NJ Possible
400 people watching Foot Locker champs online? 12/8/2012 12:35PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
That was way fewer people watching than I would have thought. (Maybe that's why the stream was so good.) What the hell?
Kiolop
RE: 400 people watching Foot Locker champs online? 12/8/2012 12:40PM - in reply to NJ Possible Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It's not the most exciting event.
shermer
RE: 400 people watching Foot Locker champs online? 12/8/2012 1:10PM - in reply to NJ Possible Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think I remember seeing 5100 viewers when I first started watching the feed (~5 minutes before the boys' start).
ummmmmmm
RE: 400 people watching Foot Locker champs online? 12/8/2012 1:14PM - in reply to NJ Possible Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
it was 4000...
Weary
RE: 400 people watching Foot Locker champs online? 12/8/2012 2:42PM - in reply to ummmmmmm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
There were 4400 when I was watching the girls' race.
7 year-old with a video camera
RE: 400 people watching Foot Locker champs online? 12/8/2012 3:34PM - in reply to NJ Possible Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
What was there to watch? Announcers talking?
oops..
RE: 400 people watching Foot Locker champs online? 12/8/2012 4:17PM - in reply to Weary Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Weary wrote:

There were 4400 when I was watching the girls' race.


Wow, so 88 per state, really popular, RIP Footlocker.
break it up
RE: 400 people watching Foot Locker champs online? 12/8/2012 4:38PM - in reply to oops.. Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Footlocker back in the day before the interent was the most nationally covered high school championship. It was the only true national championship for high school athletics. ESPN started televising it in 1985. USA Today had a full page devoted to all the qualifiers in 1984. One whole page.

I watched the race online today and was underwhelmed. But wathching it you still realize that its the only sport that can logistically get the best of the best in one spot, one competition. Watching a race with only the best of the nation racing is like watching the Olympics.

Its not what it used to be. Its not the pinnacle and high schoolers don't look at it like they did in the 80's and 90's.

Just another race. If Cheserek considered it a big deal he would have went out in 4:25 and 9:10 and blasted the 27 year old course record.
troof be told
RE: 400 people watching Foot Locker champs online? 12/8/2012 5:14PM - in reply to break it up Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

break it up wrote:
If Cheserek considered it a big deal he would have went out in 4:25 and 9:10 and blasted the 27 year old course record.


Cogent points, but I think you meant to say "he would have gone out."
Nike Executive
RE: 400 people watching Foot Locker champs online? 12/8/2012 5:32PM - in reply to break it up Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

break it up wrote:

Its not what it used to be. Its not the pinnacle and high schoolers don't look at it like they did in the 80's and 90's.


Translation:

"Wow, we suck compared to Footlocker Nationals!"
NJ Possible
RE: 400 people watching Foot Locker champs online? 12/8/2012 5:39PM - in reply to ummmmmmm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

ummmmmmm wrote:

it was 4000...


Sorry, forgot a zero, but...


Kiolop wrote:

It's not the most exciting event.


I disagree. It wasn't a foregone conclusion Cheserek would win, and the kid from Virginia made it interesting. I enjoyed watching it and others would have too had they known.
insanely bad coverage
RE: 400 people watching Foot Locker champs online? 12/8/2012 5:40PM - in reply to Nike Executive Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I watched it, but I have honestly never seen such amateurish coverage of anything. Guys hitting themselves in the nuts with nunchucks on youtube do better than footlocker did.

Showing the announcers for 5 minutes at a time while not showing the race, having the camera in the lead cart giving us a birds-eye view of some guy's neck fold for a minute, showing a 5 minute shot of the empty course after they'd all gone past.

It was as if they were TRYING to make it as bad as they could.
lane 8
RE: 400 people watching Foot Locker champs online? 12/9/2012 4:27PM - in reply to insanely bad coverage Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

insanely bad coverage wrote:

I watched it, but I have honestly never seen such amateurish coverage of anything.
Showing the announcers for 5 minutes at a time while not showing the race, having the camera in the lead cart giving us a birds-eye view of some guy's neck fold for a minute, showing a 5 minute shot of the empty course after they'd all gone past.

It was as if they were TRYING to make it as bad as they could.

I totally agree. Very correct synopsis of the coverage.

However, I know for a fact there were almost 5300 viewers. I saw the total go over 5280, the number of feet in mile.