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He said he was looking for a way to fill those boring gaps between plays during a football telecast.
© 2015 The Associated Press. – Tony Verna, a television director and producer who invented instant replay for live sports 51 years ago, has died. All Rights Reserved.
In this Nov. He was 81.
Instant replay quickly became a staple of sports broadcasting, and Verna’s innovation gave fans a new way to look at the games.
CBS used instant replay for the first time in the Dec. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
His lasting legacy, though, is pulling back the curtain on sports and revealing what really goes on.
The concept was so new that when Army quarterback Rollie Stichweh scored a touchdown, announcer Lindsey Nelson had to warn viewers: “This is not live! Ladies and gentlemen, Army did not score again!”
“Not many things you can do in life where you can change the way things were happening before,” Verna told The Associated Press in 2008.
Verna died Sunday at his Palm Desert home after battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, daughter Tracy Soiseth said.
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Verna would go on to produce or direct five Super Bowls, the Olympics, the Kentucky Derby, and even “Live Aid.”. 7, 1963 Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, after Verna developed a method to cue the tape to pinpoint the play he wanted to immediately air again. Verna was just 29 when he launched the first instant replay during the 64th annual Army-Navy football game in 1963.
Verna is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol, daughters Tracy Soiseth and Jenny Axelrod, son Eric Verna and three grandchildren.
PALM DESERT, Calif. 26, 1999 file photo, TV director Tony Verna poses in his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif
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Remember that the muscularity of a huge female bodybuilder, especially if she is well known in her sport, can be a significant portion of her world. While humor, significant positive cash flow, and social status are all great assets you must always have her physical and emotional security at the forefront of your mind and a priority. If nothing else, at least you can go on a fun date shopping for healthy food!
It should also be noted that you must always act with class and protect her security. If you are not athletic, take up an activity or a sport which you enjoy. Let her know, in a subtle manner, that you are the type of man who can be comfortable in any situation. Showing not only the desire, but the actual dedication, to self-improvement can show a woman that you are serious about getting better. The physique of a massive female bodybuilder is going to attract lots of attention and judgment when out in public. Just because she might bench press more than you, a woman (even a massive female bodybuilder) will want to feel safe enough to be herself in your company.
Take some time out of the dating arena and really work on developing these traits. This will show an attraction-getting woman, such as a massive female bodybuilder or another muscular woman, that you are not intimidated by her physique.
Second, have the humility to know that you are not perfect and that you require work on your personality.
If you enjoy the aesthetics of a huge female bodybuilder and want to attract such a woman, consider the following three tips. So you probably will not be the one getting attention!
You have to be comfortable with the fact that she “carries her sport” and command attention. This, in turn, could mean that she will benefit as well.
Finally, increase your athleticism. They are just three of many tips learned from guys who have dated these muscular women.
To start, you must work on being so comfortable with yourself and who you see in the mirror so that you are devoid of jealousy. The time you invest improving yourself will be worth it when you return to the dating scene.. Even if the activity is an aerobic sport, whereas her bodybuilding is primarily anaerobic, you will have a common ground because you both share a passion for working out. Once you have focused and made significant improvements in these areas then you can resume dating again. Take tangible steps to improve yourself by volunteering, learning how to meditate, taking classes on “change work” (NLP or a similar study), or improving your character based on any religious values you value
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president and CEO Ed Sutor.
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Gamblers will make cash wagers and receive payouts on bets that involve at least three games. Jack Markell, a former telecommunications executive who pushed the betting plan through the state Legislature.
“We are working around the clock on this stuff,” acting state finance secretary Tom Cook said. “All I can guarantee you is that we will be ready.”
Dover Downs offers visitors a gleaming, high-tech sports book plastered wall-to-wall with flat-screen TVs and dominated by a huge electronic tote board. The odds of winning, and the payout, increase with the numbers of games bet. with a provision indemnifying the state from incurring any losses. They won’t matter for bettors in Delaware’s news sports lottery: The only game in town is NFL football.
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“It’s almost like people playing a lottery when you’ve got to pick that many games … After an expensive court battle, plans by state leaders and casino operators to offer betting on single games in multiple sports were struck down. A basketball is perched near a cash register. They’ll promote Delaware as the only state east of the Rockies with legal sports wagering.
Behind the shiny, granite bar in the new sports book at Dover Downs casino, a baseball glove sits on a shelf. Of the remainder, the state would get 50 percent, the casinos 40 percent, and the horse racing industry 10 percent.
And make that games, not game. For example, a parlay bet on three games might involve 6-to-1 odds, while a parlay involving five teams might involve 25-to-1 odds.
State officials have no regrets about the court fight that resulted from their attempt to offer sports betting to help raise money in difficult financial times.
“There’s still questions to be answered,” said Sutor, who among other things, wonders whether betting will be restricted to preprinted cards or if last-minute electronic wagers can be entered just before game time.
“I’d rather do parlays because it pays a little better,” said Dave Miller, 44, of Lewes, who comes to Dover Downs two or three times a week to bet on horses while his wife plays the slots..
Brooks Lindland, 26, of Delmar, said he was interested in the sports lottery “’til I heard it was going parlay.”
But parlay betting could be a tough sell among some sports fans.
Schwartz said it remains to be seen if parlays will bring significant revenue to Delaware, but it does offer a competitive advantage against slot machines in neighboring Maryland and Pennsylvania. This week’s action was simulcast horse racing, U.S. you might as well pick which three flights are going to land on time,” said David Schwartz, director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
The good news for Delaware is that sports-betting is a no-lose proposition: It has a contract with Scientific Games Corp. He noted that of the $11.6 billion in total gaming revenue last year at Nevada casinos, only about $136 million came from sports betting, including slightly more than $20 million from parlay cards.
“I am not going to be a governor who governs out of fear. Delaware can only offer betting on at least three NFL games per wager, called parlay bets.
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Others say they don’t mind parlay bets, noting that the payoff is bigger even though the odds are greater.
“We’re going to make it work,” said Dover Downs Inc. It’s a sure bet football will dominate the screens next week.
State officials still haven’t decided what the minimum and maximum betting limits will be, and parlay cards with the game picks and point spreads aren’t expected to arrive at casinos until opening day.
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After spending about $12 million to prepare for full sports books, the state’s three racetrack casinos are scrambling to make the best of parlays when the NFL regular season starts Thursday. Open tennis and ESPN. In business, you’re expected to take risks,” said Democratic Gov. A bettor must pick all the winning teams to win. If it’s profitable, Scientific Games takes 15.6 percent off the top