Football becomes colorful

On September 29, 1951, the wonderful world of sports took a huge step forward as the first ever color broadcast of a football game was aired.

The game was between University of California and University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. California, ranked fifth in the nation, beat 19th ranked Pennsylvania 35-0.

The world of sports changed forever. The transition from black and white to color gave fans a new viewing experience, and ever since then technicians have been making the picture quality better. Fast forward to today and you see super high definition or even three denominational viewing options for both regularly broadcast shows as well as athletic events. The demand from sports fans to see the picture clearly is high. They want to see if the base runner is out or if the receiver steps out of bounds when he catches the ball for the touchdown.

“Baseball hasn’t been the national pastime for many years now- no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is television.” -Bob Greene (Chicago Tribune fitness writer)

Thank you to everyone who has been with me since the beginning as well as those who have found me and followed me, this is post 100!

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