I’ve had a busy couple of weeks.
After attending the Canadian F1 Grand Prix in Montreal it was over to Poland for a couple of Euro 2012 matches. I popped down to New Zealand for the first rugby test. Then I went to a few GAA matches as the Championship kicked off before heading out to San Francisco for the US Open at the gorgeous Olympic course. In case you get the wrong idea all of this was done from the vantage point of my sofa, equipped with a new battery in the remote control.
Modern technology has transformed the way we live and nowhere is that more evident than in sport. Years ago my father and I used to watch the Open golf tournament limited broadcasts on grainy TV screens.
Now, I can watch Padraig Harrington’s shots in ultra slow-mo through high definition images live anywhere in the world. Across all the sport events I watched last week GAA games fared worst in terms of presentation quality due, clearly, to less resources being committed to their transmission.
Source: Joe Gill, Irish Examiner, 20/06/2012