The Tech Behind the NFL First Down Line

With the Super Bowl finally over and a wait of six months until the next game, what better way to fill in the gap than with some technological footnotes in the National Football League?  Below is a video that shows the in depth scientific endeavors of how a basic yellow line revolutionized how Americans enjoyed football.

From the team of scientists that created previous attempts to enhance television sports to the mathematics in the stadium, Vox shows how difficult it is to broadcast such a basic piece of the game.


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