Modern Technology and Sports

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Technology is changing everything around us including our sports. With modern technology now, we can implement it into our professional sports to make the games fair. Instant replay is the most important luxury in our sports today. It allows officials and the fans to look back at the recent play and decide if the correct call was made. Not all sports have implemented it into its rules yet. The commissioners of America’s favorite sports are discussing the rules of instant replay and are including the use of it into the sports. Instant replays are the most accurate source for officials to use, and should be used in all professional sporting events. A con to having instant replays in any sporting event is that it takes away human error which can be seen as defacing sports. Although using instant replays in professional sports makes the game longer, it is great for the officials to use instant replays because there will not be wrong calls made in baseball, football, and hockey. Some say that using instant replays in sports can be harmful to the sport. Opponents of instant replay say that baseball already takes long enough and all that instant replay will do is make the event longer than it should be. Officials who are looking at these replays do not take very long to find the right call that should be made instead of calling the wrong call. Another reason that people oppose of instant replays is that it takes away human error from the game. There is no need for officiating if there is a video monitor that can see everything. Human error is a part of history in some sports like baseball. But with instant replays there does not have to be human error anymore and there should not be any more missed calls. The history of sports is what... ... middle of paper ... ...right decision through instant replay. Works Cited Michael Weinreb ; http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/62754208/ Barry Petchsky on Deadspin; http://deadspin.com/mlb-approves-instant-replay-heres-how-it-will-work-1465073417 Rohan, Tim. "Team Owners Approve Funding for Expanded Use of Instant Replay."New York Times 15 Nov. 2013: NA(L). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 21 Nov. 2013. "MLB Baseball To Expand Instant Replay." All Things Considered 16 Aug. 2013.Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 21 Nov. 2013. John Atchison; http://www.sportinglife360.com/index.php/pros-and-cons-of-using-instant-replay-in-major-league-baseball-77/ Steve Silverman; http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1504927-why-the-nhl-must-expand-the-use-of-instant-replay The Noogie ; http://www.hockeywilderness.com/2013/8/21/4642394/boogie-with-the-noogie-examining-instant-replay-in-the-nhl
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