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GOODBYE TO THE ‘CHAIN GANG’?
Alan Amron, chairman and founder of First Down Laser, has developed a way to project the first down line, similarly to how the viewer sees it on TV, on the field for all, including the players, to see.
“First Down Laser Systems is an in-stadium graphics designer that puts the first down line on the field in the stadium for all to see,” Amron said. “The ‘green line’, used so successfully at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in June, could revolutionize the way football is played, watched, and officiated.”
Amron believes that there are numerous benefits from using his laser system.
“Our laser line use equates to enhanced in-stadium fan experience,” Amron said, “(The change could create an increase in) revenue for the league and and networks, cut game time down and provide more accurate ball placement up to 1/16th of an inch.”
Amron continued, “Currently, home viewers see a yellow line on television that marks the first down (or line to gain, in football parlance). But that line does not appear on the actual field, and neither players, coaches, nor paying customers get to enjoy it. First Down Laser, with its end-zone projector and laser-embedded yardsticks, brings that technology to the field.”
Fox college football correspondents Justin Kutcher and James Bates agree that lasers could be the way of the future.
“We still have chains?” the duo asked during a 2013 matchup between Iowa and Iowa State. “Lasers is the answer, mark my words, someday there will be lasers”
“It’s a beautiful, sunshiny day. I have nothing to tell you. It’s Monday. We play Sunday, for crying out loud. I watched football like you did. What else do you want to know?” -Coach Tom Coughlin
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AROUND THE DIVISION
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EAGLES: Foles still hungry after record outing
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The Star-Ledger reports: Dan Connor waived from Giants’ IR
ESPN reports: Opportunity knocks — can Giants answer?
The New York Posts reports: Giants must feast on backup QBs
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