The NFL is looking for ways to improve the in-stadium experience, a must in a day and age when sitting at home and watching on TV has become pretty enjoyable in its own right. One thing coming in 2013: Cameras in the locker room (of the home team), with insider scenes that will only be shown to fans in the stands at the game. It’s given some players pause, but it was an important step for the league as they try and use what is available to them to improve watching a game live.
Some teams and owners had some concerns. But, NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman told Sports Business Daily, the NFL is moving forward, not just with the locker room shots but also with an increased number of in-stadium replays. That is supposed to include key plays that may not look favorable to the home team.
“We’re going to mandate a number of things,” Grubman said. “We’re going to mandate cameras. We’re going to mandate replays, not just after a disputed call but after a whole series of important plays – fumbles, out of bounds. Now it doesn’t matter if you want your technician to favor the home team. You’re not going to have a choice. Why? Just listen to the fans.”
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