FOX Will Use Infrared Camera During Super Bowl XLVIII

By Andrew Fisher
Super Bowl XLVIII
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Everyone is speculating about the weather for Super Bowl XLVIII. Normally that’s not the case with America’s big game, but the NFL decided that it wanted to capitalize on the New York market in 2014. You can’t blame the league from a financial point of view, but boy, they didn’t do the fans any favors by picking a cold weather stadium.

At this point there’s nothing left to do except prepare for the potential cold weather. Just like in life, there’s nothing you can do to change it, you just have to adapt. Fans will do just that and I’m predicting that everyone will survive SB 48.

But for the millions that will be watching at home, the cold weather won’t really matter much. It might affect some of the play on the field and maybe a few star players, but for the most part, it’s just going to be another Super Bowl. However, that won’t stop FOX from rolling out a new feature for this year’s big game.

Because of the cold weather that’s likely to occur during game time, FOX will be using an infrared camera for the first time. The camera will be used to show the varying body temperatures of players throughout the game. Overall, this new camera doesn’t figure to be a big part of the broadcast, but it will definitely be something that fans take note of. Will it catch on in the future? I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if it does.

On a side note, we can only hope that it doesn’t catch any shots like this:

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