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Minor issues with 2008 OG badminton

Discussion in 'Olympics BEIJING 2008' started by silentheart, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. silentheart

    silentheart Regular Member

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    I want to say, NBC has a little more coverage this time around and I am very happy to be able to catch most of the live match over internet.
    However, 2 minor issued I want to bring up.
    1) When the match is changed to 3x21, the match time become too short imho. I feel may be 5x21 will be a better format for international match. Often time, tennis match can last more than 2 hr. However, the 2008 MS OG was over in 1/2 hr of TV time.
    2) Because of the continuous play rule, not a lot of commercial time. It might be better to have sponsor logo on the corner of the TV where it does not obstruct the viewing of the game to increase revenue?
    Any other comments from other viewer?
     
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    vching Regular Member

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    I agree that 5X21 should be used instead of 3X21. 3X21 makes the game too short.
     
  3. sjoe

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    The reason for BWF to change from 3X15 old system to 3X21 rally points is to shorten the game.
     
  4. huangkwokhau

    huangkwokhau Regular Member

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    not only that...the main objective is to prevent injury of players...
     
  5. SpursIndonesia

    SpursIndonesia Regular Member

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    Hmm, how about 3x25, and a break every 8 pts and its multiplication reached ? And the break beetween sets shouldn't be too short, for better TV advertisings income.
     
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    5 x 21 is way too much.
    the players will be way too exhausted if they have to play the next day, i think performances will slip.
     
  7. XtC-604

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    i think 3x27 is good..
     
  8. cooler

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    but the #1 reason is to have more predictable duration to suit tv programming. With NSS, ~one hour per match is the maximum duration.
    With OSS, not to tell how long the match would last
     
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    I agree. Duration is much more predictable now.

     
  10. kwun

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    how about 3x25. kinda like volleyball.
     
  11. twobeer

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    I have a suggestion.. 3x15.. and only server can score :)

    5x15 rally scoring may be an option as well..

    /Twobeer
     
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    I agree, 3X25, 3X27 or 3X31 is the best IMO. And maybe just higher score for double games while keeping 21 for single.
     
  13. Pete LSD

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    Didn't Macau experimented with 5 X 15 years ago?

     
  14. huangkwokhau

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    Just keep it as it is...........
     
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    then Maria "the queen of three games" Kristin's match will last longer than two hours... :D and also some of WD's match...
     
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    Yeah, good point, it's the double game, especially MD matches that is so darn quickly played with the NSS.
     
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    Badminton's too intense to have the players playing continuously for 2 hours. Unlike tennis where players often spend most of the time standing around, getting ready to serve, and fixing underpants.
     
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    I agree every match to be 5x21 except woman single.
     
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    Keep singles the way it is, doubles, go to 31 or something. Mixed can be 27...

    NSS makes singles good, but everything else is just too fast.
     
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    I just don't like the placement of the advertising by NBC on live matches. It was always before a match point was played out! It was so irritating. I think the scoring system is fine. There isn't any gender bias and it tests players' consistency and endurance. I still prefer the old scoring system, though. A fast paced game doesn't exactly take too much away from the excitement. Even though Fu and Cai beat Bach and Malaythong easily and rather quickly--in 27 minutes--there were good plays from both sides.
     

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