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Sports Bucket List

August 19, 2011 Leave a comment

So it’s been a long time since my last post. Things are about to get crazy with College Football right around the corner.

I have been thinking of a Sports Fan Bucket list, and have been able to cross a few off mine already.

Here they are, these are in no order, only the order that I thought of them.

  • Kentucky Derby
  • Masters
  • Daytona 500
  • Indy 500
  • College World Series
  • Final Four weekend
  • BCS Championship Game
  • Championship in all professional sports (bonus if it is Game 7)
  • Game at each MLB Park
  • Game at Wrigley in the Bleachers and rooftops
  • Visit all of the Hall of Fame’s (bonus if it is induction weekend)
  • A round at each of the PGA Majors
  • Little League World Series
  • Catch a foul ball or home run ball (BP doesn’t count)
  • Notre Dame Game
  • Army – Navy game
  • North Carolina at Duke Basketball game
  • Night race at Bristol
  • A tournament at Pebble Beach
  • Olympic Event
  • Visit the “Field of Dreams” site in Iowa
  • A Kansas game at the Phog
  • A game in MSG
  • Wimbledon
  • British Open
  • World Cup game

I’m sure I will think of other things to add.

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Worth the price of HD?

November 4, 2010 Leave a comment

I have been wanting to post a blog about this for awhile, just trying to get all of my thoughts gathered. The topic at hand, is it worth having your recruiting video shot in HD? With the rising cost of just about everything is it really worth that extra cost?

Everyone will have their own opinion, and it all depends on how it is going to be viewed.

Many coaches don’t have a Blu-Ray player so they are watching your video in SD (Standard Definition), so if you are going to send coaches a DVD, why take the added expense for video in HD that a coach will never see. If the video is going to be online it’s a toss up, HD videos are larger files so it takes longer to upload and download (depending upon internet connection speeds).

I also like to remind people just because it’s in HD doesn’t mean that it is better. If you are playing in a gym that is dark or a field that has bad lighting HD and SD are both going to look bad.

Now if you want the highlight video for yourself more than for coaches and you have a Blu-Ray player, go ahead and spend the money on HD. But if you are more concerned with getting the video to the coaches go SD, with the cost you save you may be able to get an extra game or two added to your highlight video.

Some other things that I don’t recommend include purchasing plans based on effects in editing. This is one thing that I feel sets me apart from others, if you purchase my lowest package you are going to get the same editing and DVD’s as the person that purchased the high package. I am not into special effects on video, all you need is a spot shadow or an arrow to identify the student athlete and nothing else.

Also remember that your highlight video should include not only a short highlight portion but game action as well.

I’m interested to hear what others have to say on this issue, leave your comments below, and remember RedBird Media can produce your video as well as any other needs you may have.

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Long Overdue

November 3, 2010 Leave a comment

What have I missed?

Last time I posted I was in Maryland so let’s see since then I have been to IU, Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Cincinnati and about to head to Miami (FL) before I get a Louisville game.

Cincinnati

Blacksburg was a really neat town and a great drive from the airport with all the fall colors. The campus was amazing, just about all of the buildings were made of the same stone (even the new ones) so everything looked like it has been there since day one. You must stop by the Memorial that is on campus from the shooting.

 

Virginia Tech

 

Bloomington is also a nice drive, especially since I didn’t have to get on a plane to get there. I don’t have a lot of restaurant recommendations but I will say if you are around the Minnesota campus, go to Big Ten Subs, great food, at an even better price.

Miami

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