How Did The “Technopuck” Make It To The Superbowl ?

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If you watched the Superbowl on Sunday and wondered, how did they get that yellow first down line to appear? Do you have a head for ultra geeky techno stuff? If you said yes you might find this interesting.

[Excerpt ] According to Allen St. John’s 2009 book The Billion Dollar Game, the first-down line actually emerged from the ashes of one of sports broadcasting’s bigger debacles: the FoxTrax system for hockey, which was designed by a company called Sportvision. FoxTrax – which hockey fans no doubt remember as the much-maligned “technopuck” that debuted in 1996 – employed a system of cameras and sensors around a hockey rink to place a little blue halo around the puck.

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