The NFL is moving to put microphones on players and coaches as another step in the league’s ongoing push to improve fans’ in-stadium experience.
|Scooped by Jack Mackey|
1). I learned that the NFL is moving to put microphones on players and coaches as another step in the league’s push to improve fans’ in-stadium experience. There has been no set timeline on when this new concept will be put into place but the league is saying that it will happen at some point. “NASCAR’s never hesitated to let fans hear the conversation between the spotters and the drivers,” said President of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mike Lamping. Well Mike, the conversations between the spotters and drivers isn't trash talking. I mean what does he think the players say on the field, all positive support? No, football is nasty, especially at the professional level and they want the little boys and girls that attend to the games to hear some of that nonsense. What about the coaches yelling out there plays or coverages? Almost everyone has tevo now, so he really thinks the opposing coaches aren't going to recorsd the game and listen to some of the calls later that night. It just seems ridiculous to mike players and coaches.
2). I learned that NASCAR lets their fans listen to conversations between the drivers and spotters and that the league is trying to generate more fans by making them more interested and active members of the game, but I still don't thnik this is the way to do it.
3). I selected this article because I thought it was very interesting that the league was actually considering doing this to the player and the coaches. Fans are very important and need to be engaged throughout the season, but let the players do more meet and greets off the field, not while they're playing the game.
4). Again, this information is what new sport managers need to think about when looking into the fans and the marketing side of sports. They need to be able to think into the future of what the game is going to change into and start processing ideas that'll change the fan's experience at the game and even at home on the couch.