The NFL is surfing the crest of the Next Big Thing in entertainment technology by privately broadcasting next week’s game between the Chargers and the Raiders in 3D in a few theaters in L.A., N.Y. and Boston. It’s being called a “proof of concept,” so, presumably, if it’s well received the NFL will move forward with filming and broadcasting games in 3D.
How great will that be? I don’t follow football, but I do watch any time two physiological freaks who are so juiced up on steroids they can’t urinate without a vitamin cocktail want to beat the bejesus out of one another. Sometimes it happens in the street at 3 a.m. Sometimes, I get lucky and one of the largest American companies in existence decides to beam it in three dimensions into my grateful ocular cavities.
Truly, this is the season to give thanks.