Did you know it cost 5 million dollars to show the Yellow first down line on the TV?
The yellow first-down line shown during football broadcasts costs networks roughly 5 million dollars. Do you feel it is too much to see that line? I personally feel it is a great idea and I am glad it is there.
It costs networks $20,000 per game to use the technology to broadcast a yellow line where the first down marker is located on the field. When you do the math of $20,000 per game times 16 games times 32 teams divided by 2 teams per game you get a season total of $5,120,000. When you consider the league minimum in 2013 is $405,000, the cost of the yellow line is worth the same as five players making the NFL minimum.
What do you think?