Someone might want to check on Jerry Jones because the Houston Texans are about to take a title the Cowboys have held since 2009. This Sunday, the Texans will unveil the biggest jumbotron in the NFL.
Produced by Mitsubishi, the Reliant Stadium screen is a made up of a series of connected boards, each measuring 52 feet high by 277 feet wide, for a total 14,549 feet of display that's packed with 5.28 million pixels. It's a whole 25 percent larger than the Cowboys Stadium behemoth, which is 72 feet high by 160 feet wide, or 11,520 square feet in all. The Cowboys still have a small advantage in that, with a 16 by 9 aspect ratio, their board can be used for either replays or a live feed. Reliant Stadium screen is not quite the biggest board in pro sports, however. NASCAR owns that with Charlotte's Speedway One.
But everything is definitely bigger in Texas—this comparison chart by designer Daniel Beaton shows how the Reliant Stadium screen stacks up to other, lesser displays in football. Houston has certainly left them in the dust:
So while the Texans might not boast any Super Bowl rings, they've got one new title on lock. But what do fans look at when they go to a Texans game? [Houston Chronicle, Houston Texans, FastCo via Engadget via The Verge]