Redditor shd4807's father was having trouble with the power button. I really hope no one ever tells him about universal remotes, I would love to see what he comes up with next.
From the submitter:
Verizon Wireless + NFL iPhone App + Digital Video Camera + Microphone + Bass Amp (not pictured) = Monday Night Football without cable TV! The iPhone NFL app prohibits direct output from the iPhone to the TV, but we've overcome higher obstacles than that to get to Live MNF.