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51 Years of Action Replays

Posted on January 19th, 2015 by Admin

Sportsjoe.ie is marking the passing away of a man called Tony Vera by reminding us of the sporting revolution that he started, the instant action replay:

“While working a game between Army and Navy in December 1963, Verna discovered a way to get the tape to replay the exact bit of footage he wanted. Instant replay was born.”

The piece goes on the chart the evolution of the instant replay, the graphics, bells and whistles that have been added, and how what started as a means of helping audiences to enjoy the game has evolved into a tool that helps officials to decide the outcome of games.

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