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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 propr...

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Xbox One Copy Delivered To Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman and Crash Bandicoot Become New Best Friends

– San Jose, CA – 06/25/2018 – Richard Sherman gets a surprise visit from Crash Bandicoot in San Jose.
-PICTURED: Richard Sherman
-PHOTO by: Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy players like injured pro football star Richard Sherman and countless fellow video gamers are ready to WUMP it up on June 29th when a multi-platform release is scheduled for the Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows (PC) and Xbox One systems after launching on the PlayStation 4 (PS4) last year. Sherman got a visit to his lovely home in San Jose by the jacked up marsupial and was delivered the FIRST EVER Xbox One copy of Crash Bandicoot.  Crash and Sherm did some WUMPING together to commemorate the fun times...

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Video Streaming Platforms Offer OTT Savings Versus Cable TV Costs

Cut The Cord Because OTT Technology Saves Streaming Sports Costs

Cut The Cord Because OTT Technology Saves Streaming Sports Costs

Cutting the cord is like swimming or riding a bike solo for the first time, you simply have to plunge in when the time calls for saying good-bye to traditional cable television or satellite pay-TV commitments and go for it. In my case, paying for Comcast Xfinity TV services here in Atlanta is over for now and I’ve entered the world of OTT (over-the-top) to stream content with a Roku TV device and other video streaming platforms and applications...

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The Future of Sports with Essential Gadget Tech

The Future of Sports with Essential Gadget Tech

Sports and technology are a wonderful fit; add in gadgets and you have an exploding industry for the masses, young and old alike.

Sports and technology are a wonderful fit; add in gadgets and you have an exploding industry for the masses, young and old alike. I was at International CES 2018 last week, the world’s best electronic show in Las Vegas on behalf of Panasonic USA that provided me a look at what sport gadgets are coming to market.  The Sports Techie community blog believes in our company mission to even the sports tech playing field for all...

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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. The Sports Techie community blog is firm in our support to continue the use of instant replay in sports...

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Coors Light and University of Texas football Fanband digital pledge to “Drink Responsibly”.

The Fanband interactive wearable adds smart device value to merchandise for teams, sponsors and marketing campaigns using an NFC chip that also functions as the backbone of Apple Pay financial transactions.  A simple tap to interact (Tap2Interact) with the wristband is taking the fan experience and driving engagement to the next level. Apple has recently opened the technology up and companies like the NBA and the Nike are using it on jerseys and apparel as is Digitize Your Brand (DYB), an interactive merchandise company. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with Rich Stein, CEO of DYB, after they activated the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis...

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Europe, Get Ready For NFL Game Pass Europe OTT Streaming

Europe, Get Ready For NFL Game Pass Europe OTT Streaming.

NFL Game Pass Europe launched in time for the New England Patriots dismantling by the Kansas City Chiefs in game one of the 2017 season. American football fans in 61 European markets can now pay to subscribe to stream live games and compelling, data rich content with multiple screen digital device portability and user control of the feed...

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Bitcoin in Sport: Why Franchises Should Follow the Cryptocurrency Culture

Bitcoin in Sport: Why Franchises Should Follow the Cryptocurrency Culture

Bitcoin in Sport: Why Franchises Should Follow the Cryptocurrency Culture

Future Money” (CC BY 2.0) by xlowmiller

Sport and money go together like hands and gloves. The Sports Techie community blog has been never covered the topic of bitcoin, capital for future generations.

Bitcoin in Sport And Future Generations.

Bitcoin

To make the sporting world go round, as a franchise owner, a coach, a player or even a fan, you need money. From advertising and sponsorship deals to salaries, transfer fees and even buying tickets or betting on a game, sport needs money. In fact, such financial might of sport on all fronts that it’s projected to become an industry worth $73.5 billion by 2019.

However, as strong as the bonds are...

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MLBAM And BAMTech Enhance MLB.TV Sports Tech For 2017 MLB Season

MLBAM NEWS: MLB.TV NOW AVAILABLE WITH NEW APPS & FEATURES COMING

MLBAM NEWS: MLB.TV NOW AVAILABLE WITH NEW APPS & FEATURES COMING SOON.

The 2017 MLB season gets started today for fans via the technology upgrades to MLB.TV by MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) and BAMTech. Live streaming in sports began 15 years ago with the launch of MLB.TV. To celebrate this achievement, new apps have been added to the sports tech product and more than twenty interactive features are now ready for the millions of subscribers to use during Live games supporting over 400 devices...

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