The Mystery of the Yellow First Down Line

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Ever wondered how they put the yellow first down lines on the field during football games on television?  No?  Well, never mind then.  If so, then here’s a little video explaining the process. It’s a bit technical, but interesting nonetheless.

The Mystery of the Yellow Line Video

• via: Fandome • NBC Sports

Just think, there is a staff of hundreds of people with millions of dollars of equipment all dedicated to making sure you don’t have to wait that extra 10 seconds to find out the down and distance.  All of it, just for you.

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