NFL could look into microchipped balls

Since football (the American version and not soccer) is a game of inches, where should the nose of a ball cross the goal line, an entire season can be made or broken due to one decision (regardless of whether it is right or wrong). This has made NFL to enter talks with Cairos Technology, where they discuss on the possibility of microchips being inserted into the balls that will help referees make the right decision as to whether the ball has crossed a goal line or sidelines accurately – at least it helps out where the human eye fails. This is similar to goal line technology for soccer, and the recent World Cup fiasco in South Africa has seen at least two bad calls, where one of them sent England packing home early. Will the elimination of the human element in the game when it comes to crucial decision making make it any less interesting?

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