Some very interesting stuff in today’s edition of Joe Pompliano’s Huddle Up newsletter, which features two very futuristic Nike Projects. The first is a climate-controlled “smart chair,” which I expect is something we’ll see sooner than later: The chair contains hundreds of biometric sensors and thermal transducers which keep an athletes “active” muscles at an optimal temperature to re-enter […]
From Sportico: Big Ten football is back after conference presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to resume play the weekend of October 23. And why? The conference says it is because of better access to faster testing. But pressure from fans, parents, lawsuits, and politicians also had to factor in. But of course, there’s really only one […]
No, I don’t mean “hacking” as in the way I struggle along the golf course, but actual hacking: The Singapore Island Country Club dialed 999 after declaring that its online golf session booking system had been “compromised” thanks to “millions” of online booking attempts daily, according to Channel News Asia. Tech-savvy golfers, it appeared, were using scripts […]
As I’ve previously written about (here and here), I predicted that one of the effects of the pandemic on the sports world would be the increasing partisan politicization of the formerly “neutral” US sports scene. With the Big 10 football season cancelled, we’re now seeing some of this acceleration at play: Republican lawmakers are calling […]
In a pretty historic deal, the University of Colorado has signed the first sponsorship agreement with the sportsbook PointsBet. From Front Office Sports: The partnership includes support for the school’s Scripps Leadership and Career Development Program and will “emphasize and create awareness around responsible gaming and sports betting education,” according to a release, which could […]
Interesting and somewhat unexpected story from Reuters, detailing the American threat to pull out of the World Anti-Doping Agency. This is big: under current rules, this would effectively bar American athletes from Olympic competition, along with most major international competition. But why? It’s not totally clear what’s driving the move. From the article: A report […]
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