FOX got its college football season started on Saturday, but fans aren’t thrilled with one particular change. Many have raced to social media to rail on the new scoreboard graphic.
The updated FOX score bug has been met with large criticism as viewers beg the network to go back to its old look.
An internet uproar erupted in the middle of a matchup between San Diego State and Ohio, though it had little to do with the action on the field. Instead, fans blasted a recent change to the views on their television screens.
FOX introduced a new score bug for the 2023 season which shows both the name of each participating team as well as a logo that jolts out to either side of the graphic. It’s a major shift from the previous design, which just stated the team name in bold lettering across the bottom of the screen in a simple, yet sleek look.
Many around the football world are wishing the network would return to the old ticker.
Fox’s new CFB score thingy is the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen. The old one was so much nicer.
If this is on the NFL / major CFB games i might vomit. pic.twitter.com/ev10A1pCP9
— Dylan Brett (@DBrettBrackets) August 27, 2023
This fan called the new design “hilariously bad,” zooming in to show a jumbled mess inside each team graphic.
This part of the new FOX score bug is hilariously bad. Why did they put five FOX Sports logos on the Ohio half of the bug??? pic.twitter.com/cXqB5tKtFx
— RandomDude476 (41-121) (5-5) (@RandomDude476) August 26, 2023
Not many are excited about the thought of staring at the new bug for the remainder of the year.
Is this a permanent score bug style that I have to deal with on FOX all season?🙃😂 pic.twitter.com/BFYUXWK3BW
— Parker Jones (@_parkerejones_) August 26, 2023
Most noted the huge logos jumping out each end of the ticker.
The new score bug for fox is interesting. Has the Ohio and San Diego State logos shooting out of it. pic.twitter.com/1tm693gHUQ
— 𝕍𝕖𝕣𝕟𝕠𝕟 ©️ (@VernonChittum) August 26, 2023
Others opposed the large size of the graphic at the bottom of the screen.
Somebody needs to do one of those threads where they make the Fox scorebug just a teensy bit bigger after every RT
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) August 27, 2023
“It looks like a bad video game,” one person wrote.
FWIW I absolutely hate the new Fox score bug. Looks like a bad video game pic.twitter.com/2JYvQr6uLd
— 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 (@byBraydenC) August 27, 2023
“FOX score bug reeks,” another viewer commented.
Fox score bug reeks
— Dewey (@dewey_tweets) August 26, 2023
This fan went further, stating that “it needs to be destroyed.”
Somebody call Oppenheimer’s closest living relative and have them invent the world’s strongest bomb and drop it it on the new Fox Sports 1 score bug. It needs to be destroyed.
— scottwildcat (@scottwildcat) August 26, 2023
Not the best reception to the FOX broadcast adjustment.