Viewers confused by yellow TV graphics in Notre Dame-Michigan game
TV viewers of Saturday’s Michigan-Notre Dame game on NBC threw a flag over the excessive yellow used in the graphics for the game.
Not only was there plenty of yellow on the field between the colors of Michigan and Notre Dame, but there was too much yellow used in the graphics. In addition to Michigan’s score box being colored in yellow, the down and distance box at the bottom of the screen was also in yellow. That caused confusion for fans because it made many think there was a flag thrown on the play.
— KensingtonColorCommentary (@KenzoCommentary) September 1, 2018
— Chuck Butler (@thechuckbutler) September 1, 2018
For most telecasts of football games, the box is typically only colored in yellow to indicate there was a penalty flag on the play. Take a look at all the viewers who said something about it on Twitter:
the yellow down/distance indicator on the Notre Dame-Michigan broadcast is making me think there’s a flag on every play
— Trillson Ramos (@GoingHard_inger) September 1, 2018
Why is the color of the downs yellow in this Michigan notre dame game I keep thinking a flag has been thrown smh
— Dylan Miller (@DMill91191) September 1, 2018
— Benny Legg (@bennyleggwins) September 1, 2018
Hatin’ the yellow background on the down & distance box, NBC…. every play I look up I think there’s a flag on the play
— The Blockhams (@TheBlockhams) September 1, 2018
Can NBC stop putting the yellow background graphic on the down? Too much like a penalty flag #MICHvsND
— Obstructedviewer (@Obstructedview2) September 1, 2018
It's very annoying how NBC has the down and distance highlighted in yellow. I keep thinking there's a flag every play
— Paul Ogrinc (@ogrinc13) September 1, 2018
Dear NBC, please remove the yellow highlight under the downs because it makes me think there's a flag every play. thanks.
— Kyle Scafariello (@scafkylee) September 1, 2018
NBC should make a change and make it fast.