Originally Posted by scadreau
It won't happen until TV people learn how to film it to make it easier to watch and know what is going on. This will require paintball players to help figure out by involving non-players to give opinions. Paintball is super hard to watch because there is not a focal point (ball/puck/etc). The entire field and all 10/14 players matter at all times. If the x-ball format is televised you have to figure out how to fill the 2 minutes between points which is not easy to do. (I would say that the announcers break down and explained what happened in the past point during that time). Then you have to figure out how to fit commercial breaks in etc etc. I am playing with some ideas but will not have anything finished until late this year (if it works out at all).
Believe me when I tell you plenty of people have talked to ESPN and the X-Games people about it. It is addressed a couple of times a year. We need to help them make it a watchable sport for non-players. When we accomplish that, the biggest hurdle will be crossed.
PSP with matty marshall they do a damn good job, with replays, guest announcers, and such.
i sat and watched all the matches without blinking an eye for the most part or looking away from the that open tab, because it was good to watch. thats the kind of format that would need to be brought to televising it.
with espn doing it there would be more replays faster, there would be more cameras, etc. lets face it, 4 cameras on a field doesnt cut it. more would be better for paintball. and with the delay they would be able to catch those moments and put them together for the public to see, much more faster.