Golf Channel and NBCUniversal announced two new business today deals in Japan as the buildup for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo continues. Arnold Palmer, co-founder of Golf Channel over two decades ago would be proud of this innovative NBCU International Distribution of the game he helped pioneer as a top PGA golfer. The strategic agreements are aimed at the younger Japanese demographics in the 18-34 year old range through an OTT digital platform on AbemaTV, Inc., and a partnership with linear TV platform WOWOW featuring LPGA and European Tour coverage...Read More
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Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?
Within the last year, IFAB (International Football Association Board) have approved a new type of referee to feature in soccer matches to work in tandem with the on-field referee, a move which could potentially change the game forever. The Sports Techie community blog is in agreement with this game-changing decision towards the inclusion of more technologies to help get calls right...Read More
“Sports Technology And The Future Of Football”
Soccer is a wonderful game and it’s the most popular team sport on the planet but for reasons unknown, it is for sure the most sports tech phobic of all. Fans like me understand the need to integrate technology into games as best as possible to help human official decide play outcomes, rule decisions and unsportsmanlike penalties, to name of few case uses. Then there is the ‘old school’ fan like my Dad that truly believe the human element is a critical component of sports that needs to stay in place no matter what. Club Football Online created an infographic titled, “Technology And The Future Of Football” to shine light on this important topic...Read More
Colin Kaepernick Destined to Seat Alone in National Anthem Protest
Myke Tavares caused some controversy when he suggested that he would remain seated during the national anthem in the Eagles’ next preseason game. Then all the hullaballoo died down when Tavares retracted his statement soon afterward, which doesn’t really say anything to anyone who only cares about the online NFL Betting Odds...Read More
Infographic: Explore 2016 Olympic Sports Trends, Via Shutterstock.
Find out what sports and words before the summer Olympics were trending around the world for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Shutterstock Infographic: Explore 2016 Olympic Sports Trends. I was on vacation in Banff, Canada last week enjoying the CBC real-time broadcast and did not have the time to publish this sport tech infused data because I was whitewater rafting on the Bow River exactly where some of “The Revenant,”movie was filmed, and canoeing on glacier fed Lake Louise with Jessica, my sweetheart. The #Rio2106 Olympics held their closing ceremony and past on the Olympic Torch to Tokyo 2020, Japan...Read More
Strat-O-Matic Fantasy Baseball Daily Digital Player Cards
Strat-O-Matic Baseball Daily is the newest baseball fantasy baseball simulation game developed by Strat-O-Matic Media LLC. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with the creator of original fantasy sim game, Hal Richmond, Founder and CEO of Strat-O-Matic, about the launch of their newest Major League Baseball digital product and the than 50 year history of the pioneering company that dates back to 1962 beginning with the creation of their original board game and now because of technology, Baseball Daily. Richmond is 79-years old and was a hoot to interview because of his fountain of sports knowledge...Read More
MLB Partners With SportIM For Bet Data Integrity Monitoring
Sport Integrity Monitor (SportIM) in the UK and Major League Baseball formed a new data monitoring partnership that is flying under the sports betting world radar but is truly a high-impact announcement that the Sports Techie community blog readers and followers should pay attention to because of the possible repercussions on the wagering on MLB games and events. I chatted with Chris Dougan, MD US Operations, SportIM, about this sports technology driven story in luau of the recent news out of New York about the cease and desist order by the state attorney general telling daily fantasy sports operators such as FanDuel and DraftKing...Read More
The SD Chargers franchise appears poised to request a transfer to Los Angeles after this season. The main reason for this is the need for a new stadium – and the unwillingness of San Diego taxpayers to foot part of the bill. The Sports Techie community blog does a deep dive look at what this means to loyal San Diego Chargers fans, the city of Los Angeles and the use of cities as stadium pawns by the NFL.
Why Is a New Stadium Necessary?
The original Chargers stadium was built in 1967, and it has not been upgraded since 1997,...
Golf Trip Guide Infographic For Planning A Trip Overseas By GolfOnline
Playing golf is fun especially when the game is played at gorgeous and challenging courses around the world with family, friends and workmates. Thanks to GolfOnline, the Sports Techie community blg is happy to share their Infographic that breakdowns the particulars of what is needed and where to go when planning a trip abroad. The PGA Championship begins today at Whistling Straits for PGA Tour professional golfers on a golf course designed with Irish courses in mind...Read More