Uber now driving drunk NFL players home

If you’re looking to catch a ride through Uber in the coming months, your driver’s last passenger may have been a football star. The ride-for-hire company has partnered with the NFL Players Association to be the transportation partner for football players across the country looking for rides when they’re out on the town. “We wanted… Read More


New Madden 25 promo is another example of Russell Wilson’s superiority over Colin Kaepernick

The hype surrounding both the Seattle Seahawks and EA Sports’ Madden NFL 25 game are sky-high right now, and both entities collide in a new commercial that features Hawks star quarterback Russell Wilson. The 70-second promo, titled “Summer Camp,” tells a funny fictitious story about Wilson and equally-popular San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The talented… Read More


Sports-med company raises fresh cash to detect concussions in real time with neck patches

Preventing concussions in sports is a hot topic with more than 3.8 million sports brain injuries occuring per year across all levels from youngsters to professionals. Seattle-based X2 Biosystems is trying to fix that problem with high-tech neck patches and mouthguards that can immediately send teams concussion data on the sidelines. According to an SEC filing posted today,… Read More


Facebook app coming to Windows 8, along with Flipboard, NFL Fantasy Football

For Facebook fans using Windows 8 devices, today brings good news. At Microsoft’s Build conference today in San Francisco, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Facebook is finally building a native app for Windows 8. Two more apps are also coming to the Windows platform: Flipboard and NFL Fantasy Football, which is not surprising considering Microsoft’s new… Read More


NFL commish says new multi-year partnership with Microsoft will ‘change the game of football’

The nation’s most popular sport is about to get real geeky thanks in large part to technology from Microsoft. During today’s big Xbox One launch in Redmond, Microsoft announced a new multi-year partnership with the NFL that will, according to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, “change the game of football.” is reporting that the deal is for five years and… Read More


‘Sports Hack Day’ Diary: Pitching ideas, picking teams and getting started on a football ‘PED or Not’ app

SEATTLE — Ready, set, hack. Just 12 hours after kickoff and we’re well underway at Sports Hack Day. I’m here at the HUB Seattle documenting my first-ever hackathon experience and am already realizing what a melting pot of wicked smart ideas these things are. We got started Friday night with a keynote from Vantage CTO Cameron Tangney and… Read More


Seahawks Sunday: Tech tips to help you follow the big playoff game against Washington

Don’t expect to see many people on the streets of Seattle tomorrow afternoon. That’s because thousands will be tucked inside local homes, bars, and restaurants, huddled around the television as the hometown Seahawks take on the Washington Redskins in a much-anticipated first round, NFL wild card playoff game in D.C. While we’ll be nearly 3,000… Read More


App of the Week: NFL Kicker 13

Remember the days of flicking a paper triangle through the ‘goalposts’ of your friend’s hands? Here’s the digital version of that game, officially sanctioned by the NFL. I’ve been having lots of fun with this app, despite one annoyance. The app is “NFL Kicker 13,” available for 99 cents for iPhone, iPad and Android and… Read More