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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Another game-time decision for Belichick?

By Mike Reiss

Patriots coach Bill Belichick might have another game-time decision to make.

Well, we actually think it won't be much of a decision at all, but we decided to go the lighthearted route on this one.

Sports Business Journal reported today that the NFL is mandating teams to install a halftime camera in the home locker room for the upcoming season, and teams can then decide if they want to show footage to fans in the stadium.

Here is part of Tripp Mickle's piece:
The NFL will require teams to install cameras in home locker rooms for the 2013 season, and the teams will have the option to use the video in the stadium during halftime and other breaks in play.

The move is part of an effort to improve the experience of attending NFL games by providing fans with footage and entertainment that they can’t get at home. Teams will be able to show the video both on video boards and in apps.

During the opening panel of the 2013 IMG World Congress of Sports, NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman said the rule was made by the NFL’s competition committee and was debated extensively before it was adopted. The league also plans to require teams to show replays in the stadium of important plays during a game, such as fumbles and interceptions.

To read the Sports Business Journal piece, which was brought to light by Fred Kirsch of Patriots.com, CLICK HERE.