The other night, while watching my niece, she asked if it would be “okay” if she went to meet her boyfriend so they could go find Pokémon. At first I thought she was kidding, but soon realized that she was very serious. She’s fifteen, and I would have thought she had outgrown Pokemon. Only to my surprise, soon she was walking with her boyfriend, in the neighborhood, with her smart phone in tow, in search of Pokemon.
According to an article by Ariana McLymore ( @ArritheWriter ) posted over at www.CNBC.com Pokémon Go is set to launch in Japan, and McDonald’s “will be the first partner with Pokémon Go and users in Japan will see more than 3,000 of the fast food restaurants become gyms.”
While I’m grappling with the potential liabilities, I’m also thinking that perhaps this might be something the NFL Commissioner might examine as a way to get fans into the stands.