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    Fox Will Have Virtual Fans In Stands For Broadcasts

    Major League Baseball will start its delayed 2020 season on Thursday night when the Yankees visit the Nationals in Washington.

    There won’t be any fans at that or any other baseball games, but FOX has come up with a way to make it feel less emptier n their broadcasts of games. FOX Sports executive vice president Brad Zager told Andrew Marchand of the New York Post that they will employ virtual fans to make the games feel “as authentic and organic as possible.”

    FOX also televises NFL games and Zager said they are talking to the league about plans for the fall.

    “We will learn a lot,” Zager said. “The NFL has been partnering with us and knows where we are in this process, and we will continue to work with them as we get closer to NFL season in rolling it out there, if we do.”

    We know that the Jets and Giants won’t have fans at games this season while other teams remain hopeful that they’ll have some actual fans in the stands come September.


    https://twitter.com/FOXSports/status...81346390740993

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    Can’t wait to watch a game from Tampa or Miami. I’m interested to see what those stadiums looks like with people in them.

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    Why not it’s not a bad idea

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    Better hope they took the time to make these virtual crowds very diverse. Gonna ban all virtual fans otherwise for being racist.

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    wonder how this will work. do we just get zooms into people's homes? maybe we can get some girls cheering.

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    crazy times to say the least.

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    NRL 2020: Fans make mockery out of cardboard cut outs in crowd

    The NRL’s plan to use cardboard cut-outs to fill empty stadiums this season has been derailed after some hilarious pranks snuck onto live TV.

    https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/nr...47a7c3ebfc2341


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    LOL. What a country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    NRL 2020: Fans make mockery out of cardboard cut outs in crowd

    The NRL’s plan to use cardboard cut-outs to fill empty stadiums this season has been derailed after some hilarious pranks snuck onto live TV.

    https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/nr...47a7c3ebfc2341

    that dog is adorable. i would love all dog cutouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pologq View Post
    that dog is adorable. i would love all dog cutouts.
    It cost $22 and just upload the image. Looked ok on TV too.

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    that is not bad at all.

    mets were charging $86 dollars in honor of the 1986 team saying some proceeds went to covid relief.

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    Well let's hope the virtual fan programmers included every baseball fan's favorite attendees...Julia and Summer...All Star game style...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr KLC View Post
    Who the hell are these douche bags, never even heard of em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KVB View Post
    Well let's hope the virtual fan programmers included every baseball fan's favorite attendees...Julia and Summer...All Star game style...

    damn they are incredible

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    Quote Originally Posted by pologq View Post
    damn they are incredible
    Really are

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    Not impressed with it at all. They only show them about 25% of the time, and it looks really corny when they do. This should go out the window like the highlighted puck they tried to do for the NHL a couple of decades ago.

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    Looks ok

    Better than no sports KLC

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    As long as they don’t do close ups the virtual fan thing looks ok. The cardboard cut outs look stupid jmo

    later

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    Cut-outs or not I still fall asleep after 10 minutes of watching. They need to do something to speed up the game. Everyone is on slow motion with no sense of urgency due to no clock.

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    What is the point?

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    Just imagine how retarded all the baseball players feel,Lol.

    I feel retarded for just clicking the SF/LA live game.(for the players of course)

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    it actually isn't that bad

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    No home field advantage because the so called virtual fans cheer equally as loud for both teams!

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    They haven’t used it at all for Yanks/Nats

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    ^ they're using it now.

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