- Fox made the bold decision to debut their new NFL score bug during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
- The new graphic is centered at the bottom of the screen, and much more compact than the previous one used by Fox.
- Fans were split in their reception of the change, with some loving new scoreboard graphic, and others despising it.
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Fox brought a new look to its NFL broadcasts on Sunday, debuting a new scoreboard graphic during Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.
It was a bold move by Fox, choosing to try out a striking different graphic to show fans the score in the biggest game of the year. The new graphic was located in the bottom-center of the broadcast and caught fans by surprise.
Compared to the previous Fox score bug, the new graphic was thicker and more compact.
On Twitter, fans were split in receiving the new graphic. For some, the new score bug was a vast improvement and was given an immediate stamp of approval.
—Karl (@KP_096) February 2, 2020
—Forever Gridiron🏈 (@ForeverGridiron) February 2, 2020
—Bryce Russo (Bubba) (@BrussoBryce) February 2, 2020
But others online were quick to express their hatred of the change.
—deer (@28_sex_location) February 2, 2020
—¹³ #MambaOut💜💛 (@KeenanMVP) February 2, 2020
—Film on the Rocks (@filmontherocks) February 2, 2020
And others longed for a score bug from two generations ago.
—Grandma (@GmaStreamss) February 2, 2020
Fans will always have their opinions on these kinds of changes, but Fox’s decision to debut the new graphic in the biggest game of the year shows an impressive amount of confidence in their new design.