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Importance Of Choosing The Right Gears To Give The Best Game Performance

One American Football Player Man Studio Isolated In Full Gear

Wearing the right clothes and gears in football is more than just showing how cool you look in your game outfit. It’s also about walking with your head high into the field, prepared and well-protected for the “battle” ahead.

While it’s easy to choose gears based on how they look, it’s also important to know the science behind the design. Most of these gears were assembled using the science related to sports-specific movements and impacts.

This is especially true when it comes to helmets, because players could suffer from serious head injuries and broken skulls if they don’t wear one...

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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 propr...

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For Soccer Ventures Acquiring FootyCon, The Association and Kicks To The Pitch Accelerates US Football

For Soccer Ventures

For Soccer Ventures is out to accelerate American football through the acquisition of FootyCon, The Association and Kicks To The Pitch, helping to make the vision investor Richie Graham has closer to reality. This investment firm in Philadelphia is geared towards philanthropy in the sport using long-term goals and a pledge of $50 million to seek out, acquire and manage businesses in order to grow soccer across the United States. The Sports Techie community blog is a part of the network used by For Soccer Ventures to share this story and others that represent the company ambition to grow soccer with a youthful, energetic and positive outlook as indicated by these three initial acquisitions...

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Nike Football Sports Tech Upgrades Traz Powell Stadium For Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Nathaniel Traz Powell Stadium

Nike used sports tech to upgrade Nathaniel Traz Powell Stadium in Miami-Dade County for high school football games using a sustainability initiative the week of Super Bowl LIV generating maximum exposure for the sport while improving player performance and the fan experience for the 8,000-seat capacity venue. The Sports Techie community blog virtually applauds Nike and the Florida school district for making this so for the many sport playing kids and teenagers in the seven local powerhouse schools in Miami that call this stadium their home field. The $2 million and nine-month renovation of the ‘The Mecca’ included the new playing field, track around the field and press box, plus new locker rooms, lighting and a state-of-the-art scoreboard...

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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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VICI Sports Startup Uses IoT and AI To Deliver PSG SuperFan and Brand Ambassadors Activations

VICI Sports partnered with Paris Saint-Germain and other top European football clubs to activate superfans via their globally connected TV network and personalized SportsCenter complete with IoT and AI components. The Boston based startup is led by Adam Jones, co-founder and CEO, who chatted with THE Sports Techie community blog about business development, their technologies, participating in the TechStars 2019 accelerator, and raising additional investment capital as the sports tech company pursues partnering with leading soccer teams throughout Europe and beyond. European teams have made it a priority to visit America as Liverpool FC is doing this weekend to begin their preseason tour at Fenway Park. Beginning next week, PSG is going to China in a first for the champion French club...

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College Football – How to Get Closer to the Action

NCAAF Game Fan Experience

Every Saturday, you sit yourself down in front of your TV just to cheer on the team representing your Alma mater, place of birth or where you currently live. Do you pay no mind to the NFL or the CFL, and much prefer the NCAA Football? If so, then you’re just like the majority of the sport-loving American nation — you’re a keen fan of college football, especially around here in the deep South, home of the SEC and ACC. The Sports Techie community blog has collegiate football fan readers and followers located all over the world.

If you ever get tired of only ever getting your football fix through a screen, why not get closer to the action? There are plenty of ways you can involve yourself more with the game of college football, some of which can be found...

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Social Soccer: The Top 20

Here’s a fascinating soccer league table that might surprise you. The biggest clubs in the world are revealed and ranked in this infographic that reveals how many social media followers each has right now.  And it’s yet another El Clásico at the top with Barcelona and Real Madrid neck-and-neck.  Six teams from the Premier League (EPL) unsurprisingly feature in the top 20 and it’s Manchester United who is the biggest of these by some stretch.  The marketing of top soccer clubs is so important to their income and sustainability and, in particular, the sales of merchandise to a global fan base. The Sports Techie community blog loves football social media!

Check this social league table periodically and you will see that this is a new style “live” infographic that actually updates hourly...

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Heisman Trophy Awarded To Notre Dame WR Tim Brown Available Via Goldin Auctions

TIM BROWN’S HEISMAN TROPHY HEADLINES GOLDIN AUCTIONS 2018 HOLIDAY AUCTION

TIM BROWN’S HEISMAN TROPHY HEADLINES GOLDIN AUCTIONS 2018 HOLIDAY AUCTION.

The nostalgic Heisman Trophy won by Tim Brown in 1987, star wide receiver out of Notre Dame, will be auctioned online by Goldin Auctions and can be yours if the price is right. Will any reader or follower of THE Sports Techie community blog step up and purchase this treasured heirloom? You can participate from anywhere in the world simply by registering at https://goldinauctions.com/. The fun begins on November 19. Bidding ends December 8 when this rare collector’s item is to be awarded shortly after the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner is announced in New York City...

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WinView Scores Blake Griffin To Promote Commodification And Gamification By Sports Fans

Blake Griffin and In-Game Predictions Platform WinView Games Flip the Script by “Taking Shots” at Fans Predicting Live Sports

Multi-million-dollar campaign features NBA All-Star Blake Griffin in content series playing off the “commodification” of professional athletes and the “gamification” of everyday life.

WinView and NBA All-Star Blake Griffin partnered to promote their sports tech platform that allows fans to predict during live sports events and action. To play the contest, simply make in-game predictions and win cash money prizes. This new sport marketing partnership features a 3-part series of video clips that are funny, informative and help define the now, in terms of how a modern day fan can interact through the app on each play they predict...

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