Measured Videoboard Graphic has Notre Dame Buzzing

This weekend at the Notre Dame football they had what I would consider to be a playful “cam”, called “Physical Distance Cam”.  But beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

This weekend at the Notre Dame football they had what I would consider to be a playful “cam”, called “Physical Distance Cam”.  But beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

But the school is taking some heat from some since the Cam could be interpreted as chastising fans for doing what the school is allowing them to do… come to a football game.

As one outlet covering college life noted “If the Fighting Irish are going to let people inside of the stadium – especially 20-year-old students – they shouldn’t be surprised to see some of them not following protocols.” Some even called this public shaming.

In the content of scoreboard video and Cam’s I tend to think the nature of those is playful fun, which takes this Cam out of the context of the moment. This Bucks’ Bandwagon cam is generally not seen as a shaming attack, rather a playful interaction.

The less is that you should be careful and thoughtful on Cams and understand they may be some blowback when you press the envelope, especially in charged issues like social distancing.

See our huge Cam article, featuring dozens of examples of Cams across sports.

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