Professional gaming has yet to break through to mainstream American culture, despite its online popularity. It has a tiny fan base compared to sports like football or basketball. In the mecca of pro gaming – Korea - it’s a totally different story.
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ESPN caused a little controversy over it’s decision to air its first e-sports tournament, a.k.a, people playing video games professionally — on ESPN 2 earlier this month.
Rob Albericci saw his son Austin’s Little League baseball team struggle to recruit enough kids to fill a roster, and the rising demands of Austin’s football team, the growing pressure for kids to focus on a single sport, to specialize even before they hit puberty.
RFID tags can be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips are usually used as security tags on clothes in stores, but this year they can also be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. As the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions descended upon London this weekend, accompanying them were executives from Zebra […]
A map of Facebook fans of NFL teams across the United States In the first regular season NFL football game of the season last week, the Seattle Seahawks crushed the Green Bay Packers. One way of looking at that: The 46 players wearing Seattle Seahawks uniforms had a higher score than the 46 players in Green Bay […]
Auburn University’s track weaves throughout the gym. When Louisiana State University was designing its new $58 million recreation center, recently, it was partly looking at besting its Southeastern Conference rival, Auburn University, whose new $52.5 million facility opened last August.
The sensors will track the players on the field. Beginning this September, and for the first time ever 17 National Football League stadiums will employ radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to better track how players move on the field during games. The football league has partnered with Zebra Technologies to use its quarter-sized RFID sensors inside the shoulder pads […]
The creators hope the robots can lead chants by real fans too. A struggling Korean baseball team, the Hanwha Eagles, have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches – by bringing in a crowd of robot fans.
To find the right players, college football teams recruit players from all around the country. Now we can now see where most of the recruits come from.
Who needs to go to the game with such great photos? Paul Campos offers the interesting observation that the inflation-adjusted price of tickets to live sports events has been rising for decades while the quality-adjusted price of watching said sports events at home has been falling.