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    1. Formula E: How could they improve?

      Following the London E-Prix I thought I'd share some ideas I've had on how Formula E might be able to improve generally. Of course they'll never see this, but that's not the point right? Live...

      Following the London E-Prix I thought I'd share some ideas I've had on how Formula E might be able to improve generally. Of course they'll never see this, but that's not the point right?

      Live Broadcast

      • The timing tower needs some improvement, mostly with adding team colours or logos to help differentiate them at a glance. This is definitely needed to better understand what's happening, especially with a 24-car grid.
      • In group qualifying, the live lap timing appears seemingly in whichever order the director selects the drivers in. It would be better to order them showing whoever started their lap first, first.
      • The broadcast, both this weekend and previously, has lacked a little polish. I know they're operating on a smaller budget than other world championship motorsports but fixing the audio and team radio issues, and not cutting away from an overtake that's about to happen, are a minimum in my opinion.
      • They might do well to showcase the car development a little more. It's not a spec series but you'd be forgiven for thinking it is given how little they mention it - given road relevancy is a key focus of the sport I don't see why they don't focus on development of the powertrains every so often and how that is being carried over to road cars.

      Racing

      • More consistent penalties would help the sport's reputation a little. At the moment this is an easy way for people who don't watch the sport to criticise it - rightfully, as similar incidents are given very different penalties that seem to have no relevance to the incident itself.
      • I think most locations should host double headers. Firstly, why spend all the effort building the track and paddock for a single 45 minute race? Secondly, it's more compelling to say a driver is looking to reverse a poor result "tomorrow" rather than "in three weeks".
      • The championship should start and end in the same year. Having to say "2020-21 season" is more wordy than simply "2021 season" and the reason we need to use terms like "season 7" instead.
      • I hope they keep group qualifying! The drivers love to complain but it keeps the championship close without artificial reverse-grids, and the title still goes to the team and driver who best maximised the situations they found themselves in.
      • FanBoost is difficult - I don't take part in it, but don't hate it either. I like how there's still some skill involved - it's not a guaranteed overtake button, and sometimes the driver fails to get past. I do think it would benefit from preventing drivers repeatedly getting FanBoost, giving others a chance. Perhaps if a driver wins it twice in a row, take them out of voting for one or two races?

      Others

      • Better communication, especially with ticket sales. Right now it's not a given that an event will be able to host spectators, but they could have announced either way a bit earlier to give fans a chance to make or cancel plans to attend.
      • A way to watch historical races would be a benefit! There doesn't seem to be a universal way right now like there is with F1TV & was with Formula E races on their YouTube channel. For some reason, probably broadcasting rights, they took them down - I think it would be beneficial to put them back as it's an easy way for a fan to share a good race with someone else.

      What do you think?

      11 votes
    2. Why are nobody talking about the Euros here?

      This tournament has been absolutely bonkers so far with last night as the culmination so far. What an absolutely mad night that was. 14 goals and a penalty shoot out. The world champions are out...

      This tournament has been absolutely bonkers so far with last night as the culmination so far. What an absolutely mad night that was. 14 goals and a penalty shoot out. The world champions are out after a heroic effort from the Swiss and Croatia putting up one helluva fight against Spain. I can't remember a EURO or WC so exiting before.

      Edit: Just to clarify - this wasn't meant as a provocation or a dig at this sites lack of interest in sports. I'm just excited.

      15 votes
    3. MLS Week 13: All Matches Discussion

      Vancouver @ NYRB LA Galaxy @ Orlando Atlanta @ RSL Montreal @ LAFC NYCFC @ Chicago FC Dallas @ Vancouver DC United @ New England Portland @ Philadelphia NYRB @ FC Cincinnati Houston @ MNUFC...

      Vancouver @ NYRB
      LA Galaxy @ Orlando
      Atlanta @ RSL
      Montreal @ LAFC
      NYCFC @ Chicago
      FC Dallas @ Vancouver
      DC United @ New England
      Portland @ Philadelphia
      NYRB @ FC Cincinnati
      Houston @ MNUFC
      Columbus @ Colorado
      Seattle @ Sporting KC
      San Jose @ Toronto

      5 votes
    4. MLS Week 12: All Matches Discussion

      DC United @ Toronto FC Portland Timbers @ Houston Dynamo Atlanta United @ Vancouver Whitecaps Orlando SC @ Seattle Sounders FC Dallas @ LAFC New England Revs @ Montreal Impact Toronto FC @ Real...

