View Full Version : The amazing yellow first down marker revealed
02-14-2006, 05:57 PM
OK - so today I stumbled across this little gem.
I've always been kind of curious, and this is a bit more complicated than I thought. Pretty damn ingenious though.
Read on, and prepare to be the most popular person at the Coffee pot tomorrow:
02-14-2006, 06:32 PM
Child's play compared to even the most basic video game these days. But interesting nonetheless.
02-14-2006, 06:38 PM
Those SGI machines are the BOMB! I used to work at a place that had several for our engineers (we designed antenna's for like AT&T, T-Mobile, etc). The graphics those thigs can handle is simpley awesome.
Howstuffworks is a very cool website too, seen a ton of stuff from them.
02-14-2006, 06:56 PM
I wonder if it works for a goal line too?
02-14-2006, 06:59 PM
My favorite part of that was Ten-14 Oak-7 and the Titans picking up a first down.
The first down line is fine, but Fox's graphics of the down and distance, in an arrow with the teams logo CGed onto the field is a bit much. Along with the ticker that goes across the top of the screen you can barely see the game!!