billman29

Sports Graphics Packages, Historically

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billman29    36

Despite the fact I'm not sure ANYONE could possibly be interested by this, I've decided to take some screenshots of different sports graphics packages over the years (overlays, swipes, bugs) and have made collages out of them. The purpose of this thread, I assume, is to show the evolution of graphics packages over the years. My first three examples are of ESPN's various hockey graphics packages. Also, the dating (year-wise) is roughly the exact time frame these packages were used.

1995-1998

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1999 (virtually the same as 2000-2004, with the scorebug obviously being the one main difference)

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2000-2004

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billman29    36

Two ESPN centric baseball packages. IMO, the post 2003 set is kind of really drab and gaudy looking. Way too much emphasis on looking futuristic.

1999-2003

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2004-2006

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Lights Out    2,137

Here's some MLB score bugs:

National Broadcasts:

ESPN:

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(1997, 1999, 2000)

FOX:

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(1997, 2000)

TSN/RDS (Canada):

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(1997 TSN, 2002 RDS)

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Man, those ESPN graphics from early 2000's is classic.

Always loved the NFL on Fox bar.

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This one was amazing. It had animated snow on top, with a snow plow coming in to rake it up every now and then, and also had Christmas lights!

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Lights Out    2,137

Local Broadcasts:

NESN (Red Sox):

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(2000, 2002ish?)

FOX 25 WFXT (Red Sox):

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(2000)

MSG (Yankees):

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(1998, 2001)

FOX 5 WNYW (Yankees):

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(2000)

YES (Yankees):

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(2002)

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Lights Out    2,137

FOX Sports Net (Various):

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(1998)

Home Team Sports (Orioles):

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(1999)

WB 11 KPLR (Cardinals):

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(1998)

UPN 50 WKBD (Tigers):

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(1999)

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ralphierce    9

Here's something from the NBC catalog

NBA on NBC, 1994-1996

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Actually it was used only in the 1995-96 season. The 1993-95 graphics used the same designs above, but used Compacta for the fonts. For the 1996-97 season, those graphics above were used, but a smaller score box with team abbreviations were used.

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the admiral    10,195

Those ESPN graphics up through 2003 were so nice and simple. Those early-mid-2000s Fox bars were so garish and distracting, like the one that had colored dot-matrix city abbreviations. The 2006 one was good, and lasted a pretty long time by Fox standards, as I recall. They usually figured out new ways for numbers to do backflips and cartwheels every four months or so.

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billman29    36

Actually it was used only in the 1995-96 season. The 1993-95 graphics used the same designs above, but used Compacta for the fonts. For the 1996-97 season, those graphics above were used, but a smaller score box with team abbreviations were used.

I see. Thanks for the clarification as I was kind of questioning my dating of those caps (Although I did know about the smaller bug in 96-97 and 97-98)

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Lights Out    2,137

In honor of the Cup Finals, here's some scorebugs from Bruins and Blackhawks broadcasts of old:

NESN (Bruins):

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(1998, 2000)

UPN 38 WSBK (Bruins):

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(2000)

FOX Sports Net (Blackhawks):

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(1998, 2000)

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