ban games from ever
being broadcast on TV. You have to be at the game in person to really experience it anyway.
This way there won't be the billions of dollars in TV deals and it will positively affect player
salaries by decreasing them to a more reasonable, middle-class America type range. Once we
have all this money freed up from the evil, technology based sports markets, we can use it to
find a cure for cancer.
I think we can unanimously agree that baseball (and all sports) was at it's best before TV and
technology came barging in. Let's return it to what it was for the sake of the game itself.
No computer-technology making golf clubs either -- fans prefer to watch players hit balls with
hand made wooden clubs.