“NFL teams including the Dallas Cowboys could soon be abandoning their traditional paper playbooks and game-day printouts of plays in favor of iPads or other tablets,” Daniel Terdiman reports for CNET.
“Pete Walsh, head of technology for the Cowboys, said his team and at least a ‘couple’ of others are currently considering abandoning their playbooks in favor of iPads, a move they feel could save them as much as 5,000 pages of paper printouts per game,” Terdiman reports.
“In a lot of ways, this is exactly what tablets are meant for: easy access to data via wireless networks, high-quality photos, and portability,” Terdiman reports. “And from a coach’s, or player’s perspective, imagine being able to quickly sort through a large set of plays, look at them in a stylish graphical presentation, see animations of them in action, and much more. Or download a photo of the last play seconds later.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: A no-brainer, but the ability to download a photo – or even a video – of the last play within seconds might force some instant replay rules to be changed as it’s not very risky for a coach to toss out the red flag if he can first review the play on his iPad.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dow C.” for the heads up.]