I read an article this morning that immediately caught my eye:
Tablet computers are a game-changer in professional sports
It seems as though sports franchises are increasingly looking to personal media devices to help their players out in game preparation:
Here are the main takeaways from the article:
- The Bucs and the Baltimore Ravens have purchased iPads for their players and coaches to use instead of the standard playbook. Baseball and hockey leagues have also taken notice of the advantages of mobile technology.
- These devices are slowly starting to change the way professional teams operate, offering high-quality video and Internet connectivity almost anywhere.
- The Bucs first developed a customized application on the iPad as a draft tool to allow coaches to watch college games while evaluating players involved in the draft, said head coach Raheem Morris.
- Even if the NFL allowed computer tablets on the sidelines, it’s unlikely that Apple’s iPads would be used, because the league’s major sponsor Motorola has a tablet, the Xoom.
- The National Hockey League is also utilizing mobile technology, allowing its live games to be broadcast through paid subscriptions toNHL GameCenter Live on mobile devices including tablets.