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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NFL wants all team stadiums to provide fans with high-speed internet

More good news, fantasy football fans. As you know, the NFL has taken some steps toward improving the stadium experience over the past few seasons. Since we have 60-inch flat screen TVs that provide fans with high-definition action on Sunday, many people would rather sit home in their recliner and watch football than shell out the hundreds it can cost to attend a game. Roger Goodell has an idea that may help offset that.

According to Pro Football Talk, the NFL would like all of its teams to provide fans with high-speed internet at the stadium next season. You know what that means? Fantasy football stats will be easier to access while watching your favorite team from the stands. Whether it be on an iPhone, iPad, or some other tabloid device, Goodell is hoping teams will make it so fans can sit in section 132, row 15 and stare at stat tracker while they cheer for their favorite team and empty their pockets in the concession lines.

Last season, the NFL ordered that teams begin showing fantasy stats on stadium scoreboards. This is an obvious extension of that. While some fans will use the internet to cruise Facebook and upload pictures to their pages, most will be wondering how many of “their players” have found pay dirt. If you ask me, teams would be wise to fulfill the NFL’s request. It can only help.

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