Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 9/5/12

Every thing is bigger in Texas, I hear.  Yao Ming was pretty big.  Tony Romo’s ego is quite large.  Mark Cuban’s bank statement – huge.  But none of those three compare to the new scoreboard that the Houston Rockets will be installing in the Toyota Center.  The Rockets announced Tuesday that the board, which will instantly become “the largest indoor center-hung scoreboard in the United States” will be in place before their November 3rd home opener against the Porland Trailblazers.

The Rockets’ official statement:

“The new scoreboard will be manufactured and installed by Panasonic and will feature the largest combined viewing area of any indoor center-hung scoreboard currently used in the U.S. The scoreboard will contain four large screens — two rectangular-shaped displays that will face the east and west seating areas and a pair of square-shaped screens that will face the north and south ends of the bowl. The larger boards will measure approximately 25 [feet] high by 58 [feet] wide. The two end panels will measure approximately 25 [feet] high by 25 [feet] wide. All the boards will display a full HD signal with 1080 lines of resolution.”

And I know what you’re thinking.  The Cowboys’ scoreboard at Jerry’s World is 72 feet tall by 160 feet wide.  So how is the Rockets’ board considered bigger?  Well, the Rockets are putting their own spin on things.  ”The board will be the largest in an arena in the U.S. [...] the Dallas board is much larger, but we do view that as an outdoor board since it has a roof,” Rockets spokesman Nelson Luis told Yahoo! on Tuesday morning. “Our designation was for arenas in the U.S.”

This should be a spectacle for fans visiting the Toyota Center.  It’s too bad for the Rockets that they lost out on their quest to acquire any proven big names (sorry, Jeremy Lin isn’t proven) this offseason.  A super duper large television is always a nice consolation prize though.

 

  The Houston Rockets’ massive new scoreboard will be the largest in an arena in the U.S.   [Ball Don't Lie]

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