This started as an April Fool's joke and so many people *really* wanted one, somebody decided to make it (or the company making them "brilliantly" tested the waters with interest before mass producing to see how it would be received - your choice).
"You are going to get a certain amount of snarkiness on the Internet no matter what, and my rule is that you don't post anything that you wouldn't say to someone's face." Marc Andreyko (Writer of DC Comic's "Manhunter")
I guess I was the only one, but after Ali's boy was kicked to the floor I had a feeling they were faking it. I mean why do it that way otherwise. But I was a little confused as the need for fake sattelite images and split screens and stuff.