Recently I wrote a blog suggesting the NFL create a "fantasy football" app for its TV broadcasts that identifies players with the ball. This would make it a lot easier to know right off the bat whether or not one of your guys just made a play.
While watching the Patriots-Packers game this past Sunday, I noticed something I hadn't seen before:
From time to time CBS listed all the offensive players on the field who might get the ball. While this isn't quite as helpful as my suggestion, it's easier to do, much less intrusive for the people who aren't interested, and clearly a step in the right direction. So, thanks for listening* CBS.
*Disclaimer: It's more than likely CBS has been doing this for a while and I only noticed it now because the idea was fresh on my mind. But until told otherwise, I'm going to believe some high-up executive at the network likes to read my blog and suggested they make an attempt to implement my plan.