The Olympics needs a first down line

Can anyone explain to me why distance events at the Olympics (I’m thinking ski jumping) do not have measurement lines super-imposed? Imagine a gold, silver, and bronze distance line on the snow a la the first down lines on football broadcasts.

C’mon, NBC – it’s 2006, for cryin’ out loud.

One Comment on “The Olympics needs a first down line”

  1. Awesome idea! I’m thinking the same thing. Watching some of these events I can’t tell good from better to great.