That didn’t take long. According to Adam Schefter, ESPN is eliminating a new down and distance graphic that was so yellow that viewers thought there was a flag on every play.
The box was changed after halftime of the Texans-Saints game.
Breaking: ESPN is switching away from the new Down-And-Distance graphic it debuted in the first half of Monday Night Football. ESPN heard the fans’ feedback and acted, quick.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2019
ESPN PR guy Bill Hofheimer was bragging about the “venom” color 2.5 minutes into the game and then ESPN pulled the plug by halftime. Such a good look.
The NFL graphics revamp by ESPN’s Creative Services team includes a new #MNF dashboard this season. A notable addition is the neon yellow “venom” color. Great work by @coolhand20 and company. pic.twitter.com/AwjVWfrG2O
— bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) September 9, 2019
ESPN made a halftime adjustment
— X (@XIsThatNigga) September 10, 2019