Watch the NFL on TV when you're at the game

A company called FanVision has a new gimmick for NFL games – a handheld device that lets you watch the action on a screen while physically at the game. While you may initially wonder why someone would pay $100 for a ticket, only to watch it on a television, the device actually has some clever features.

The device provides stats, drive summaries, scores from other games, and even allows you to configure your fantasy football team so that you will always have an up-to-the-second record of how you’re doing. You can also watch live video from two other games that your home team selects, presumably to watch division rivals battle it out.

The most interesting component to this device is the live video streams of the game. Instead of relying on the network to provide you with an angle, you can select your own camera! Want to see the action from the end zone? No problem. From the 50 yard line? Great! From the sideline? They have you covered.

Currently the company has deals with 12 NFL teams and one college team. Word on the street is that some season ticket holders are getting offers to demo these devices for free over the coming weeks. They also have a deal with the Ryder Cup, if golf is more your thing.

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Couldn't they make a smartphone app version of this? Nothing wrong with having those physical units out, but a smartphone option would be nice too.

I honestly don't see the need to attend a game. Sit around a bunch of loud drunks at one spot for hours in an uncomfortable seat? It's best to watch it at home.

Panda X said,
I honestly don't see the need to attend a game. Sit around a bunch of loud drunks at one spot for hours in an uncomfortable seat? It's best to watch it at home.

The environment...especially if your team is winning. But them Raiders fans are die hard on any given Sunday.

The Denver Broncos have already been testing this already in their games. It's interesting, but there are a couple of catches. Yeah you can see replays, live stuff, even hear radio commentary of the local team through the unit. Sure you can see replays of other games. But it only works in the stadium. No where else. And its $200+. Not a bad idea... but if you're a die hard fan... you'll just have your radio on in your ears listening to the play by play via a walkman or something.

eblkheart said,
The Denver Broncos have already been testing this already in their games. It's interesting, but there are a couple of catches. Yeah you can see replays, live stuff, even hear radio commentary of the local team through the unit. Sure you can see replays of other games. But it only works in the stadium. No where else. And its $200+. Not a bad idea... but if you're a die hard fan... you'll just have your radio on in your ears listening to the play by play via a walkman or something.

When I heard about this before it sounded like an OK idea, but I dont know what it cost. Is it only avaliable for season ticket holders or something?

reidtheweed01 said,

When I heard about this before it sounded like an OK idea, but I don't know what it cost. Is it only available for season ticket holders or something?

When I was at the Seahawks game, it sounded like it was for everyone, but only after a certain date. They were passing out pamphlets of the device after the game about it, but I noticed that there were a few people that had them hanging around their necks already. I would assume it's already available to the public by now. The cost of it from what I understand is 200 right now.

Einlander said,
Yo dawg, I heard you like watching the game, so we put.....

Exactly what I was thinking LOL

I saw something like this before at a F1 race. It's this thing http://www.kangaroo.tv/

Anyways for racing it's pretty nice, you can see time/stats and also look at onboard camera of cars it's nice because you can see action you would not see otherwise. But for NFL, meh i don't know.

After looking at Kangaroo website, it's look like it's the exact same thing, just with rebranding and what not.

LeGourmand said,
I saw something like this before at a F1 race. It's this thing http://www.kangaroo.tv/

Anyways for racing it's pretty nice, you can see time/stats and also look at onboard camera of cars it's nice because you can see action you would not see otherwise. But for NFL, meh i don't know.

After looking at Kangaroo website, it's look like it's the exact same thing, just with rebranding and what not.

This is exactly what I had been thinking of, expensive to rent for the race weekend but gives you so much more information

Besides live video and instant replay you can get the rest of the information if you have a phone that can get on the internet.

dagamer34 said,
There's no commentary when you're at a game.

You could get that with a AM/FM Transistor Radio!!!...But i'm sure this offer's a bit more!!!

DoMn8oR said,

You could get that with a AM/FM Transistor Radio!!!...But i'm sure this offer's a bit more!!!


B b b but radios dead, we have podcasts now!
I hate how people want to move on for progress sake and forget the practicaity of older tech

Clownsun said,
Why would you watch the same game you're attending on tv

different angles, instant replay, drive summaries, information on injuries... ... there's a lot that people at the game don't know that people watching it on TV get filled in on.

Clownsun said,
Why would you watch the same game you're attending on tv

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The device provides stats, drive summaries, scores from other games, and even allows you to configure your fantasy football team so that you will always have an up-to-the-second record of how you're doing. You can also watch live video from two other games that your home team selects, presumably to watch division rivals battle it out.
The most interesting component to this device is the live video streams of the game. Instead of relying on the network to provide you with an angle, you can select your own camera! Want to see the action from the end zone? No problem. From the 50 yard line? Great! From the sideline? They have you covered.

Clownsun said,
Why would you watch the same game you're attending on tv

It's the main reason why Jerry Jones had the 70' screen put at the new dome for the Dallas Cowboys.

Mathachew said,

It's the main reason why Jerry Jones had the 70' screen put at the new dome for the Dallas Cowboys.

BINGO!!

@Clownsun obviously you've never been to a game and seen the hundreds of fans sitting there with their little portable TVs and or listening to the game on the radio. Heck I've even been to basketball games and seen ppl with their TV's