Mellinger’s impressive debut as columnist continues to impress but his highly promoted blog is off to a sleepy start.
And that’s being charitable.
Take Mellinger’s lead item this morning suggesting that the Chiefs consider adding iPads to each and every stadium seat (at Mellinger’s estimated price of $150 per) so fans can catch other scores and games and watch unlimited instant replays.
Hold it right there…
Even if Mellinger’s ridiculously low cost estimate could be realized, there are other concerns that transcend the initial purchase price.
Like how to squeeze the computer screens into ultra tight seating spaces that barely allow for cupholders. There’s the cost of rewiring of the entire stadium. And how to protect the screens against sloshing brewskies and unruly fans – let alone the elements. Speaking of which, how about the maintenance cost?
So somehow the ability to fumble with freezing fingers on a tiny screen bolted to your seat is supposed to make up for the loss of the creature comforts of home, giant plasma screens, home theater sound systems, perfect weather and cheap eats?
My hunch, Sam’s a little taxed here starting off but he’ll come around.