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Play by play on BBI

csh2z : 9/8/2017 6:30 pm
I've been lurking around here for about 10 years or so. Been a Giants fan since the 70's. Absolutely love this website, however, following a game thread, as an only means of following the game, can be pretty irritating at times.

Has any thought been given to having a play by play thread that gives us a quick description of a play and the result? What I envision is a thread, were the rest of us are locked out from posting.

Would that be worthwhile?
arcarsenal : 9/8/2017 6:31 pm : link
Why not just go to or ESPN during games? Both sites already do this. There's really no point to have it done here.
Actually the game threads used to be play by play threads  
Larry in Pencilvania : 9/8/2017 6:41 pm : link
Back in the day. Now they're an abomination where idiots show how stupid they can be in the moment
I would prefer  
csh2z : 9/8/2017 6:45 pm : link
the play by play and possibly some analysis / comments during commercial timeouts from the perspective of a Giants fan. I like blue colored glasses. The analysts on BBI would give better incite to the flow of the game much better than NFL. com or ESPN.
csh2z : 9/8/2017 6:52 pm : link
instead of incite. sorry!
Great Idea  
Samiam : 9/8/2017 6:59 pm : link
I like it
What we need are two game threads  
montanagiant : 9/8/2017 7:03 pm : link
One like we always have so that the idiots and trolls can ruin it, and another one that the numbnuts have to stay out of
nccowboyfan : 9/8/2017 7:08 pm : link
About a pop-out chat window that has play by play, viewing only. This would mean you could have the play by play chat, and the commentary thread open at one time. I understand you could also have 2 tabs open, etc, but a smaller chat style window seems more appropriate.
I like the idea too..  
steve_in_philly : 9/8/2017 7:27 pm : link
As an out of market fan.. I usually watch the NFL play by play.. and follow along on BBI for the commentary..

The NFL site only posts - 35 yard pass to Beckham.. BBI posts - Holy Sh*t - one handed grab by Beckham who makes 5 people miss and takes a cheap late hit out of bounds that should have been a penalty...
RE: Actually the game threads used to be play by play threads  
LS : 9/8/2017 7:43 pm : link
In comment 13588894 Larry in Pencilvania said:
Back in the day. Now they're an abomination where idiots show how stupid they can be in the moment

great idea  
Rocky369 : 9/8/2017 7:43 pm : link
one for the people on the computer during the game

an a second one for everyone else.

FMIC recap of the first following the game.
I have one of these, extremely accurate.  
madgiantscow009 : 9/8/2017 9:42 pm : link
If you are able to get the internet to see BBI  
EricJ : 9/8/2017 10:16 pm : link
then you can probably get to and listen to Bob Papa's play by play. I doubt anything we could put together here would even come close to that.
I'm deaf  
csh2z : 9/8/2017 10:25 pm : link
So reading works out a little better. But thanks for the recommendations.
Oh come on  
jnoble : 9/9/2017 1:04 am : link
a BBI game thread wouldn't be complete without "Cut Eli! Fire Macadoo! Fire Reese! Seasons over!I'm not watching this team anymore!" after the very first 3 and out or interception or defense giving up a TD

Giants Twitter feed, like they do for practice would be a  
SoDev : 9/9/2017 2:06 am : link
version of this. If you aren't on Twitter, try it, but only follow Giants stuff and that is all you will get.
I have thought for a while that there should be two game threads  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 9/9/2017 7:58 am : link
One to comment on the game and the other to emote on. The game thread concept has been highjacked and, in my judgment, ruined by naysayers.
yeah - thinking out loud -- right now I don't think this is feasible  
gidiefor : Mod : 9/9/2017 9:11 am : link
at first blush - if we wanted it -- someone who knew what they were doing would have to commit to it and it would mean doing a lot of work during the game

Also locking a thread to comments means that the person who would be posting the play by play would be locked out too. We don't have the ability to post on a thread that is locked out. The only thing we have experimented with is live feed -- but I'm not sure you could keep a running play by play up with live feed. Live feed stays in the moment. I suppose we could post a locked thread with a twitter feed - but not being as familiar with twitter -
wouldn't the same thing would happen that happens during a game thread -- and wouldn't be even less regulated than a game thread -- can you restrict what is posted on a twitter feed?

Also it would mean that whoever did it would have to commit to doing it during game time --

Also I agree that it would be hard to beat what the NFL does on their website already - if you have internet feed -- they give a written play by play with a field diagram of where the ball is and how far it travels on each play and have on going game stats combined with it.

I find the game threads helpful only to a degree myself -- so I understand where this is coming from. We could have a game thread for listing plays only and another for discussion -- but who would do the play listings - who would monitor it to keep it clean? As a moderator - I'm not sure I want to do that during the game, because I want to watch the game. I'm pretty sure the rest of the Moderators feel the same way.

There are also legal issues to consider. The NFL claims to have  
Marty in Albany : 9/9/2017 12:07 pm : link
ownership of the "descriptions and accounts" of the game. They're wrong, but that would not stop Eric from getting sued.
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