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Why isn't the scoreboard at the bottom of the screen rather than the top?

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04-20-2017, 08:39 PM
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Why isn't the scoreboard at the bottom of the screen rather than the top?

I have seen games in the other leagues, specifically, NBA, where the scoreboard is at the bottom of the television screen. I have always wondered why channels don't consider the same thing for the NHL. Ever since we have seen the scoreboard on television screens since around the '90s, we have never seen it at the bottom. Is there a valid reason? It would definitely be a nice change.

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Hockey tends to have more 'low' action than basketball or football. Less high-flying balls and such where the scoreboard would potentially get in the way slightly more often there.

I dunno, I'm just spitballing. Far more likely, a random broadcaster did it that way on a whim a few decades ago and it just kinda stuck.

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Hockey tends to have more 'low' action than basketball or football. Less high-flying balls and such where the scoreboard would potentially get in the way slightly more often there.

I dunno, I'm just spitballing. Far more likely, a random broadcaster did it that way on a whim a few decades ago and it just kinda stuck.
I'd be inclined to think it's this. I'd be surprised (but love) to hear there's a legitimate reason.

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Seems to me that a scoreboard at the bottom of the screen could block the view of board battles and puck movement/action down on the ice itself.

Having the scoreboard up top only really blocks what? Some people in the crowd maybe?

That's my guess as to why anyways.

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I have seen games in the other leagues, specifically, NBA, where the scoreboard is at the bottom of the television screen. I have always wondered why channels don't consider the same thing for the NHL. Ever since we have seen the scoreboard on television screens since around the '90s, we have never seen it at the bottom. Is there a valid reason? It would definitely be a nice change.
It makes no damn sense. They could easily make the scoreboard transparent. . .

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Because the bottom is where the ice is (and where the players and puck are)

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Hockey tends to have more 'low' action than basketball or football. Less high-flying balls and such where the scoreboard would potentially get in the way slightly more often there.
I mean, it's obviously this.

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It only blocks the fans as it is. So that.

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It works better for hockey the way the cameras are angled. Since the object you need to focus on tends to be on the ground, the score ticker only covers at most the other side of the ice, but usually it is off in the crowd which is out of focus for the viewer.

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Because the bottom is where the ice is (and where the players and puck are)
This.

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Pretty simple really. In basketball, you need it low because all the action is happening in the top 3/4 of the screen. You know the scoreboard won't block anything important. It's the opposite for hockey. If a puck goes high enough to reach the scoreboard at the top, that puck is probably going into the crowd. You wouldn't want the score at the bottom, it'd be very distracting.

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Because it's better to have these things at the top. Just like it's better to have your taskbar at the top.

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It's not the off season is it?

Football (or Soccer) has it at the top, Rugby, everything I watch really... I think NBA is just the exception to the rule?

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Because the bottom is where the ice is (and where the players and puck are)
this. particularly as opposed to basketball

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Because it's better to have these things at the top. Just like it's better to have your taskbar at the top.
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What is more aggravating is the increasing amount of useless information displayed in the score bar. With the standardized format of TVs switching to 16:9 from 4:3 broadcasters have filled that extra space with more stuff, including advertising at times. Like take playoff hockey. I dont need a box in the scorebar, taking up 20% of the top portion of the screen, telling me the series is tied 2-2. Or shots. Or whatever.

The old days when it was a scorebox in the top left showing only the essentials was best. Score period and time. Thats it.

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