NFL for Microsoft

It’s Sunday! And in just a few short weeks, most of America will be tuned into FOX, NBC and CBS to watch the upcoming season of the National Football League. (Some of us will even adjust our church and work schedules.) Did you know that NFL team photographers take 2 Polaroid shots just before and after the snap at every NFL game? Up until this season, they actually take physical photographs, print them out and run them over to the coaches for analysis throughout the game. Well, that’s about to change!

This coming season, instead of NFL teams using Polaroids to take pictures before and after the snap, each team will now use Surface Tablets by Microsoft. “The tech upgrade comes as part of a deal between the NFL and Microsoft. The new tech, at the very least, gets images to the sidelines 15 to 25 seconds faster than those Polaroid photos of old. Microsoft even developed a private wireless networks in each stadium that are only used by the game tablets.” The Verge

UnknownMicrosoft Surface is the official tablet of the NFL and both are working together to revolutionize the way coaches and medical staff view data about the game, real-time, including play books and managing confusions and other medical data. This is just one of many collaborations between the NFL and Microsoft (see also Xbox). 

Since we’re on the subject, I must say, Here We Go Steelers! (waves terrible towel) Schedule Instagram iCal