      DC United @ Toronto FC
      Portland Timbers @ Houston Dynamo
      Atlanta United @ Vancouver Whitecaps
      Orlando SC @ Seattle Sounders
      FC Dallas @ LAFC
      New England Revs @ Montreal Impact
      Toronto FC @ Real Salt Lake
      Chicago Fire @ San Jose Earthquakes
      Seattle Sounders @ Philadelphia Union
      Columbus Crew @ MNUFC
      Vancouver Whitecaps @ Sporting KC
      DC Unived @ Houston Dynamo
      FC Cincinnati @ Orlando SC
      Atlanta United @ NYRB
      LAFC @ FC Dallas
      Colorado Rapids @ LA Galaxy

      5 votes
    5. MLS Week 11: All Matches Discussion

      Toronto @ Atlanta LA Galaxy @ Columbus New England @ Chicago Fire Montreal @ NYRB Portland Timbers @ Vancouver Whitecaps Montreal @ FC Cincinnati NYRB @ FC Dallas Philadelphia @ Toronto NYCFC @ LA...

      Toronto @ Atlanta
      LA Galaxy @ Columbus
      New England @ Chicago Fire
      Montreal @ NYRB
      Portland Timbers @ Vancouver Whitecaps
      Montreal @ FC Cincinnati
      NYRB @ FC Dallas
      Philadelphia @ Toronto
      NYCFC @ LA Galaxy
      LAFC @ Columbus
      San Jose @ New England
      MNUFC @ Chicago Fire
      Real Salt Lake @ Colorado
      Houston @ Seattle
      Orlando @ Atlanta
      Sporting Kansas City @ DC United

      4 votes
    6. Champions League Post Semis/Pre Finals Discussion Thread

      Behind a 4-0 rout at Anfield to put down Barcelona and a 95th minute miracle by Lucas Moura the stage is set for the Champions League finals. I think this thread could be useful just to open up...

      Behind a 4-0 rout at Anfield to put down Barcelona and a 95th minute miracle by Lucas Moura the stage is set for the Champions League finals. I think this thread could be useful just to open up discussion on ~sports. What are your guys' thoughts on the finals or semi-finals? Any predictions?

      In my opinion this is one of the greatest semi rounds I could remember, absolutely insane performances by all the teams and nail biting football all the way through.

      EDIT : On the 1st of July the Tottenham Hotspurs will play Liverpool at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano

      7 votes
    7. MLS Week 10: All Matches Discussion

      FC Cincinnati @ Philadelphia Union Vancouver Whitecaps @ Colorado Rapids LA Galaxy @ NY Red Bulls FC Dallas @ Houston Dynamo Toronto FC @ Orlando City FC NYCFC @ Montreal Impact New England...

      FC Cincinnati @ Philadelphia Union
      Vancouver Whitecaps @ Colorado Rapids
      LA Galaxy @ NY Red Bulls
      FC Dallas @ Houston Dynamo
      Toronto FC @ Orlando City FC
      NYCFC @ Montreal Impact
      New England Revolution @ Philadelphia Union
      Columbus Crew @ DC United
      Seattle Sounders @ MNUFC
      Portland Timbers @ Real Salt Lake
      FC Cincinnati @ San Jose Earthquakes
      Chicago Fire @ LAFC
      Atlanta United @ Sporting Kansas City

      5 votes
    8. MLS Week 9: All Matches Discussion

      DC United @ Columbus Montreal @ New England LA Galaxy @ MNUFC San Jose @ Seattle Orlando @ NYCFC Portland Timbers @ Toronto San Jose @ FC Dallas Philadelphia @ Vancouver Colorado @ Atlanta FC...

      DC United @ Columbus
      Montreal @ New England
      LA Galaxy @ MNUFC
      San Jose @ Seattle
      Orlando @ NYCFC
      Portland Timbers @ Toronto
      San Jose @ FC Dallas
      Philadelphia @ Vancouver
      Colorado @ Atlanta
      FC Cincinnati @ NYRB
      Columbus @ Houston
      New England @ Sporting Kansas City
      Chicago @ Montreal
      DC United @ MNUFC
      LAFC @ Seattle
      Real Salt Lake @ LA Galaxy

      6 votes
    9. MLS Week 8: All Matches Discussion

      LAFC @ Vancouver RSL @ FC Cincinnati MNUFC @ Toronto FC Houston @ LA Galaxy Colorado @ Chicago Montreal @ Philadelphia Vancouver @ Orlando FC Dallas @ Atlanta Portland @ Columbus NYRB @ New...

      LAFC @ Vancouver
      RSL @ FC Cincinnati
      MNUFC @ Toronto FC
      Houston @ LA Galaxy
      Colorado @ Chicago
      Montreal @ Philadelphia
      Vancouver @ Orlando
      FC Dallas @ Atlanta
      Portland @ Columbus
      NYRB @ New England
      SKC @ San Jose
      NYCFC @ DC United
      Seattle @ LAFC

      8 votes
    10. MLS Week 7: All Matches Discussion

      Vancouver @ Chicago Columbus @ Montreal San Jose @ Houston Toronto @ Seattle NYCFC @ MNUFC Atlanta @ New England Portland @ FC Dallas Orlando @ Real Salt Lake DC United @ Colorado Philadelphia @...

