The first State of Origin against NSW and QLD this year was also the launch of 3D television. Me and 4 mates were fortunate enough to win tickets to see the game at an in-store promotion held at Joyce-Mayne Warrawong. The big lounges and in-store footy food certainly made you feel as those you were part of the crowd.
The concept of 3D TV sounds exciting but the reality is I don’t see the concept taking off. There are limited TV cameras at the sporting event so the viewers view of the game is different to those who watch the normal game, there were no replays and you have to watch the whole game with the special $100 glass’s on. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great experience to be a part of and the “depth of field” that 3D TV gives is unbelievable. The players had body and shape, while the crowd shots were incredible.
As for the game, well it wasn’t the result any NSW fan wanted to see. We were totally outplayed and the players must take the loss as a wake-up call. We as fans, deserve better.
Come on NSW.