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Fox Adds Weather Gadgets for Super Bowl

Fox Adds Weather Gadgets for Super Bowl

Football fans are used to a lot of junk on the screen and Fox is about to add to it. For the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold weather city, Fox will use a thermal body temperature gadget and a device that measures the wind's effect on kickers and quarterbacks.

Sportstalk 790 host Lance Zierlein says if it's good information we'll get used to it.

"What we consider overload today, they may consider just a part of the broadcast in the next ten to 15 years."

Some fans hope this Super Bowl will be played in a blizzard and Zierlein says Fox is wise to address the cold.

"I think clearly that's an indication that they want to have something interesting that plays to the potential weather concerns."

But Zierlein says he's not sure this needs to be a permanent addition to broadcasts.

"I think anything that's on my screen in a static position needs to have relevance to what's going on -- other than that it's just another bell and whistle."

Forecasters say it'll likely be 35 with a chance for snow during the February 2nd title game at MetLife Stadium.

 

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