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Suggestion for line calls

Fed=ATPTourkilla
06-20-2006, 12:52 AM
- All big tournaments buy a supercomputer powerful enough to work out whether a ball is in or out in 0.5 seconds.

- The computer informs the umpire whether a shot is in or out. Line judges are all sacked.

- The supercomputer is powerful enough to do the line calls on all courts simultaneously (failing this, buy two of them).

- Pay for the supercomputer using money saved on line judges' wages. :)

Johnny Groove
06-20-2006, 12:55 AM
- All big tournaments buy a supercomputer powerful enough to work out whether a ball is in or out in 0.5 seconds.

- The computer informs the umpire whether a shot is in or out. Line judges are all sacked.

- The supercomputer is powerful enough to do the line calls on all courts simultaneously (failing this, buy two of them).

- Pay for the supercomputer using money saved on line judges' wages. :)

:worship::lol::haha::haha::lol::worship:

Metis
06-20-2006, 01:35 AM
I can see it all now: Hewitt complaining to the umpire during a match against Federer that the supercomputer was making line calls in Fed's favor... "Look at that computer and look at HIM and see what they have in common!"

:tape:

:haha:

And what about hackers?

mojo37_12
06-20-2006, 01:37 AM
I don't know... a supercomputer will suck the fun out of tennis. A little human error is good at times you know?

amierin
06-20-2006, 01:40 AM
Unfortunately after the Hewie/Henman match it may become required for all majors to have Hawkeye. Without those six gifts Henman is maybe in the final. I'm just surprised that happened to him in England.

El Legenda
06-20-2006, 01:44 AM
hey why not this, instead of players going on the court, the players BUY superrobots, and from the locker room, using supercontrollers, the play over a SUPER video screen, why go out in the sun and this way they can play in RAIN :)

Mechlan
06-20-2006, 01:54 AM
hey why not this, instead of players going on the court, the players BUY superrobots, and from the locker room, using supercontrollers, the play over a SUPER video screen, why go out in the sun and this way they can play in RAIN :)

This is beginning to sound an awful lot like a video game. I can almost see it now... thousands of spectators glued to the giant screen as Federer and Nadal battle intensely - punctuated by cries of "come on!" and "vamos!" and perhaps even a leaping uppercut or two - all huddled around Rafa's Playstation.

amierin
06-20-2006, 01:56 AM
This is beginning to sound an awful lot like a video game. I can almost see it now... thousands of spectators glued to the giant screen as Federer and Nadal battle intensely - punctuated by cries of "come on!" and "vamos!" and perhaps even a leaping uppercut or two - all huddled around Rafa's Playstation.

:haha::haha::haha:

atheneglaukopis
06-20-2006, 02:42 AM
I can see it all now: Hewitt complaining to the umpire during a match against Federer that the supercomputer was making line calls in Fed's favor... "Look at that computer and look at HIM and see what they have in common!"

:tape:
"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to J'torian again." :haha: I seriously heart you.

Fed=ATPTourkilla
06-20-2006, 07:14 AM
Problem is that the TV stations are obviously using Intel 286 computers to power the Hawkeye system...that's why it takes so long to work out whether a ball was in or out. They need to crank up the power a little bit. Then what will be the point of line judges? :) :) :)

megadeth
06-20-2006, 08:03 AM
think of the judges... if they're out of work, poor them... :(

besides, it's fun to see if the line judge in the middle would get hit by a serve or not ;)

stebs
06-20-2006, 08:23 AM
Just have the ball covered in red paint so you can see exactly were it landed. Also, as the match goes on the whole court gets covered in red paint and it becomes like a game to try and not step on it. Why not add in some extra balls as well, just for fun.

AsGoodAsNew
06-20-2006, 08:51 AM
I can see it all now: Hewitt complaining to the umpire during a match against Federer that the supercomputer was making line calls in Fed's favor... "Look at that computer and look at HIM and see what they have in common!"

:tape:
Especially if the computers are made in Switzerland!