The Denver Broncos have dropped their 500 page printed playbook and have upgraded to iPad.
The Denver Post has the details:
This season, the team will hand out iPads that feature the week’s game plan, scouting reports, video clips and other relevant data… A key component to the software is that it runs in the background even when a player is not reviewing the playbook, enabling the app to determine when a coach has an update to push to players, such as a new short-yardage and goal-line package… When a player isn’t connected to Wi-Fi, the app will update using the iPad’s high-speed connection on Verizon’s LTE network.
This is a move you can fully expect to see from every major sport in the near future. Several NBA teams are currently using iPad for this very reason. But the main issue for me is content. Constantly updated scouting info, film, and pushed content…this is the future of sports.
Now if they can just figure out how to wire one directly into Peyton Manning……