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On 9/8/2020 at 8:56 PM, TrueYankee26 said:

Goes without saying but FOX used the new graphics they used in the Super Bowl and XFL on their preview show that aired on Sunday.

And as expected rolling it out with college football. But I do say it looks way more generic with them using the college names with no logo on them. It was good in the Super Bowl after a drive or two of getting used to it, but a big part of that was the bells and whistles of the logos and using each team's actual font. It's way less lively when you take that all out.

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I'm loving the new ESPN scorebug. I think it's a nice upgrade over the previous one (which I didn't mind at all).

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The biggest thing that annoys me with the new Fox bug is that there's too much wasted space. The bottom bar is the same width as the top half-bars that display the score, but all it has on it is the quarter, clock and, when counting down to :00, the play clock. 75% of the space on it is nothing. To say nothing of not enjoying the central location of it. The original ESPN MNF bug was the same thing and I didn't care for that either, but even then, at least that bug was more compact with its information. 

 

The fact that I liked the 2017-'19 banner only annoys me even more.

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1 hour ago, Kramerica Industries said:

The biggest thing that annoys me with the new Fox bug is that there's too much wasted space. The bottom bar is the same width as the top half-bars that display the score, but all it has on it is the quarter, clock and, when counting down to :00, the play clock. 75% of the space on it is nothing. To say nothing of not enjoying the central location of it. The original ESPN MNF bug was the same thing and I didn't care for that either, but even then, at least that bug was more compact with its information. 

 

The fact that I liked the 2017-'19 banner only annoys me even more.

 

Space-wise, I'd prefer it if the new bug was a bit lower on the screen (at least when the out-of-town ticker isn't up). It's also bit odd having the new bug paired with the '17-'19 design aesthetics of the ticker.

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The FOX score bug needs the abbreviations in that negative space. I remember seeing them used for the XFL, but I don't know why they're absent with the NFL.

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I'd have to assume that FOX will add in team records starting next week to fill in some of the empty space.

 

Also, there's a chance this could be the final season of the current NFL on CBS package (since they have the Super Bowl this year and whatnot). I really hope that it isn't, though. I know that the "flat" trend in broadcast graphics has grown stale for a lot of people, but I've come to really enjoy CBS' take on it. The current package is hands-down my favorite in network history (the '06-'08 one would be up there as well).

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The NFL on CBS package is one of the best in the industry. The scoreboard has a slight polish to it, like it isn't fully flat. I love the folding theme during t/o breaks and TD's.

It reminds me of the NBA on ESPN package, as it has flat-but-not-too-flat scoreboards, folding graphics, and slightly 3-D logos.

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The new FOX graphics will not carry over to the MLB postseason. Still using the flat 2017 graphics over the 2020 parallelogram ones.

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On 9/14/2020 at 8:26 PM, _J_ said:

ESPN is a downgrade for me.

ESPN has like five different score bugs depending on what they're doing as far as intro, halftime and during the game. It's also annoying that they keep showing off different parts of the overall new intro, solely for the sake of showing all of the new graphics. 

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8 hours ago, TrueYankee26 said:

The new FOX graphics will not carry over to the MLB postseason. Still using the flat 2017 graphics over the 2020 parallelogram ones.

I think because of "Disease that shall not be named" we should give them a Mulligan on this one

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