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November 21, 2006

Uniforms that light up your life:: A sports outfit that keeps score? Research has developed a basketball jersey that tells you the foul count, the seconds on the shot clock and other useful (?) information.

posted by owlhouse to basketball at 05:51 PM - 13 comments

and even use the players as billboards for video advertising at half-time. Hmmm.

posted by BullpenPro at 06:00 PM on November 21

Start in the NBA with a ball nobody likes, then add hideous, ugly, light-up jerseys? Sounds like a recipe to slowly but surely kill the game.

posted by dyams at 06:22 PM on November 21

Start in the NBA with a ball nobody likes, > David Stern likes it.

posted by tommytrump at 06:37 PM on November 21

David Stern likes it. He'll probably love those jerseys.

posted by dyams at 06:59 PM on November 21

Roller Ball!

posted by Tom3 at 08:40 PM on November 21

You know the fun thing about sports is you keep the stats in your head but maybe their onto something Glen Rice could've used one of those a few years back in the NCAA tournament

posted by luther70 at 08:45 PM on November 21

and even use the players as billboards for video advertising at half-time. Which would be fine, except for the fact that they're in the Locker Room outside of fan view during halftime. Dirk would so totally miss his halftime shower.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:46 PM on November 21

paul lukas is so not going to like this.

posted by goddam at 09:55 PM on November 21

No! Not needed at all.

posted by msusportsguy at 10:54 PM on November 21

Will it keep track of time outs. Get one for C. Web

posted by Debo270 at 09:17 AM on November 22

So I have to run over to a computer at the scorers table and "connect" myself in order to update the jersey? Does it do an audible countdown on the shot clock? This just seems like a bad idea put to use in a very bad format. Not all advances in technology are good. Anyone ever seen Terminator I, II or III?

posted by yay-yo at 11:51 AM on November 22

"came up with the idea while playing computer sports games" This of course is scaled down from his original "Flaming Basketball" concept for letting you know when players were "En Fuego".

posted by LostInDaJungle at 02:11 PM on November 22

And that outdoor lighting for baseball 'aint gonna work either! For all the scoffers, just wait ten years. I'm not particularly in favor of light up jerseys (I do like the "En Fuego" flaming basketball, though), but I'll just bet that someday it'll probably seem like a GREAT idea to someone who makes the decisions. Just don't be surprised.

posted by THX-1138 at 05:16 PM on November 22

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