Quietly flying under the radar in the fitness wearables market is Whoop, a manufacturer of high-end wrist-worn straps that measure data 100 times per second. In what could turn out to be one of the more bizarre licensing agreements ever, the startup struck a deal with the NFL Players Association this week that will make it possible for players to sell their health data.
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Video: Super Bowl Sunday is only a few days away, and all anyone really wants to talk about is deflated footballs. We don't care about any of that. We just like to see how things get made. Here's a New York Times video that shows you the inside of a Wilson Football Factory. They get sewed together, flipped inside out, stitched, shaped and pumped.
Video: The guys at Bad Lip Reading are back with more hilarious mistranslated voiceovers. Their absurd NFL series always makes me crack up and the 2015 video didn't disappoint me at all. Enjoy!
NFL teams across the U.S. have this weekend taken to the grid iron in an effort to scratch another W against their names. These players will play the same as any other Sunday, and like any other Sunday, the sport's biggest threat will remain unaddressed. Sixty-nine concussions have already been reported this year, and odds would suggest, more will be added in the next few hours.
Data Looks Dope's Max Einstein just made this visualisation that charts every touchdown pass that Peyton Manning, who is now the record holder for TD passes, has thrown in his career. Yep, all 510 of them (so far). It shows the distance of each pass along with the receiver who caught it from 1998 to October 19, 2014.
Pro athletes lead a very luxurious life, with trainers ensuring they're always in top physical shape. But they still travel in cramped aeroplanes that weren't designed for seven-footers. Teague design firm and Nike have come up with a solution: a super-luxurious concept jet that caters to a team's every need.
Tonight, when the New York Giants face off against the Buffalo Bills in the first NFL preseason game of the year, something will be different. The game itself will still be the 11-person smash-em-up affair that we all know and love, but the sidelines will be seeing a significant upgrade — the Sideline Viewing System, powered by the Surface Pro 2.
Richard Sherman is a very talented US football player, and I, like many of you, have become a fan. It's clear that in the post-NFC championship days, he's emerged as a divisive character. No matter your opinion, when it comes to Twitter he has some very sage advice. From a post he wrote earlier this week on the MBQ...
The Superbowl? Yeah, I honestly couldn't care less either. Fortunately, an appreciation of American Football is not required to laugh your face off at this clip where various gridiron players have their voices replaced with humorous alternatives. What do you expect from the same people that brought us the stomach-achingly hilarious Mediaeval Fun-Time World?
Competition breeds innovation, especially in sports broadcasting. Think about Australian Cricket in the 1980s. Or today’s multi-billion dollar battle for sports rights and viewer experience bragging-rights between networks owned by ESPN, Fox, ABC and NBC. American sports take on-screen stats and graphics to an obsessive level. Here we look at some of our favourite tech.
The "fun" tech question to ask famous people and/or grandmas in 2013 is what they think of Google Glass. This usually requires slapping Google Glass onto their face, making awkward conversation on how to control it, asking them to do what they do best and then talking about if they think it's the future or not. They almost always say yes.
If you're a fan of the NFL, you'd know that players and coaches stare at printed pictures of replays and call plays from laminated sheets of paper. Yes, even now. No more though — the NFL just announced a partnership with Microsoft that will let coaches and officials use Microsoft Surface on the sidelines instead.
If you like sports and awesome data visualisation, you will love these posters, which can be printed to order in beautiful paper. You can choose the final playoffs of every major sport event since 1903 — 427 brackets from the American MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLS to the European Champions League, the UEFA Euro and FIFA's World Cup.