Safe, Simple and Efficient
Three simple Steps...
eliminate the use of the sideline chains sets and
markers augment them, and save valuable (presently
lost) TV commercial revenue time on all
measurements for first downs, with our new
patented First Down Laser Flags system chains
With a button on his wristband, the referee can
turn off or on the first down laser line for
everyone on the field, in the stadium and on
television to see projected across the field
rather than the imaginary first down line only
visible on television. With our line, the ball
carrier, receivers and defenders will know EXACTLY
where the first down line is.
Offensive team has a third & 3 on their own 25
yard line. They complete a 17 yard pass for a 1st
down to their own 42. AS HE DOES NOW, the sideline
judge stands on the sideline at the 42 waiting for
the back stick (flag) to be placed at the 42. The
front stick (with the laser on it) is then
stretched 10 yards to the opponent's 48 yard line.
The next play can begin.
When a referee calls for a measurement of a "too
close to call first down", rather than the time
consuming bringing out of the chains to see if the
ball is over the first down line, the referee
simply holds the ball on the spot it was downed
and can instantly see whether or not the ball has
broken the first down laser beam.
Laser Line´s Appeal
Don't replace the cumbersome implementation
of the chain gang, augment them...
Our First Down Laser Line is not to replace the
cumbersome implementation of the chain gang or the
computer generated "yellow line" seen during the
broadcast of a football game, its to augment them.
Unlike the imaginary yellow line, our "Green Line"
can be seen from anywhere in the stadium. It is to
be controlled by the officials as the official
guideline on which all line calls are based. Our
line can be filmed, providing both the officials
and the home viewer with an accurate instant
Line" provides the players with a visible goal,
preventing the fumbles and injuries that often
occur when a player's attention is turned toward
the sidelined first down markers. When presented
with a real goal, players are driven to play
harder, giving their fans a more exciting
Down Yag Green Laser Line system shows a visible
first down line on the field, for everyone in the
stadium, all the players, all the TV cameras, and
all the officials to see."
March 6, 2012 Pat
Summerall Explained on camera (click here to view
video) the First Down Laser Systems, a Division of
Thought Development, Inc. .
is a game of inches, and winning or losing depends
on this. Having our first down laser line visible
on the field for all the Players, Coaches,
Officials and the Fans (both at home and in the
stadium) - helps to make the game of football not
only more exciting for the fans watching in the
stadium, but it helps make it safer for the
players and more accurate for the integrity of the
We are not
suggesting to eliminate the chains, just to
augment them with our durable safe first down
laser line system on the field. It will save the
NFL, NCAA and the networks literally hundreds of
millions of lost TV revenue dollars a year by
simply implementing our Laser line system, as a
constant visible on the field first down reference
point. The cost of our system can be offset by the
advertising dollars, and newly gained TV minutes
dollars saved. EXAMPLE: The First Down Laser light
line could be brought to you by a beverage Lite
beer or soda company.
and instantly controllable on the field, and in
the control booth, for instant on and off (like a
light switch) by the officials at any time.
ever go to a football game and inevitably someone
would say "were is the yellow first down line? I
can't tell were the first down is." Well that
yellow line is only a graphic on TV for the home
viewing audience. Invented by Alan Amron, and
awarded (4) four United States Patents, this
amazing new laser line system will help to make
the game of football, not only safer and more
accurate, but more interesting to the viewing
audience at home as well as in the stadium.
Football is all about first
downs and touch downs, yet to date, only the goal
line is visible on the playing field. To make the
game of football safer, more complete, and more
accurate, we should be able to see the first down
line as well."
The Denver Post conducted a poll
POLL called - MOVING THE CHAINS -
NFL upgrade technology to Lasers for measuring first downs?
2 out of 3
people polled DO want the NFL to upgrade
technology using Lasers for measuring first downs!!!
First Down Laser System in the News