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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

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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...

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Ryder Cup Hazeltine Explorer Sports Tech By Turner Sports And Google Trekker Technology

Turner Sports Creates Hazeltine Explorer Tech For Ryder Cup With Google Trekker Technology and Ubilabs.

Turner Sports Utilizes Google Trekker Technology to Deliver Unprecedented Digital Fan Experience for Ryder Cup 2016.

Turner Sports Utilizes Google Trekker Technology to Deliver Unprecedented Digital Fan Experience for Ryder Cup 2016.

Tuner Sports is unveiling Ryder Cup 2016 “Hazeltine Explorer” tech created with Google Trekker Technology and Ubilabs to deliver an immersive fan experience 360-degree photo montage. Golf fans will be able to enjoy interacting with thousands of Hazeltine National Golf Club digital photos marking a new era in live event distribution and virtual participation.  The Sports Techie community blog is excited to showcase this key development by Turner poised to change the industry and the sport of golf right now and into the future.

Experience Hazeltine Like Never Before, Ryder Cup.

Experience Hazeltine Like Never Before, R...

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UEFA Champions League 2015 Semifinals Infographic

UEFA Champions League 2015 Semifinals Infographic

UEFA Champions League 2015 semifinal are set between four high-quality organizations. Barcelona and Bayern Munich play in the first pair while Real Madrid plays Juventus in the other contest. The Sports Techie community blog is excited to share the newest Guarantee Tickets, Champions league performance Infographic along with our past #UCL breakdowns of the quarterfinals and knock out stage rounds. Champions final four fans all around the globe and throughout Europe will be digitally locked into each semi-finals moment on May 5 and 6, then again for the second leg on May 12-13, for the right to play in the Berlin finals. No matter who wins the semifinals, the finalists will have never played one another in a championship.

UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals  2014/15

Barca – Munich
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Champions League Quarterfinal Stats, Rankings And Sports Techie Analysis

Champions League Quarterfinal Stats, Rankings And Sports Techie Analysis

UEFA Champions League quarterfinals are set and thanks again to another Guarantee Tickets infographic, the Sports Techie community blog has new analysis of the stats and rankings of the eight teams left in the international tournament. The knockout stage was thrilling complete with amazing soccer performances, match upsets and fan experience matchday memories the quarters are sure to provide and then some. Review the Sports Techie round of 16 analytics here.

Champions League Quarter Finals
The fact no professional football clubs from the UK earned a top eight ranking is noteworthy, as is the compelling Madrid Derby matchup, and no surprise by the experts that powerhouse organizations F.C...

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Legal Gambling In the United States Is Coming or Is It?

SportsbookReview.com generates expert recommendations for bettors that range from ratings to recommending web based sportsbooks and betting sites.

SportsbookReview.com generates expert recommendations for bettors that range from ratings to recommending web based sportsbooks and betting sites.

Legal Gambling In the United States Is Coming or Is It?

When I think about gambling three topics come to mind, illegal March Madness pools, legalized marijuana and the crazy notion that the jury is still out on global warming facts. There are well-funded groups in the U.S. opposed to legal sports betting, weed rights and the facts surrounding the earth heating up at unprecedented levels. Although outside of the US Gambling is widely accepted online, just take a look at sites such as the one at this link.

Sportsbooks will soon be part of an American lifestyle as it is already in Europe and Asia...

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UEFA Champions League Knock Out Stage Infographic Via Guarantee Tickets - Sports Techie blog

UEFA Champions League Knock Out Stage Infographic Via Guarantee Tickets – Sports Techie blog

UEFA Champions League Knock Out Stage Infographic Via Guarantee Tickets

The Sports Techie community blog was contacted by the blogger relations manager at Guarantee Tickets, one of the leading brands in the online ticketing industry about a recently published Infographic that offers a comprehensive breakdown of the upcoming 2015 champions league round of 16. The MLS gets started here in the U.S...

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Sports Technology Making A Difference At FIFA World Cup Brazil, Tennis And Sport Worldwide

Goal-line Technology by GoalControl at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Goal-line Technology by GoalControl at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – image via GoalControl

Sports Technology Making A Difference At FIFA World Cup Brazil, Tennis And Sport Worldwide

Sports Tech is a game-changer, a fact that has morphed global sport with complementary products, systems and solution at the highest professional and collegiate levels. My latest iQ by Intel contribution: How Tech Helps Eliminate Ref Errors at the World Cup and Beyond http://mvb.me/s/40a2fd – touches on the impact sports tech such as goal-line technology has made by being absent and now as an integral part of the history of football, tennis and cricket, worldwide. The NFL, NHL, and NBA are sports tech users, and now MLB and FIFA are too, bravo to all.

The FIFA 2014 World Cup official glt by GoalControl works as a soccer game-changer.

The FIFA 2014 World Cup official glt by GoalControl wor...

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World Cup Field to Fashion Runways: adidas Pure Boost Special Edition

World Cup Field to Fashion Runways: adidas Pure Boost Special Edition

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is halfway through but their is still time to be fashionable with adidas collection. World Cup mania is sweeping the globe, and not just on the pitches and play fields, but now also on the runways and walkways. The adidas World Cup Pure Boost special edition now have the fashion magazines talking soccer, as Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar have recently run stories featuring these swanky fast kicks. The Sports Techie community blog is excited to sharing the latest adidas apparel and gear throughout the tournament with our readers, whether they are looking to lighten up their distance running game with a little World Cup spirit, or want to bring the global soccer madness into their fashion l...

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MLB PrePlay Enhances Second Screen, Fan Experience And Sponsor ROI

PrePlay is a small, independent game studio in New York that produces sports prediction mobile games such as MLB PrePlay

PrePlay is a small, independent game studio in New York that produces sports prediction mobile games such as MLB PrePlay

The sports technology suite of PrePlay free apps allows you and your Sports Techie friends to predict every play of every game and earn currency while watching live sport broadcasts. MLB PrePlay is off to its second year and is the official Major League Baseball prediction game. The New York startup had 25 million predictions in 2013 and is anticipating a whopping 100 million in 2014...

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