Game Of The Future: NFL 2017


FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2009, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is displayed on a large video screen at Cowboys Stadium before the start of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthersin Arlington, Texas. The first-down line that has become a staple of all NFL broadcasts should become a fixture for fans at the stadium. Chain gangs might disappear, as well, if measurements can accurately be determined through high-tech gadgets. Lasers or computer chips could "extend 100 feet up" NFL senior executive vice president Ray Anderson said, to determine if a kick goes through the uprights. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File)

So look for a longer draft, possibly rotating to league stadiums. Expect huge video boards in those stadiums capable of providing instantaneous information for the fan and the fantasy player – along with highlights from every game, peeks at what the referee sees when reviewing challenged plays, even views of the locker room.

Dynamic ticket pricing. Another outdoor Super Bowl in a cold weather city. A franchise in Los Angeles, perhaps even two.

All of that possibly, perhaps probably, is ahead for the NFL.

“Our philosophy is to always look for ways to improve,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “Our goals are to continually evolve the game to make it better and safer, serve our fans in new ways, and represent the NFL with integrity. We do that by emphasizing quality and innovation, including the latest technology as it applies to everything from equipment to medical care to the stadium experience.”

And it all could come crashing down if the thousands of people involved in concussion lawsuits against the league win their cases.

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