The reimagined USFL hopes to provide a radio experience you’ve never seen or heard before. The revamped league will launch Saturday with simultaneous broadcasts on Fox and NBC to provide a slew of improvements to your viewing experience.
Among the bells and whistles that production teams plan to release are live drone coverage, four helmet cameras and a dual sky camera — which has been used before, but has never included one flying behind the defense.
“You can’t do that in college football or the NFL,” Chuck MacDonald, who produces USFL games for Fox, told The Post. MacDonald is also a Fox producer on “Big Noon Kickoff,” the network’s college football game package on Saturdays.
Why don’t the NFL and College Football allow this?
“It’s like everything, it took a while to get the confidence for us to get the sky camera allowed in the NFL in the first place,” MacDonald said. “There’s some concern about where the wires are. They’re now up to the play. Are we able to get them off by being hit by a punt or a pass? We’re not sure we can; it takes a while, and that’s going to be a proof of concept for the NFL and College Football in the In many respects.
“That’s the beauty of this league – we can do things that the existing league doesn’t let you try.”
The cameras will be in the pool. They will be there for the kidnapper. Graphically, the first defeats will be judged visually – as opposed to being confirmed by referees trotting out of sticks and chains. The only limitation for production teams is player safety.