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Today, celebrate the 46th birthday of the football instant replay

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 7th 2009 7:02PM
First came the television, a must have staple for all serious football fans. Then came the remote control, a magical device that allowed everyone from Cheeseheads to the Raider Nation to control their equally magical television without wasting precious body fat. Then God bestowed upon his people the buffalo wing, a sports viewing achievement no one thought could be topped.

That was until Dec. 7, 1963 when television saw the first instant replay during the Army-Navy game on CBS.

Now thanks to this marvelous technological fusion of athletics and broadcasting, viewers around the world can go to the bathroom in peace knowing they would not be able to miss a minute of the action. Fans were ensured that referees would conclusive access to every angle of every play no matter how minutiae the detail. Now if only technology could improve the refs, we'd be set.

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