Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Galveston Webcast

I know I called this post Galveston Webcast but that's mostly 'cause I didn't know what else to call it. And this post is about the webcast, sorta. Yes, there's a new media company in the mix but I don't know much about it beyond the fact it seems to be PSP peeps and already-active-in-the-process-webcast peeps. And there are rumors of bunches of money spent in upgrades in the off season. That and other rumors about big changes and improvements. I know there's gonna be an effort made to incorporate more statistics live into the broadcasts, whatever that means exactly. But what really caught my attention is some of the prelim match-ups.
The biggest of the big prelim match-ups is Houston Heat versus Russian Legion. Who doesn't want to see that? Given the drama surrounding the 3 Legion players who went to Heat in the off season and the hints of bad blood--along with will the Russian Legion still be the Russian Legion?--it should be an epic match even though it's only a prelim match-up.
There's the new Northeastern Hope in 187. The Dynasty face lift. The rebuilt Infamous. And enough new faces and changed situations to leave the outcome up for grabs. That and the bonus of a 12 team division: two extra Sunday teams. The top team in each bracket gets a bye to the semis and two other teams in each bracket make it to Sunday where they'll play an early morning quarterfinal (of sorts). What that means on Friday and Saturday is more uncertainty and more opportunity with the results often undecided until the very last match is played. Should be fun.


Don Saavedra said...

I, for one, cannot wait to see the Webcast this weekend!

Dan said...

I cannot wait for this weekend.

Tugais said...

Hey there ))

Someone has some extra information about the statistics thing ? I can't find any information on the PSP or NPPL websites. Thanks

Baca Loco said...

In PSP the statistics thing will likely be a work in progress. What I know of it seems to be aimed at providing player specific info to viewers as the points are played. There are new number requirements this season (for jerseys) to make them easy to see and read as well and there will be a stats crew dedicated to collecting and transmitting info in real time. Exactly how it will work--and how well it work in Galveston--is soemthing we'll all find out soon. :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow this will be a great event! I'm stoked to see what go down this weekend

Scott said...

You can check out the new SMP/PSP site at:


Can't wait to see some of the games tomorrow before work.