I happen to think that, while the technology still needs work, the idea of a football with a transmitter installed in it to make tracking the position and orientation of the ball more accurate for measurement is a good one. Is it one of those newfangled developments that will meet resistance from the old guard? Sure. But I bet that the technology was developed via funding from Disney will make it easier to overcome that resistance.
The engineers developed this using funding from Disney Research. Not coincidentally, Disney owns ESPN. The researchers initially envisioned this simply as a way to let TV viewers more easily see the ball at home, like the NHL’s infamous glowing puck experiment during the 90’s.
You don’t say no to ESPN easily.
I’m amused that even the computer formulas get sucked into preseason rankings bias.
Grab a plate and dig in.
- What do you get if you marry college athletics revenue to player win shares? A lot of underpaid basketball players.
- Brice Ramsey feels more comfortable this year.
- Georgia Tech’s assistant athletic director for communications and public relations thinks Twitter could be great for driving revenue and donations. Any port in a storm, brother.
- Speaking of Twitter, in hindsight, maybe this wasn’t such a good idea.
- The receivers are too good for this, but there are times when I can’t help but wonder if Georgia should just load up blockers on the line and pound the crap out of other teams this season with the running game.
- Andy Staples has a good piece on how coaches who don’t land five-stars after five-stars have to project futures for the recruits they do get.
- And while I think the recruiting services do a decent job evaluating talent overall, it always amuses me when they don’t see kids like Todd Gurley and Amari Cooper coming.
- And here’s the latest “we’re from the government and we’re here to help” department. Hey, it’s bipartisan!
Let’s face it – would you rather have a ticket with a coupon you could trade for a burger after the game, or a ticket that smells like a burger before the game?
A light nosh before SEC Media Days kicks off.
Some things to take your mind off… well, you know what.