NFL Playbooks Gone Digital: How Teams Use Tablets to Stay Ahead

NFL Playbook. There’s an app for that! Written for iQ by Intel by the Sports Techie.

NFL Playbook. There's an app for that! by Sports Techie for iQ by Intel
NFL Playbook. There’s an app for that! by Sports Techie for iQ by Intel

Thank you for clicking on the link and reading about the NFL’s Digital Age at the iQ by Intel web site and finding out about the modern day NFL coach or player and how they interface with the Surface, official NFL tablet by Microsoft, or the iPad tablets by Apple, custom apps, and much more cutting-edge technology.

NFL Playbooks Gone Digital: How Teams Use Tablets to Stay Ahead
NFL Playbooks Gone Digital: How Teams Use Tablets to Stay Ahead

I first began touching the NFL back in 1996 with the Seattle Seahawks. Flash forward to today when I had the recent pleasure and honor to write for IQ by Intel about how the NFL’s tech centric future is now upon us with the use of the newest tablets and custom football apps.

The NFL has a new sports business partnership with Microsoft that continues accelarating the National Football League towards new convergence of sports and technology. I learned a lot of Big Data about the NFL sports technology agenda for team, coaches and players, and medical staff and administration. Analytics and analysis are driving the league forward for teams, fans and sponsors, all critical components of the NFL evolution.

Read my first iQ by Intel publication here, Unlocking Fantasy Football Intelligence – Inside the Huddle: iQ by Intel and Sports Techie

NFL Playbook. There's an app for that! via Sports Techie for iQ by Intel
NFL Playbook. There’s an app for that! via Sports Techie for iQ by Intel

My CBS Sports Fantasy Football team is in first place. The Sports Techie team started Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo, this past Sunday. He scored over 50 points by himself that was enough to defeat my opponents score by himself after his 500 yard passing game that Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning, topped with a victory last weekend, moving him past Dan Marino for No. 2 on the career yardage list.

Sports Techie, It turns out, the Cowboys offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and play caller for Romo’s career day is, Bill Callahan. Back in 1997, he was one of the coaches I got close with while trying to sell the GridIron 2000, expert system for game planning, co-developed by Sports 2000, the Seattle Seahawks, and team owner, Microsoft co-founder and Ultra Sports Techie, Paul Allen; to NFL, NCAA college football programs and high school organizations. The Oakland Raiders Head Coach, Jon Gruden, and their legendary owner, AL Davis, almost purchased a site license but eventually said no.

To get the sales process rolling with the Raiders, I did some guerilla marketing and called executive Bruce Allen, now with the soon to be formerly known as, Washington Redskins of DC, and left a voice mail telling him the GI2000 was revolutionary and I was the sales director. I added in the fact that his Dad, Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach, George Allen, once coached at my alma mater, Whittier College, and would love the Windows 95 software solution. He called right back and we became quick friends, just like Bill.

It is terrific to see all those coaches and executives back then being Sports Techie in the year 2013 with tablets here.

I truly love being in the middle of the global sports technology mix and sharing with the Sports Techie community blog. Thank you to Intel, the NFL and Microsoft for the wonderful opportunity to be a part of NFL history once again. If you have used the Surface Pro mobile device powered by Intel in some kind of football capacity, let us know below as a blog comment or via our social media network links.

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2 responses to “NFL Playbooks Gone Digital: How Teams Use Tablets to Stay Ahead”

  1. […] Techie, XOS Digital was founded in 1999, a year after Sports 2000, the inventors of the GridIron 2000 used by the Seattle Seahawks where I was the Director of Sales, […]

  2. Thomas Avatar

    Wow. Great info dude. I am fan of NFL. Hope it will be more useful to me