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Back to The Future Perfect

How we follow sports will continue to change with technology

Updated: January 28, 2013, 4:14 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

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With the Super Bowl rising this week until it blots out the sun, maybe it's worth asking how and how much technology has changed the way we watch and think of sports.

There will be 62 television cameras tracking the big game Sunday. The game itself will run perhaps three and a half hours, and if you were to stream every one of those 62 feeds onto 62 separate storage devices, you'd collect about 217 hours of game footage. At the North American standard of 30 frames per second, ...

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