Even though it's a completely normal and expected part of the 500 channel universe we live in I am still fascinated by the fact I can watch live from my living room a big game on the other side of the planet. Watching the big match up between Chelsea and Arsenal on Sunday was just this and I always love a good soccer match for the fervent crowds and players. But the electric atmosphere in the stadium is the one thing that TV sports just cannot recreate. You get a sense but even the formulaic crowd and manager shots don't pass on all the energy.
But with more and more people hauling their digital recording devices to live events it would be a neat addition to the broadcast experience if they could harness the fan in the stands experiences - a kind of man on the street angle. After a big concert or sporting event I often pop on youtube and flickr the next day to see what the event was like from other angles in the stadium. Just as teams are employing bloggers it would be great to start affixing some wifi enabled instant replay the broadcast partners could use. Imagine if the game feed from Sunday's match added this replay to their mix for example.