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VKTRY Carbon Fiber Insoles Worn By 200 NFL Players For Competitive Advantage

WR’s A.J. Brown (l) and DK Metcalk (r) Use VKTRY Insoles

VKTRY GEAR carbon fiber insoles are taking the NFL by storm with a 300% increase from player use last season that includes one of my favorite players, Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf. Certified Pedorthist, Matt Arciuolo, founded the company on a product patent in 2015 that customizes an athlete’s insole based on size and specific sport or activity. First users were the USA Olympic Bobsled and Skeleton teams. During 2020 preseason workouts, more than 200 NFL players insert the world’s first carbon fiber insole designed to advance performance while decreasing the potential for injury into their shoes and cleats...

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2020 NFL Season: Health, and Safety Concerns

So what can we expect from the NFL as far as new protocols and safely regulations related to the world’s latest disaster, SARS-2 COVID 19?

We are just a little over a month away from regular-season NFL football and pre-season kicks off in just a few weeks.

So what can we expect from the NFL as far as new protocols and safely regulations related to the world’s latest disaster, SARS-2 COVID 19?

The Sports Techie community blog understands the need for all those associated with the National Football League to know that Commissioner Goodell, who sits on President’s Trumps sports business reopening committee, has a well thought out, science and medical expert-driven, training camp and regular season COVID-19 plan which as of now has not been approved by the NFLPA.

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Influence of Coronavirus Break on the Physical and Mental Condition of Professional Athletes

When is a Player Match Fit?

When the normal flow in sports is interrupted, as is the case during the coronavirus pandemic, the consequences are always big because the continuity in work, as one of the most important things in sports training, is disturbed. The Sports Techie community blog is carefully observing the reopening of professional sport leagues such as the Bundesliga, English Premier League and La Liga across Europe, while here in the United States, the UFC, NASCAR and golf have already conducted live sports events with the NBA, MLB and NHL unveiling contingency plans for opening should COVID-19 continue to trend towards relatively safe playing conditions for participants.

After a break of more than two months from active competing, it’s clear that athletes are eager to re...

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Virtual NFL Draft 2020 Mostly Good And Some Bad Sports Tech

You could get away with calling this the Microsoft and Disney NFL Draft rather than saying NFL Draft presented by Wilson Football, the actual presenting sponsor.

The 2020 virtual NFL draft starts tomorrow online bringing with it, good and bad sports tech. The best of the good is the fact that this is streaming live sports content. Is the draft considered an actual live sport? That is debatable but since coronavirus has shut down most non-essential businesses at least until this Friday here in Georgia and other states, the National Football League decided to hold their draft over the web weeks ago using Microsoft Teams collaboration as the key technology component...

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NFL and Microsoft Teams Sports Tech Hype

Referee Bill Vinovich (52) reviews a play with the Microsoft Surface replay screen during an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. The Bills beat the Cowboys 26-15. (Cooper Neill via AP)

Microsoft and the NFL partnered in 2013 with a mission to have technology assist the sport and those involved including coaches, players, officials and fans, with the goal to improve the game of football for all. Last week they renewed their partnership via a multi-year extension. What most people are unaware of is the fact that during the 1997/98 NFL season, I was the Director of Sales for Sports 2000 providing sales, marketing and business development for our proprietary software product called the Gridiron 2000...

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Buffalo Wild Wings Partner FanHub Delivers BetMGM NFL Playoffs And CFP National Championship Bet Gamification

FanHub Creates New Multisport Mobile Picks and Props Game For Buffalo Wild Wings In Time For NFL Playoffs, 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship

FanHub and Buffalo Wild Wings are once again offering a Picks & Props together with BetMGM for the NFL Playoff Divisional Games beginning today through Super Bowl LIV as well as for Monday’s epic 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game between Clemson and LSU taking the casual mobile gaming experience to the hungry masses...

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FloQast Cloud-Based Accounting Software Used By NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL Champions

FloQast Running Up The Score Among NBA, NFL and MLB Teams 

FloQast is used by NBA teams such as the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics to help manage team finances as the 2019/20 regular season begins play tomorrow. Their financial and accounting departments use the close management software as well as fellow league champions at the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Capitals in the NFL and NHL respectively, to improve business operations, close books faster and do so with increased accuracy. Numbers, whether they are ticket, concession or merchandise sales, have traditionally been updated through spreadsheets. These winning professional sport teams have this one thing in common when addressing the need to upgrade financials into the cloud, FloQast...

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NFL Pass Interference Instant Replay Challenge Reviews Set Up To Fail

Instant Replay Works
Say it ain’t so ref because it wasn’t…

NFL pass interference (PI) instant replay challenges and reviews have been doomed to fail since it was reluctantly voted in for the 2019/20 season by the Competition Committee made up of some of the unquestioned, top football minds in the sport but certainly not proponents of advanced technology in the game, especially New York Giants owner, John Mara. The exception being Sean Payton, the New Orleans Saints Head Coach who played the price for the lack of this rule in place when his team lost the NFC Championship game last year on an egregious PI no-call resulting in the LA Rams back-dooring into the Super Bowl here in Atlanta. Remember the word ‘egregious’ please because it’s important but is shouldn’t be...

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Sportradar To Sell Official NFL Data And Next Gen Stats To Sports Betting Operators

Sportradar To Sell Official NFL Data and Next Gen Stats to Legal Sports Betting Operators

The term, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too,” is how I am defining the sports tech news announced yesterday regarding the new deal involving official NFL data and Next-Gen Stats distributed both domestically and internationally to legalized betting companies through an updated deal with Sportradar. This marks the first time the NFL has agreed to supply play-by-play data sets and advanced stats in real-time that are compiled then analyzed in order to set National Football League wagering odds and prop bets in real-time for traditional sports betting. According to ESPN, “Live audiovisual NFL game feeds also will be supplied to sportsbooks outside of the U.S...

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NFL Renews Partnership With Zebra Technologies As Official Player Tracking Provider

Zebra continues to power Next Gen Stats as NFL’s Official On-Field Player Tracking Provider

The National Football League loves the Next-Gen Stats platform so much they renewed their contract with Zebra Technologies Corporation as the Official Player Tracking Provider through the 2021 season. The CBA expires in 2020 so it is interesting to note that the NFL did not go beyond a three-year extension meaning the NFLPA might want a bigger piece of stats they generate in some form or fashion as many issues are debated at the bargaining table such as player safety, the percentage of money players get versus the owner take, and other important league issues...

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