People aged seven to 48 are obsessed with twitter, the Internet, and e-mail ponzi schemes. Roger Goodell – owner of the financially robust NFL – is looking to cash in on this thirst for useless information and get rich quick schemes, or as it’s also known: Fantasy Football.
The die-hards who attend every home game their team plays will most likely miss key events from around the league. One of the best things the NFL has done is slot their games so closely together. While this makes for epic viewing for the fan at home, the guy at the stadium doesn’t have the opportunity to see the big plays of the day in real time. The commissioner is trying to change this:
“We believe that it is important to get technology into our stadiums,” Goodell said. “We have made the point repeatedly that the experience at home is outstanding, and we have to compete with that in some fashion by making sure that we create the same kind of environment in our stadiums and create the same kind of technology.”
This makes too much sense not too happen. I’m sure many of you have cursed at the sun gods while trying to use your Smart Phone at Ralph Wilson stadium. More importantly for fans league wide, the introduction of wi-fi at stadiums will allow people to access the Red Zone Channel and Fan Vision in their seats.
Though the thought of 60,000 fans simultaneously using the internet at Ford Field scares me, there’s a reason the NFL makes the dollars they do. The production value that goes into every game is unmatched thanks to a relatively short schedule. The introduction of Internet access for fans in stadiums across the league will only add to their dominance.