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Should CBS display continous Shot Clock during the NCAA Basketball Tournament?

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by bradh404, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. bradh404

    bradh404 Guest

    Since Fox Sports Net has shown the 30 second shot
    clock continously during College Basketball Games.

    Do you think Shot Clock should be shown continously
    during CBS's coverage of the NCAA Basketball Tournament?
  2. Msguy

    Msguy Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2003
    I think the shot clock being displayed would be a nice addition to the CBS broadcast.
  3. paulh

    paulh Godfather

    Mar 17, 2003
    I think it is just fine only turning it on during the last 10 seconds of a possession. I do not think more clutter and burn-in material is necessary.
  4. dummyproof

    dummyproof Godfather

    Jan 30, 2004
    Showing the clock only for the actual relevant 10 seconds makes so much sense.
    It actually alerts a viewer that they have entered into a slightly more critical situation.
    Also, the shot clock often becomes irrelevant when either a shot is taken much sooner than the 10 second mark or a change of possession prior to 10 seconds remaining.
  5. JM Anthony

    JM Anthony Child of the 60's DBSTalk Gold Club

    Nov 16, 2003
    I'm a purist (and former basketball official). The less clutter on the screen the better. Wouldn't even hurt my feelings if they pulled the plug on Dickie V.
  6. jrbdmb

    jrbdmb Icon

    Sep 5, 2002
    I only hope I can actually tune in to CBS next week to see what they do. :(
  7. sikma

    sikma Godfather

    Dec 11, 2003
    The last 10 seconds makes sense, as I too detest clutter. I would greatly appreciate it if when they scroll the latest scores from around the country and 'shrink' the screen of the game I'm watching, they would wait until the aciton on the floor is stopped (or at least a lull). It seems like at a critical point in every game I watch, whether it's basketball or football the shrink the screen at the absolute worse time :flaiming

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