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Here's how you keep people coming to games - Mic it up


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[url="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a52c14/article/report-owners-planning-to-have-players-miked-up?module=HP11_headline_stack"]NFL article link[/url]

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The Wall Street Journal [url="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303561504577495083707417526.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsThird"]reported recently that owners have given permission[/url] for microphones to be placed on certain players so that fans can listen in via an in-stadium phone application that will distribute the raw feeds. We've heard plenty of players miked via broadcast television, but never at the stadium.[/quote]

Wanna keep people coming to the game? Tell them Steve Smith is going to be mic'd up. I will pay for that everytime I come without a shadow of a doubt. There nothing funnier than hearing the trash talk on the field. Too bad they didnt have this in Rucker's days.

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Love this idea!

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I love it but I don't have one of those smart phones. Not everyone likes paying for that bs.

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Nascar does this and it's very popular...

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yeah Nascar's been doing for awhile now huh? like 20 years or more I think lol. Maybe thats tells you how strong an issue this is with owners and how serious they are about keeping fans in the stadium. It should have an 18 or older thing on it though and be unedited (accept for obvious play or team info).

yeah Kendrick its the biggest ripoff today isnt it? I hear ya but I have to have it. ya know, Im going to lookinto just doing the phone part of mine and cut all the 4g data bs. . maybe just use wifi for data. Idk if i have to go to Boost or Virgin mobile to do that, but I will if I have to.

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[quote name='Mr.Jasonluckydog' timestamp='1341428860' post='1818381']
Nascar does this and it's very popular...
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I remember having one of those devices in an all-star race. They talk very colorfully. heh.
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Nascar doesn't keep the mic open when the car gets into a wreak or catches on fire. Football is an extremely violent sport, players get hurt all the time. They cry, they whine, they bitch and moan just like everyone else. I'm just waiting for the day someone gets hurt while mic'd, cries like a girl, then sues because everyone with the app heard it and ithas now hurt his tough guy football player image

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someone's going to have to be quick with the mute button.

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[quote name='rayzor' timestamp='1341431843' post='1818395']
someone's going to have to be quick with the mute button.
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They could have a 5-10 second delay like radio stations do. Could edit profanity or anything they don't want others to know?

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God here we go

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Micing up Steve Smith would instantly turn into a Jerry Springer type show.

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[quote name='KendrickPanther' timestamp='1341428857' post='1818380']
I love it but I don't have one of those smart phones. Not everyone likes paying for that bs.
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I know how you feel

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[quote name='Ivan The Awesome' timestamp='1341434740' post='1818413']
They could have a 5-10 second delay like radio stations do. Could edit profanity or anything they don't want others to know?
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This edit guy will be extremely busy. I like the idea but think the players beiing bleeped repeatedly might conflict with Big Cats view of a wholesome family environment.

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[quote name='KendrickPanther' timestamp='1341428857' post='1818380']
I love it but I don't have one of those smart phones. Not everyone likes paying for that bs.
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Love my iPhone. Was a skeptic at first but once I got my hands on one...everything was awesome. Smart phones are anything but bs.

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Let's take a poll.....who in the NFL will need to be censored the most?

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[quote name='Cline' timestamp='1341493542' post='1818720']
Love my iPhone. Was a skeptic at first but once I got my hands on one...everything was awesome. Smart phones are anything but bs.
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It depends on what you use it for. It's the data plans and overages, 2 year plans, phones that break instantly with insurance payments and deductibles that are BS. Paying for data AND text. If you like spending hundreds a month on phone go ahead. I am family plan with my parents and I pay them $10 a month. Free calls on AT&T network and I don't spend enough time on the phone to ever use up their minutes.

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not a bad idea but how many guys will play up things to try to get more pub? might take away from somes focus.

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They might exploit a little bit. The game is entertainment, as long as it compliments what were watching, I think its a great idea. If it distracts people from the game then it would be bad.

Keep in mind there are a lot of moments in the game when nothing is going on. They could fill that silence with saaaay. . . Smitty talking poo to a ref "You brought it! You might as well throw it! DAMN!"

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So what happens when opposing fans listen in to our huddle or game planning on the sideline and then text that info to someone working for their team? Sort of like what the Saints* owner did and Belichick rolled into one.

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I guess they get fined? and Brees/Brady get a little more sad?


edit: oh ya and we get to make fun of there idiotic fans that show up to the Huddle.

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