Slow-mo

Euro 2012 has made one thing painfully obvious: when an exciting new technology comes along people overuse it — and in this case by people I mean Canadian sports broadcaster TSN. Slow-motion footage of just about anything has been shown, this includes close-ups of players lunging towards the ball, players grimacing, and an exuberant (sixpackless) and shirtless German man jumping up and down. While slow-motion is lovely for select moments in the game — ones that were of some consequence such as goals or someone getting fowled — it seems to be used for just about anything that has happened when there is an extra minute to spare. There are some things that just don’t need to be slowed down such as an exuberant (sixpackless) and shirtless German man jumping up and down. This is about good judgement and moderation. Perhaps as with all technology we will get this one soon and use it only when the situation justifies it.

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