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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? 

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