Originally Posted by Jack Dempsey
On modern tv, not much, replays, multi angles allow you to get a much better idea on a fighter than say a 1940's piece of footage would.
For example, imagine seeing a prime Dempsey on todays technology
Excellent point, JD. But there's actually an important difference. Consider this: When you see a baseball pitcher fire a fastball, you've got no trouble tracking it (it's razor sharp) -- even sit home imagining you could hit it. The same goes for an Andy Rod**** serve.
You'd never even dream of it if you saw it live.
The next time you see a helicopter on TV, notice that you can
see the blades turning. You can't
So, speed can't fully be appreciated on TV. The subtle intangibles can only be best appreciated live -- the closer the better.