How Technology Could End Controversial Calls In The NFL
Why equipping refs with similar technology we have at home could make calling the games a bit more fair.
Think back to the last time you were watching an NFL game and saw a contentious play. Did the ball really cross the goal line? Is fourth and inches or a first down? How long did it take the referees to make a call and did they even get it right?
With technologies like state of the art TVs connected to the Internet, tablets for live tweets and second-screen video, plus broadcast overlays like the virtual first down line, many of us at home are better equipped than referees to see what really happens on the field and diagnose it in real-time. While broadcast cameras are always focused on the ball and can view the action from multiple angles, referees might be on the wrong side of the field with only a line-of-sight view.