The Evolution of Watching Football: A Complete Viewing History of the NFL

May 18, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Do you ever have one of those mind-blowing thought processes where you realize that mankind has gone from arrowheads to microchips? Well, just like the human race, the NFL has revolutionized its viewing experience a little since its debut in 1920.
That might have been a bit grandiose, but the evolution is still quite impressive. Read through to see where the NFL started, where it is now, and where it could be heading.
The Throne Age
There weren't many alternatives to attending games in the early days. You had to physically plant yourself in a bleacher and take in the action firsthand.
The radio wasn't used in the manner we have grown accustomed to until 1912, and the first news show wasn't shot out to the public until a month before the first NFL game was played. Suffice to say, nobody understood the potency (and profitability) of putting the infant league on the freshly invented airwaves.
So they assumed their thrones to observe t...

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