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Data, Not Technology, Is the Key to Innovation in Sports

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

This week during Innovate Celebrate, we had the opportunity to not just see the future of technology and innovation with the conclusion of our Startup of the Year competition, we also heard directly from those already making that happen. One particular panel that was…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Former NFL Star Isaiah Kacyvenski to Speak at Innovate Celebrate 2017

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Being an NFL star is a childhood dream achieved by very few. Playing in high school and college is one thing, but the skill, drive, and hard work it takes to make it in the big leagues is a near Herculean effort. However, once…

Sports

Who Has the Bigger Valuation, NFL Teams or Tech Companies?

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

In recent years, there have been three kinds of celebrities: sports stars, actors, and musicians. However, with the business world becoming more interesting every day, a fourth category has taken hold of the public eye: entrepreneurs. From Elon Musk to Richard Branson, these titans…

Tips & How To’s

3 Business Leadership Lessons From the Life of Tom Brady

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm

With 5 Super Bowl rings to his name, Tom Brady is one of the most successful and iconic football players in NFL history. Whether or not you’re a fan of his team, you’ve got to admit that he has been one of the most…

Sports

Atlanta

Super Bowl LIII Could Be the Most Innovative NFL Game Ever

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm

With the NFL season kicking off tonight, there’s a lot of buzz about who is going to raise the Lombardi trophy at the end of the year. Will the Patriots repeat, solidifying their dynasty? Will the Falcons redeem themselves after the biggest blown lead…

Gear & Gadgets

17 Tech Gadgets & Gear For Tailgating Season

By | Sep 4, 2017 at 8:05 am

With college football kicking off this weekend and NFL football not far behind, it’s time to get ready for tailgating season. That means dusting off your cooler and cornhole boards, but you might also want to take a look at some of the freshest…

Sports

The Top 20 Super Bowl Ads on YouTube Since 2008

By | Feb 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

During the TV time outs there’s a growing tradition that occurs on Super Bowl Sunday that everyone can enjoy, the Super Bowl ads. Each year, upcoming companies and big brands spend millions of dollars trying to capture the viewer’s attention in between the whistle. YouTube recently released their…

Sports

Houston

Watch Super Bowl 51 for Free Without Cable

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

I just became a cord cutter a few weeks ago, and it was very liberating. Until, of course I realized that, even with a Sling TV subscription, there may not be a way to watch Super Bowl 51 from home. But alas – some good news! This year,…

Jobs

Study: You’ll Probably Make More Millions in Tech Than in Pro Sports

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

With 2017 Super Bowl 51 a little over a week away, football fans are getting excited. Football, like any pro sport, carries plenty of appeal: Skill, strength, and piles of cash are the main draws. And while the first two are still undisputed, a new…

Sports

Social Media Rules Lifted for College Football Coaches

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm

It’s no secret that college sports have come under a lot of scrutiny in recent years. Whether it be the questionably non-existent payment structure for athletes or the dubious recruiting practices of coaches, there is never a shortage of controversy when it comes to…

Sports

Tech in Sports Takes a Huge Leap with NFL Data Chips

By | Jul 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm

In 2010, the FIFA World Cup was held in South Africa. I distinctly remember watching one particular game: England versus Germany in the round of 16. In the early stages of the game, Germany (a tournament favorite) had a one goal lead and was…

Sports

ESPN Innovates Sports Technology to Enhance, Not Distract

By | Jun 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Sports has always been a stomping ground for innovative technology, and ESPN is always leading the charge. Whether it be the NFL’s 1st & Ten line from the late 90’s or the recent K-Zone in the MLB, there has been a steady stream of new…

Twitter

Why Twitter Won the Bid for Thursday Night Football

By | Apr 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm

Twitter has been the site of dozens of incredible moments in history: the Egyptian protests were solely fueled by the social media website; the announcement of ice on Mars came through this 140-character medium; and Twitter was even the vehicle by which the world…

Trends

NFL Investing in New Technology for Preventing Concussions

By | Dec 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The National Football League (NFL) recently co-sponsored a research challenge that came up with some winning products in the form of a cushion made for artificial turf, a shock absorbing helmet, and a rubberized tether for slowing down the speed at which a head…

Business

What Startup Teams Can Learn from the World Cup

By | Jul 7, 2014 at 4:30 pm

I’ve been obsessed with the World Cup matches over the last few weeks. I find myself marveling at the elegance of some of the national teams. They have a way of moving fluidly like an amoeba, while striking out flexibly in order to defend…

Gear & Gadgets

Dish Network Tailgater: A Portable HD Satellite From the Back of Your Truck

By | Sep 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Fall is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: it’s football season, baby. Whether you’re thanking the football gods for ending the NFL lockout or are putting on war paint to cheer on your favorite college team, it’s time to…