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Say it ain't so, NFL...
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We all now the real reason is to eliminate as many whites from the field as possible.
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tigersbb1 month
Ooh Ahh. Ooh Aah. Working on the chain gaaaang.
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NPComb1 month
Put a microchip inside the ball. Problem solved.
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That doesn't do much really. It still doesn't solve the "was he down?" factor.
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B1rdman151 month
Was unaware the chain gang was making the down/not down calls
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CaptainsWafer1 month
They should get rid of those stupid messages at the back of the endzones.
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Why they still don’t use 4k cameras @ 50fps in the goal line “PylonCams” is a big mystery
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southernboisb1 month
How are you going to make them accurately placed after being hit?
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Koach K1 month
I have always kind of laughed at the eyeball ball placement but the act of measuring precisely on certain downs.
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southernboisb1 month
I'm thinking of that clip where they use the chains for measurement, ball is at least 6" from the stick, then the head ref picks up the fb to move it that distance & claims 1st down.

Don't know what happened with that guy's officiating career.
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LSU82Cajun1 month
Musk is working on robots like in the Terminator movies. Just need two ( across the field from each other)no chain . They would come with a AI enhancements , also would change colors & keep a beam across the playing field . Players will also be implanted to with a Neuralink brain chip technology to help enhance decision making, correct angle of pursuit etc.
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POTUS20241 month
Maybe we can get rid of everything that uses humans. Hell, just have AI give us simulated games.
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NPComb1 month
Video games have done that since Joe Montana football.
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skidmark1 month
How would they mark the scrimmage and 1st down lines for the players to see?
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VoxDawg1 month
Put a chip in the ends of the ball.
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cajunmud1 month
I mean...c'mon...we have self-driving 18-wheelers.
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saints50211 month
I worked on a chain gang and they are never exactly 10 yards. And the spot of the chain is based on where the down marker is, which is spotted based on where the line judge is standing. You probably have .5 to 1 yard variance everytime a team gets a new set of downs.
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tigermenard1 month
with the technology thats available...it always seems ridiculous that the NFL relies on eyes and video replays to tell if the ball has crossed the goal line.
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MeanWeen2251 month
You mean no more overweight 70 year olds that are out of breath from jogging from the sideline to the line of scrimmage?
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jgoodw3181 month
SCREW that! While technology is good in some instances, there are some things that more technology takes away from the game. This is one of those instances. Keep the chain gangs. Why take it away for the sake of taking it away? It’s not hurting the game in any way and the excitement of the chains coming out for a measurement on a big 4th down is still there.
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TheWalrus1 month
The thing I never understood is if they know the exact spot of the line of scrimmage when they measure, couldn’t they eyeball exactly ten yards? Or how do we know the initial chain is in the right spot? Always seemed like it was for show.
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southernboisb1 month
I don't see why not. We already have video replays that can reverse calls in sports.

Not to mention several sports video clips where movement of the chains, spotting of the ball, & correct down have been incorrect.


It's interesting how people say they like the human aspect of sports (UNLESS calls are favorable for the other team).
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