11:54 AM - March 25, 2014 by MMChrisS
If my garage door censor can tell when a squirrel breaks the plane of my garage opening, there has to be a better way to make sure a football (soccer or American) crosses a line.
Recently the German Football League (DFL) voted down a movement to incorporate goalline technology as only half of the clubs supported the measure that required a two-thirds majority. An incident as recent as October saw a goal allowed when the ball went through a hole in the side of the net -- something goalline technology could have prevented.
We've all seen replays on t.v. of NFL games with too-close-to-call moments near the endzone. Shockingly, television crews rarely get the angle that's directly down the line -- a confusing aspect considering the importance of correctly assessing a scoring play. But in an age when we have the potential to create fiber optic fields and pitches with dynamic displays that allow for sponsor logos and on-field lines to change from soccer to football in the flip of a switch -- isn't it time for goalline technology to join the 21st century?
Sound Off: Should the NFL and other sports adopt goalline technology?
Sports Headlines for March 25, 2014
- Off the post...and the other post...and a third post! You gotta see this shot by Vincent Lacavalier to believe it. [Animated Gif]
- Jon Gruden has taken his "Chuckie" nickname and embraced it fully. [Image]
- Buffalo Bills quarterback legend Jim Kelly is battling a recurrence of cancer and is said to be in rough shape this time around.
- Check out this awesome vintage photo of Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) circa 1963. [Image]
- A Chico State pitcher completed seven innings of work -- on 46 pitches!