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- Published: 09 October 2014
Sunday morning the weather is freezing but the sun is shining. My dad tells me to dress warm its going to be a long day. It was 8pm and we were getting ready for a 1pm Phila Eagle.. Seven or Eight times a year my dad and I performed the Sunday ritual,as well as a million other around the country. This still goes down on NFL Sundays all over America but, not for me anymore.
Technoligy back in the 70,s didn't warranted you to rather stay home and watch. You didn't get the crowd noise and the type of replay you get now. The NFL would give one or two games all day and the picture was what it was for the times. So we went and we loved it, My pop a I, it was our thing. Once at our seats the only communication we have out side of the stadium was a big black score board and the thousands of transistor radios around the ballpark. Can you imagine functioning like that today, not likely.
Now viewing a pro football game live is as virtual as you can get. I mean look we have flat screen monitors in every direction, 200 foot HD theater screens over the field of play, every urinal has a flat screen above it and God forbid you miss a play while in line ordering that gourmet hotdog. We don’t watch the games live, so why go to them. My dad and I don’t go to the games anymore. We don’t have to, the games come to us. They come to us in every shape, size, sound and the food at home is pretty, pretty good too. We heat up the surround sound, juice up the flat screens and log on the iPads and we never left the house.
Eventually there will be no live audience in attendance at the games. The vertical stadium will be right in your living room. Frankly it's all ready there. People won't want to spend the money on gas or food and most of all the wasted time in game day traffic. Technoligy and sports have come to a cross roads. A need for the information and precision on what you are viewing has be come more important then being there live.
Cashy the King