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This AHL refcam makes me miss the Pride FC refcam

This AHL refcam makes me miss the Pride FC refcam

One of the things that I miss most about the Pride, was the ref cam. It’s kind of silly to say that, with the laundry list of aspects of Pride to miss. Something such as a camera angle is silly, but man, it was awesome. There’s just an undeniable quality that’s so striking when you see a first-person perspective from the ref, while he is looking down at an unconscious fighter. It’s very unsettling, yet it’s something that you can’t take your eyes off of.

I think part of the reason why I enjoy it so much is that it’s not perfect. The majority of the time, one of the fighters isn’t in the frame -- rarely both are in the frame perfectly. With MMA today, everything is so condensed into this perfect format, and I totally appreciate that. However it just somehow feels less romantic that way. Maybe I’m just looking back at it with rose-colored glasses, that’s entirely possible but man, I miss the ref cam. I miss Pride.

That’s exactly what this video of an AHL ref does to me, check it out.

Gary LaPlante

Gary LaPlante cares about a hand full of things, his best friend/his cat Tardy, stage diving and tending to the need of all the pretty ladies that frequent his front door. With Gary’s free time he slam dances, eats a horrible food that would kill any man that had a glass stomach and being a huge nerd. If you’d like to join Gary is going front to back, side to side in the pit or if you’d just like to exchange pictures of cats, please contact him.

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+2 # banana peel 2013-12-23 05:25
very nice
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+2 # ironman3 2013-12-23 07:39
i loved it, wish they had this in the NHL....maybe then i'd watch
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