1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Fox To Computer Generate Fans

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by Breeze147, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. NittyOne

    NittyOne High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2018
    Messages:
    795
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    They have them on some of the cut away to the outfield. I think it looks terrible, not a fan.
     
  2. bluesdude

    bluesdude VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,254
    Location:
    Northern IL
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    33
    Behind home plate I don't think I ever saw any generated fans. It was mostly in the outfield and sometimes down the left and right field lines.
     
    Maybe not this year. Looking forward to 2021!
  3. vegasvstr

    vegasvstr High-Roller

    Joined:
    May 31, 2017
    Messages:
    614
    Location:
    Usa
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    Yea, none in the infield. It looked ridiculous, I think I saw Homer Simpson.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    9,926
    Location:
    Boston
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    24
    It would be great for the sound guys to occasionally throw a WOO-HOO! or other sound effect into the mix every once in a while. Like totally unrelated sounds, like that same passing-truck-horn one they throw in TV shows and movies all the time, lol.
     
  5. donfairplay

    donfairplay High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2013
    Messages:
    685
    Location:
    CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    I was listening to the Angels vs Oakland opening night and you could hear the ball hit a metal portion of the backstop as it ricocheted back to the catcher. Oakland had piped-in crowd noise, but it wasn't that loud on the radio - more like background cheering at best.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. BillDonovan

    BillDonovan Low-Roller

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Messages:
    170
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    45
    What if they computer generated the players as well?
    Computer generated the game?
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  7. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    10,939
    Location:
    Southern Maryland by way of Philadelphia
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    If they don't pipe in BOOS in Philly, it ain't realistic.
     
    • Love Love x 1
  8. JaDubya

    JaDubya High Roller? Nah...just a Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2020
    Messages:
    1,162
    Location:
    California
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    40
    Could you hear Tom Hanks doing his stadium vendor voice work?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Coppertop Tester

    Coppertop Tester Tourist

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2016
    Messages:
    62
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    Wilhelm scream!
     
  10. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    9,926
    Location:
    Boston
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    24
    Yeah here's the truck one.

     
  11. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    10,939
    Location:
    Southern Maryland by way of Philadelphia
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    I watched a few minutes of the Flyers - Penguins exhibition game. They didn't have fake fans but the did pipe in crowd noise. It wasn't that bad.

    For us Flyers fans, when the tournament starts, they will pipe in Lou Nolan's trademark "And the Flyers are going on the Pecoooooo power play!"
     
  12. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

    Joined:
    May 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,005
    Location:
    TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    53
    My daughter ordered a cutout of our 11 year old grandson who is a huge Astros fan. So now when we watch the Astros play, I will be scanning the ‘fans’ for my grandson. :love:

    A plus - At the end of the season, you get to pick up the cutout and keep it. :cool:
     
    • Like Like x 3
  13. NittyOne

    NittyOne High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2018
    Messages:
    795
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    Pretty soon they’ll have to computer generate the players. With this whole Miami Marlins debacle the whole season is at risk.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
  14. donfairplay

    donfairplay High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2013
    Messages:
    685
    Location:
    CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    I like how ownership and management get to decide if they want cardboard cutouts. The Angels have giant banners draped over alternating parts of the stadium (plus a few advertisement banners in the outfield) - I think it looks classier.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. donfairplay

    donfairplay High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2013
    Messages:
    685
    Location:
    CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
  16. flyguyfl

    flyguyfl VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Messages:
    3,790
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    75
    I still don't know why they can't put some real fans in the stands widely separated from each other.
     
  17. vegasvstr

    vegasvstr High-Roller

    Joined:
    May 31, 2017
    Messages:
    614
    Location:
    Usa
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    My guess is it wouldn't be feasible with the costs of extra staff, security and lack of volume sales of overpriced concessions.
    Plus I could see fans swarming to sit behind home plate, etc.
    Maybe if they charged premium prices, throw in some free "limited edition" MLB masks.
     
  18. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    10,939
    Location:
    Southern Maryland by way of Philadelphia
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    To be fair, the piped in fan noise in the NHL games has not been too bad.
     
  19. donfairplay

    donfairplay High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2013
    Messages:
    685
    Location:
    CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    • Funny Funny x 1