On One Line, Human Eye Trumps Technology

On Sunday night, NBC’s virtual line of
scrimmage was maladjusted, so it had to be readjusted, the New York
Times reports. The line in question was NBC’s electronic approximation
of the line of scrimmage — the one that Eli Manning appeared to have
gone beyond before he released a 17-yard pass to Kevin Boss in the
third quarter of Sunday’s Giants-Eagles game. In this instance, the
old-fashioned human eye and the sideline yardage sticks trumped
computer technology.
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