      Vancouver @ Chicago
      Columbus @ Montreal
      San Jose @ Houston
      Toronto @ Seattle
      NYCFC @ MNUFC
      Atlanta @ New England
      Portland @ FC Dallas
      Orlando @ Real Salt Lake
      DC United @ Colorado
      Philadelphia @ LA Galaxy
      FC Cincinnati @ LAFC
      NYRB @ Sportland Kansas City

      6 votes
    11. MLS Week 6: All Match Discussions

      LA Galaxy @ Vancouver Whitecaps Montreal @ NYCFC LAFC @ DC United Chicago Fire @ Toronto FC MNUFC @ New York Red Bulls New England Revolution @ Columbus Crew Colorado Rapids @ Orlando City SC FC...

      LA Galaxy @ Vancouver Whitecaps
      Montreal @ NYCFC
      LAFC @ DC United
      Chicago Fire @ Toronto FC
      MNUFC @ New York Red Bulls
      New England Revolution @ Columbus Crew
      Colorado Rapids @ Orlando City SC
      FC Dallas @ Philadelphia Union
      Portland Timbers @ San Jose Earthquakes
      Real Salt Lake @ Seattle Sounders
      Sporting Kansas City @ FC Cincinnati

      6 votes
    12. MLS Week 5: All Match Discussions

      NYCFC @ Toronto FC NYRB @ Chicago Fire MNUFC @ New England Montreal @ Sporting Kansas City LAFC @ San Jose Philadelphia Union @ FC Cincinnati Atlanta United @ Columbus Crew Houston Dynamo @...

      NYCFC @ Toronto FC
      NYRB @ Chicago Fire
      MNUFC @ New England
      Montreal @ Sporting Kansas City
      LAFC @ San Jose
      Philadelphia Union @ FC Cincinnati
      Atlanta United @ Columbus Crew
      Houston Dynamo @ Colorado Rapids
      FC Dallas @ Real Salt Lake
      Seattle Sounders @ Vancouver Whitecaps
      DC United @ Orlando City
      Portland Timbers @ LA Galaxy

      5 votes
    13. MLS Week 3: All Match Discussions

      Seattle Sounders @ Chicago Fire FC Dallas @ Columbus Crew Vancouver Whitecaps @ Houston Dynamo San Jose Earthquakes @ New York Red Bulls Montreal Impact @ Orlando City SC Real Salt Lake @ DC...

      Seattle Sounders @ Chicago Fire
      FC Dallas @ Columbus Crew
      Vancouver Whitecaps @ Houston Dynamo
      San Jose Earthquakes @ New York Red Bulls
      Montreal Impact @ Orlando City SC
      Real Salt Lake @ DC United
      Minnesota United FC @ LA Galaxy
      Los Angeles FC @ New York City FC
      Portland Timbers @ FC Cincinnati
      Philadelphia Union @ Atlanta United FC
      New England Revolution @ Toronto FC
      Sporting Kansas City @ Colorado Rapids

      6 votes
    14. MLS Week 2: All Match Discussions

      Orlando City @ Chicago Fire Columbus Crew @ New England Revolution LA Galaxy @ FC Dallas Montreal Impact @ Houston Dynamo Vancouver Whitecaps @ Real Salt Lake Minnesota United FC @ San Jose...

      Orlando City @ Chicago Fire
      Columbus Crew @ New England Revolution
      LA Galaxy @ FC Dallas
      Montreal Impact @ Houston Dynamo
      Vancouver Whitecaps @ Real Salt Lake
      Minnesota United FC @ San Jose Earthquakes
      Philadelphia Union @ Sporting Kansas City
      Colorado Rapids @ Seattle Sounders
      DC United @ New York City FC
      FC Cincinnati @ Atlanta United
      Portland Timbers @ LAFC

      4 votes
    15. MLS Week 1: All Match Discussions

      A list of matches for the week: Toronto FC @ Philadelphia Union New York City FC @ Orlando City FC New York Red Bulls @ Columbus Crew New England Revolution @ FC Dallas Real Salt Lake @ Houston...

      A list of matches for the week:

      Toronto FC @ Philadelphia Union
      New York City FC @ Orlando City FC
      New York Red Bulls @ Columbus Crew
      New England Revolution @ FC Dallas
      Real Salt Lake @ Houston Dynamo
      Portland Timbers @ Colorado Rapids
      Minnesota United FC @ Vancouver Whitecaps
      Chicago Fire @ LA Galaxy
      FC Cincinnati @ Seattle Sounders
      Montreal Impact @ San Jose Earthquakes
      Atlanta United FC @ DC United
      Sporting Kansas City @ Los Angeles FC

      9 votes