Category Archives: Science Marches Onward
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.
- Here’s a look at the “science” behind those recruiting rankings.
- In lieu of stupid fireworks clips for the Fourth, here’s a pretty neat look at fireworks filmed from a drone’s perspective.
- From the perspective of a Rutgers blogger, this is about as cynical a “thanks, Big Ten” as you’ll read.
- The pro sports players unions sure like Kessler’s antitrust lawsuit.
- How did TAMU’s 2013 passing attack spread the ball around compared to the rest of the SEC?
- Pay no attention to this week’s SEC preseason media poll.
- 247Sports ranks the top five quarterbacks in the SEC East since 1992. Georgia is well represented.
- Georgia trolls, you’ve got a new home.
Some things to take your mind off… well, you know what.
- The most expensive ticket in college football is…
- Here’s the upcoming 2014 SEC Football Media Days schedule. How many people do you think stick around for Mark Stoops?
- Paul Johnson sounds more upset about the satellite camps like Georgia State’s than Mark Richt does.
- Athlon picks Georgia to win the SEC East this season.
- It turns out there is an internet sarcasm detector. Where can I get one?
- WTF, Steve Patterson?
- You may remember Mark Shurtleff, fearless crusader for antitrust justice. Things may not be going so swell for him these days.
- An excellent reminder about why way-too-early predicting is a fool’s blogging errand.
- Mark Richt sees Daryl Jones’ departure as an opportunity to restructure Georgia’s recruiting set up.
- Gordon Gee thinks “everyone won” Tatgate. I wonder if Jim Delany would agree.