Miami Dolphins latest to replace huge paper playbooks with Apple iPads

“The Dolphins, fresh off three consecutive losing seasons, have finally decided to join the iPad Generation,” Mike Berardino reports for The South Florida Sun Sentinel.

“Instead of lugging around playbooks the size of the New York City White Pages, players now have their team-issued iPads updated with new entries,” Berardino reports. “‘It’s convenient,’ wide receiver Davone Bess said. ‘Every day we were getting stacks and stacks of papers with the installs. Now they can just download them on the iPad and it’s there — Bam!'”

Berardino reports, “So the Dolphins won’t be killing as many trees under Joe Philbin as they did under Tony Sparano.”

MacDailyNews Take: Paging Greenpeace… Greenpeace free PR addicts… Hello? Hmm, must still be chained to that tree.

Berardino reports, “This new approach truly brings the Dolphins into the modern-day NFL. ‘I love it,’ Dolphins running back Reggie Bush said. ‘It makes it so much simpler, and obviously that’s where technology has taken us nowadays. It’s amazing, and I’m glad we got it.'”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Manny S.” for the heads up.]

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17 Comments

      1. Football players are just aching to use a stylus so the Surface/ZunePad would have been perfect to turn those Dolphins into a winning club.

        1. Soon the NFL will be having drafts for geeks. Instead of “run per yard” the metric will be “lines of code per minute” and “hacking” will supplant “sacking”.

  1. There are plenty of reasons not to have them on the sidelines, but iPads would be fine for practice, team meetings and so players could study at home or in the hotel/team plane on road trips.

    And when a player is cut, you don’t even have to tell him to “bring your playbook” — just remotely wipe the iPad or disable his login.

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