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The era of high tech has been taken to another level. Never before has there been such a demand and use of technology as the world we currently live in. Statistics are showing that over seventy percent of the U.S. population are using smartphones and everyone is on the internet. We have become a society of technology hogs and everything has to be faster, prettier, brighter, cleaner and seamless. To keep up with this high technology demand, schools have been racing to work with programmers to keep up their websites and coordinating with their IT Departments to marry the technologies together.

High-Schools

Whether you live in a small rural community or a larger urban city, almost every high school in the country is buying into the concept of high tech electronic scoreboards. With enhanced technologies and lowering costs, the fans that attend their local favorite team games are being enticed even more as the newer, fancier, flashier scoreboards are added to the schools.

Electronic Scoreboards

Stan Grove Field in Wisconsin knew they needed a new electronic scoreboard that would cover both the football and basketball games. Their old board had seen better days and it became the challenge to find a new electronic scoreboard that would fit in their budget. The Booster Club at Hamilton High School took on the daunting task to raise funds and to everyone’s delight and surprise they found that they could get a new scoreboard, outfitted with some really high tech solutions.

Hamilton High School will be the first school in the State of Wisconsin to have an electronic scoreboard for their fans of football and basketball. The attendees will be able to see the scoreboard that now offers video ability with sponsorship advertising and some very sophisticated graphics.

Arlington, Virginia: A Nation’s Pride

Arlington,-Virginia

Arlington, Virginia conjures visions of things in today’s world. The most notably might be the Arlington National Cemetery, but there is a rich history in the forming of the city of Arlington. The city skyline is a blend of the past, present and future; greatly influenced by its proximity to the nation’s capital and the government itself. The many colleges and Marymount University contribute to the city’s intense love of education and sports; specifically football and baseball. However, the city’s past may surprise you to find out that it was actually formed to avoid a potential conflict on the topic of slavery.

High-Tech scoreboard

Whether you live in a small rural community or a larger urban city, almost every high school in the country is buying into the concept of high tech electronic scoreboards. With enhanced technologies and lowering costs, the fans that attend their local favorite team games are being enticed even more as the newer, fancier, flashier scoreboards are added to the schools.

Any electronic scoreboard manufacturer will confirm that when a recreation area, field or stadium is built, it is part of the process to include an area for a scoreboard. The planning of a sports venue understand that the spectators want to have the best technologies and offer an better experience than watching on their home screens. Today’s home theatres offer high quality resolution, surround sound, instant replays and commentaries. The fans of today want that, and more. The schools want to have the same visual and audio excitement as they experience in the big league games, and the electronic scoreboards are a major portion of that excitement.

Harford School

The Harford County Board of Education stands pretty firm on their policies. This is demonstrated when they openly refused a $20,000 donation for the purchase of the Aberdeen High School new electronic scoreboard. The incredible despair was apparent on the faces of the students, sports teams and faculty, but this did not change the decision.

Apparently there is a policy in Harford County that indicates permanent advertising as well as naming facilities after corporations or people is strictly prohibited. This is being hotly debated among everyone at Aberdeen High School in Maryland, as there is also a bit of a loophole in this policy. The policy itself does not seem to cover athletic facilities, but does cover the prohibitive policy of the naming. It could be approved if the board itself felt that the addition or change would be consistent with its mission.

The genius of invention: The hoax that will go down in Rose Bowl history

The 1961 Rose Bowl on January 2nd was between the Washington Huskies and the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Over 100,000 fans were in attendance and, with the live television coverage from NBC, millions were glued to their sets for this momentous game. Sports bars and restaurants were filled to the brim with spectators. This was before the era of electronic scoreboards, so a common way to cheer a team on was to arrange various specially seated people to hold up flip cards at specific times. What happened on this January not only went down in sports history but proved the ingenuity of a plan gone well.

In this game, the marching band from the Washington team was involved with a coordinated effort along with students that were seated in the flip card seats. Once they heard a signal, they were to hold up their cards. Each student had an instruction sheet to indicate which card and which side should be displayed. When all of the cards were seen together, they would convey a message. This was quite an elaborate plan, as they coordinated fifteen different images to be flipped and displayed.

Top 5 NFL Jersey Sales – The Fans Have Spoken

In a football scoreboards feature, we look at the most popular players in the NFL. We always hear who the top NFL players are, but these assessments are based on the the statistical analyses of the players only on the field. However, these analyses do not always reflect what the fans think about the players.The top players, according to the fans, are not necessarily the players with the best statistics, and are more based on their off and on field performances and personalities. So how can we find out who the fans really consider to be the best? The answer to this is quite simple yet ingenious at the same time: the top NFL jersey sales!