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.