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Old 08-22-2009, 10:15 AM  
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New Cowboys stadium HD Scoreboard too low?

Interesting...Did anyone see the kick?




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Spending $1.2 billion on a football stadium can get you a lot, but not apparently a good sense of how high to hang 2,100 inch video screens above the field.

At the debut of the new Dallas Cowboys' stadium last night, Tennessee Titans punter A.J. Trapasso kicked a ball that struck one of the gargantuan high-definition scoreboards that hang over the center of the field. Trapasso's punt sailed straight up and hit one of the two scoreboards that face the endzone. It deflected backward and was ruled in-play until Titans coach Jeff Fisher informed officials (who had been watching the players, not the ball) that the punt struck the scoreboard. By rule, the down was replayed.

Jerry Jones wasn't happy with the kick, not so much because he felt that somebody on his engineering team screwed up by placing the video boards too low, but because he seems to think that Trapasso was trying to hit the board on purpose. When asked whether he thought the scoreboard should be raised higher, Jones snapped:

"That's not the point. How high is high if somebody just wants to sit there and kick straight up?

"If you look at how you punt the football, unless you're trying to hit the scoreboard, you punt the ball to get downfield. You certainly want to get some hangtime, but you punt the ball to get downfield, and you sure don't punt the ball down the middle. You punt it off to the side."

Later, Jones reitirated that he would not be moving the scoreboard higher. Trapasso and the regular Titans punter, Craig Hentrich(notes), think that's a bad idea. Said Hentrich:

"I hit it probably a dozen times in pregame," Hentrich said. "Probably somewhere around a five-second punt is going to hit it and some of the guys in the league wouldn't be able to punt here if it's not raised, they'd just be non-stop hitting it. I don't know what the people were thinking. I guess they should have tested things out before they put that thing in place. It'll have to be raised."

Despite his dismissive response to the incident, Jerry Jones may have a point. Watching a replay of the kick, it sure does look like Trapasso is trying to boot the ball as high as he can, a method that punters usually only use on shorter punts designed to pin a team back. (The Titans kicked from their own 37-yard line, so Trapasso should have been trying more for length than height.)

That doesn't mean that directional punts won't find their way toward the "Jerrytron" this season. Even the Cowboys own punter, Mat McBriar(notes), thinks that a kick with a 4.9 second hangtime will strike the screen. If that happens more than once or twice, Jerry Jones and the Cowboys might find out that when it comes to video screens, bigger isn't is always better.
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:18 AM   #2
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That is pretty funny. Obviously the Cowgirls screwed up
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:22 AM   #3
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but if they raise it any higher, how will the stadium workers play halo?
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:24 AM   #4
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exactly. Jones seems like the "always right" type.
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:30 AM   #5
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:35 AM   #6
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:38 AM   #8
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That ****ing stadium is perfect example of everything that is wrong about sports these days.
THIS. In trying to build the "perfect" stadium, they have succeeded in building something FAR from it.
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I don't understand the bitter hatred for the Cowboys.....
Its a form of class envy.

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I heard that thing cost $40Million and it's going to cost hundreds of thousands in wireways to move it. What a bunch of dumb*ucks.
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