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Taking another look at instant replay

Updated: December 3, 2008, 5:30 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- All sports TV director Tony Verna wanted was a way to fill those boring gaps during a football telecast.

Quarterback throws ball, receiver catches ball, team walks back to huddle. There was so much time between plays, Verna joked fans could go eat a sandwich. There had to be a way to beef up the telecast, to give fans a new way to look at the game -- or even something as simple as looking at the same play again.

Once Verna had his instant idea, sports on TV would never ...

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