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History[edit]

I just watched the Modern Marvels episode entitled "Winter Tech", and in one of its trivia segments it alludes to the 1960 Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California, as when the first "instant replay" was born—officials were unsure whether a contestant had missed a gate in the men's slalom competition, so they asked one of the broadcasters if they could review the videotape. This seems to predate the 1963 date currently listed in the article. Does anyone know anything of this? I know Discovery Channel isn't always the most reliable source, so I don't want to change what is currently written unless someone else can confirm this. Also, I'm not sure it's appropriate to put the American football template on this discussion page; isn't the instant replay just as big a part of most other broadcasted sports?--71.104.226.226 (talk) 01:09, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Instant replay review?[edit]

Instant replay is the television technology, but this article refers to the use of replay technology only for officiating purposes (an "instant replay review"). While it's often referred to by the clipped phrase "instant replay," this ignores the fact that instant replay is used to view many more noncontroversial calls.

I would like to see an article on the genesis and evolution of instant replay technology. I think I remember hearing Pat Summerall in an interview claiming that he was practicing working with the technology with Tom Brookshier. —Twigboy 15:01, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

I agree wholeheartedly, and have been considering doing this for some time. Instant replay as a technology was a revolutionary step in how television viewers watched sporting events. Hopefully someone can find some good sources as to the history of instant replay. EWS23 | (Leave me a message!) 18:18, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
Perhaps this article should be moved to Instant replay (challenge) and Instant replay should be rewritten to discuss replay technology for non-officiating purposes. MrC 21:44, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
I strongly tho' belatedly support MrC's proposal. Details of current instant replay technology are utterly absent. Ian Page (talk) 08:21, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
I agree as well. I was just going to complain about this when I saw that this discussion had already taken place.--Attitude2000 02:11, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
I haven't forgotten about this. I am still looking for my college textbook which should give excellent source material. —Twigboy 02:26, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
Once I am/someone else is able to provide ample material for Instant replay that addresses it at a technical/creative standpoint, I propose we move the current material to Instant replay as an officating tool. From there, keep an overview of each sport, but we might want to split out the real specific details to their own sport/league (such as the section on the National Football League). This detail can be critical for understanding some of the historical articles for each sport (staying with the NFL, the Music City Miracle as an example). However, with one article containing all aspects of every sport — and the various leagues in each sport — it can be difficult to find the relevant information to a specific instance. Thoughts? —Twigboy 18:22, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
Not to sound ignorant, but I haven't heard of much use outside of Ice Hockey, Basketball, and Football. No real glaring examples come to mind, either.--Attitude2000 02:13, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
People who play, officiate, and watch those sports around the world really don't care about instant replay because I presume many athletes, fans, and coaches accept and respect the official's final decisions. Poor officiating is universal at every sport, though. The 2006 FIFA World Cup is an example of this. Unfortunately, this isn't a sport that should be replayed because of the fear of massive repercussions that could occur.

Hachiko 02:55, 19, August 2006 (UTC)

looking forward to this change. the history of the technology was what i was looking for when i came here.

I invite the modification of my 10 September entry under the College Football subheading. I believe it could be phrased better or more clearly. I think the point is clear, but any additional clarification is welcomed.Pahicks 02:08, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

In watching the Superbowl tonight, the Arizona Cardinals had a successful challenge. Al Michaels clearly stated that the Cardinals still had two challenges as a result. This is at odds with the article on the front page of this Wiki on Instant Replay. (Rudy Yakym, Jr.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.23.242.3 (talk) 23:54, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Instruction to Officials?[edit]

Can anyone provide a reference that officials have been instructed to delay or alter their calls? As an official, I've heard lots of 'chatter' about this, but no actual directives from league offices. Dextrosity 03:06, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Since there was no verification, I removed the offending paragraph. Dextrosity 05:07, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

A-Rod Makes History Again[edit]

Someone should include this. First replay review in the World Series. It occurred during Game 3 of the World Series. Link: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/A-Rod-makes-history-with-first-replay-review-in-?urn=mlb,199400 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.38.195.226 (talk) 05:14, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Merge from Video referee[edit]

Currently, Video referee has a small amount of material about video referees in a few sports. This article has a lot more material, and links to subarticles about particular sports. Clearly this situation is unsatisfactory. Video referee is currently superfluous because I have added all the information that was in it into this article. I then redirected it to here, but a user objected; hence this formal proposal. I think it should be clear that the status quo is not an option. One option is to move everything in the Instant replay#Use by officials section to a separate article —perhaps named "Video referee", perhaps at some other name— leaving the rump of this article to discuss only the technical aspects and the use of replay for the edification of telespectators (and stadium crowds watching on JumboVision). In the long run, that is what I hope will happen, but for the present, I don't believe there is enough material for two separate articles. Therefore the redirect should be done. jnestorius(talk) 01:53, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Done. jnestorius(talk) 02:11, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Official instant reply situations and procedures for the NBA[edit]

I was curiously looking around on Google and I stumbled onto a PDF file created for NBA officials to know what situations and procedures are for instant reply. It has everything, I'll link it so you can see it just how good the source is. Should be good enough to create a external link for it, right? CamrynTexas (talk) 16:26, 27 June 2014 (UTC)