By Cody Alderton
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It’s not often we see technological advancements influential enough to change the course of an entire sport. In the case of NASCAR, the last time this happened was in the 70’s via the introduction of radio communication between drivers and teams, allowing drivers to communicate potential issues to their crew and crew members to provide valuable spotter intel regarding other drivers.
Two-way radios have been helping NASCAR drivers win races for nearly fifty years. Actually, there have been even earlier versions of radios used in races since the mid 1950’s, however widespread use took place twenty years later. Using radio, a NASCAR driver is able to talk back and forth with their crew chief & spotter and also gives the ability for other team members to listen in.
Today, radio communication in NASCAR races is so familiar that it is hard to imagine the sport without it. Many speedways even give fans the ability to purchase radios that allow them to listen in on these communications, so we have seen (or rather heard) first-hand how important the radio has been to NASCAR.
We believe we are in the midst of yet another technological advancement so big, it just might change the course of sports and how we watch them forever. In the digital age, we see an increasing number of fans turning to live streaming to watch their favorite sports. For example, the Crossfit games, MLB, MLS and NFL are among leagues streaming games and highlights on Facebook. The PGA Tour, NFL and WNBA have streaming partnerships with Twitter. The LAFC of MLS will stream its first season on Youtube TV. The NBA’s G League and the Esports’ Overwatch League are streamed on Twitch.tv. Both the development of streaming services, and the willingness of sports leagues to participate in them has allowed this idea to flourish.
The FCFL is being built for the digital fan! Twitch has bought the exclusive streaming rights to the first two seasons of the FCFL and we couldn’t be more excited to have one of the best streaming partners in the world! Our goal is to change the course of football forever. We believe we are well on our way and it starts with your ability to stream our games live from our Twitch channel. How do you stream your sports?
Power To The FANS!