The Science Behind Football's First-Down Line

Published on January 5, 2018
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! If you’ve watch American football on television, you may have wondered how they make that yellow first down line look like it’s actually down on the field.

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Sources:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/27009/explaining-magic-yellow-first-down-line
https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/first-down-line2.htm
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https://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/13/sports/the-tv-score-box-that-grew-and-grew.html
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http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/network-press-releases/no-surprise-64-americans-watch-nfl-football-73-of-men-55-of-women/

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