Sports News Without Access, Favor, Or Discretion

$13 Billion Industry Uses Folded-Up Piece Of Paper To Determine Outcomes

The Cowboys earned a first down tonight in a play so ridiculous it made the Steelers’ loss look positively pedestrian. The NFL uses computer chips in uniforms, pads, and the football itself—but the decision to award first downs still comes down to a technology so analogue it existed two hundred years before the Christian era. Cool sport!

[NBC]

Advertisement

Share This Story

About the author

Timothy Burke

Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

EmailTwitterPosts
PGP Fingerprint: CDD8 B3DD 3565 1540 B1F9 4D63 D2B5 398E 0CAF 2F9CPGP Key
OTR Fingerprint: 69085D53 4F369233 EA007F99 B4926AAD 8C458956