We’ve bemoaned the NFL stadium experience for a while here at WFNY because of the guy with the huge orange gloves. This is the TV guy who stands on the sidelines of NFL games and ushers the game in and out of TV timeouts. He’s not the man responsible for the jamming of commercials down our throats, but he embodies it in every NFL stadium every week. The one example that trumps all the rest is the overload of commercials after a touchdown. Typically there is an extra point, commercial, kickoff, and another commercial. Heaven forbid there’s a replay challenge on the scoring play, a team timeout or an injury to shoe-horn yet one more commercial in there. As the NFL loosens rules on blackouts and mandates in-house Wi-Fi and tries to re-invigorate the stadium experience, I think I have the way for the NFL to fix all its problems.
When the NFL announced that they were going to release the “All 22″ angle which shows a low-quality picture of the field so that every player on the field is in view, the reception was overwhelmingly positive. There were some nay-sayers, but they were easily drowned out by the people who were more than willing to shell out the $60 per season to have access to this football-geek angle a few days later online.