Here's a great article on how the NFL has a lockdown on their full-field footage:
This has always been a pet peeve of mine. If you look at a standard broadcast of a game, a full 1/4 to 1/2 of the screen is the offensive backfield, FAR away from where any action is happening:
But I think those of us who follow BON and BarkingCarnival are very studious admirers of the game, and we're spoiled with breakdowns of plays and drives of our favorite team. I am immensely thankful for learning so much more about the game than I never knew before (I never played football), and I think the game would benefit from that extra layer of transparency of getting the full field view.
Two other things:
1) We're living in a media-rich, high-bandwidth world. I think it's about time we, as consumers, had the option to choose which angle we'd like to see. There's no technical reason this isn't possible.
2) ESPN is not the NFL, and they could really set the trend by starting to offer the "All-22" view. I wish we could put pressure on them to do this.