Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Blimp is Overused in Sports

While watching the Falcons v. Saints Monday Night Football game the other night, I noticed that the blimp was flying high over the venue. This would typically be normal for any sporting event to get the aeriel coverage from the blimp. However, this game was being played inside the Georgia Dome. That's right, a dome! So why in the world did the blimp need to cover the outside of the dome if they couldn't take shots of the actual game? Answer - the blimp, while it gives very cool aeriel shots, is overused in sports.

Don't get me wrong - I think that the shot the blimp provides at sporting events is pretty awesome. However, I don't see any reason for a blimp to be covering any event that takes place indoors, such as a hockey game, basketball game, or even a football game that is being played in a dome. Therefore, don't waste money on coverage of any NFL games in New Orleans, Atlanta, St. Louis, Detroit, or Minnesota. And, if the weather is crappy, don't bother with the retractable roof stadiums unless the roof is open. So that's in Arizona, Indianapolis, Dallas, and Houston.

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