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Should Replay Decisions Be Ended In The NFL?

After a review that lasted almost five minutes – the NFL’s head of officiating Al Riveron deemed that the evidence proved that James had failed to survive the ground and the pass was incomplete. Source: AKjoshgray via Twitter

The New England Patriots have benefited again from the NFL’s review system to secure the number one seed in the AFC Conference for the post-season. Their fortune has drawn the ire and the whisper of ‘conspiracy theory’ by fans and the teams chasing them alike in the battle to reach the Super Bowl. The question has been posed whether the usage of replays, especially slow-motion, is taking the moment out of the sport...

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Is The English Premier League the Best Soccer League in the World? – Sports Techie blog.

Is The English Premier League the Best Soccer League in the World?

There is a regular argument in soccer or football as they call it in England, as to which league is the best. Now there are different factors to consider in this argument, so it is necessary to look at the debate for different angles. Does ‘the best’ mean most watched? Or highest revenue? Or best players? The Sports Techie community blog knows the answer is not an exact science, rather an opinion. Let’s take a deeper look and drill down into the different areas:

The signing fees of football players has rocketed in recent years and this year saw Neymar sign for PSG ...

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Panasonic USA Delivers Orlando City Stadium Immersive Entertainment Technology Solutions

Panasonic USA is the Orlando City Stadium Official Technology Solutions Provider and Partner

Orlando City Soccer Stadium launched in the theme park capital of the world for the 2017 Major League Soccer (MLS) season featuring Panasonic USA immersive entertainment solutions installed for the next generation fan experience and superior live events in an amphitheater type setting unrivaled in Florida, across the United States and Canada. The LED Video Boards in the football specific venue help create a one-of-a-kind fan and sponsor friendly, connected atmosphere in the 100% privately funded facility.  The dazzling 60’-by-33’ LED video board, informative ribbon screens and displays located around the pitch, all provide unique digital fan engagement assets and a popular local attraction...

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Sports Gambling May Soon Be Legal Outside Las Vegas

Sports Gambling May Soon Be Legal Outside Las Vegas – Sports Techie blog.

Sports betting and gambling may soon be legal outside of Las Vegas perhaps by next year in states like New Jersey from all indications. NBA commissioner Adam Silver to former MLB commish Fay Vincent are making statements indicating they are betting on this sea of change happening  in the near future even though an ongoing lawsuit by the leagues, NCAA and the United States Justice Department says otherwise. I believe the rapid advancement of technology such as the internet, apps, kiosks, and tracking, means the issues that plagued the idea of legalized bets on football, baseball and basketball, hockey, fighting and racing, and even new sports such as Esports and Ultimate Frisbee, are obsolete...

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Mayweather, McGregor Odds, Bettors, Social Hype Tour and PPV

Saturday, August 26, 2017 on Pay-Per-View.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is a 12-round super welterweight matchup that pits the legendary boxer Mayweather against the all-time MMA great McGregor in an unprecedented event that takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Floyd “Money” Mayweather is favored to defeat MMA superstar Conor “Notorious” McGregor in a highly anticipated boxing match on August 26 that opened at 225-1 and is now 1.18 to 1 in favor of the 40-year old boxing legend according to CrownBet, the premier online odds provider located in Australia. Because the fight hype has been so terrific across social media it is sure to break multiple records including Pay-Per-View digital viewership numbers and profits from a boxing match...

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EA Sports FIFA And Premier League Football Sports Tech Sponsorship

Review of the EA sports and Premier League sponsor arrangement.

Technology company sponsorships in football are lighting up the sports business and fan experience worlds. The Sports Techie community blog reaches fans worldwide and so do sport and tech activations involving soccer. Whether it’s the Premier League in the UK, UEFA Champions League and La Liga, Bundesliga or the MLS here in the United States, technology brands are partnering with football clubs in order to develop and activate digital marketing campaigns that are engaging, fun and rewarding for all ages but especially the millennial and genZ demographics. Let’s review the EA Sports and Premier League sponsorship arrangement.

As the Lead Partner until the 2018/19 season, EA Sports enjoys an expanded partnership involving on...

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How to Keep Kids Motivated When Playing Team Sports

Children Can Be Motivated For The Rights Reasons To Play Team Sports

Sgt. Matthew Lee, Instructional Training Company drill instructor with Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, asks kids with YMCA of Greater Long Beach to yell louder during a community service event, Jan. 2.

It’s well known that there are many benefits your child gains when playing sports on a regular basis. The Sports Techie community blog is a firm believer in this concept because playing a sport together with peers helps kids learn how to play together, it introduces them to the principles of sportsmanship and it gets he or she moving away from the addictions of technology...

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Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?

Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?

IFAB (International Football Association Board) approved a new type of referee to feature in soccer matches to work in tandem with the on-field referee.

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...

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It’s about Time we Let Technology Tell the Truth in Football

I can still remember that gloomy afternoon when England lost to Germany in the 2010 World Cup, I had just launched the Sports Techie community blog. Surely that Lampard shot was over the line!  There’s plenty more stories where that comes from, though that Geoff Hurst shot in the 1966 World Cup Final was miles over the line, wasn’t it?

It took the world of football until 2012 to finally agree on introducing goal-line technology and not a moment too soon. Finally we do have the goal-line technology that answers the question of whether a goal is indeed a goal or not.  About time too I hear you screaming “and why has it taken so long?”

Hawk-Eye goal-line technology uses cameras

Changing History

We may well jest about that Geoff Hurst goal in 1966  (the year I was born) but it’s not t...

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A Brief History of Technology in Sports

Since its appearance, technology has strived to intermingle with almost every area of human life. And even when you thought that was impossible, it did the same with sports. Sports fans were a bit frustrated at first, thinking that tech specialists would interrupt or even slow the game down. The Sports Techie community blog has championed sports tech for the past six years but really going on more than twenty years when you count my career.

The troublesome goals and seemingly equal race times, however, were much more irritating. Hence, sports technology became widely accepted soon after its first appearance. For betting enthusiasts, in particular, it managed to provide indisputable results, without giving them the opportunity to blame it on the betting services, such as NJ Casinos and many...

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