NFL players, coaches now using Microsoft’s Surface tablet during games

This upcoming football season, NFL players and coaches have the option to use a new device that will help them make more efficient in-game improvements: The Surface Pro 2. Microsoft is equipping teams this fall with customized tablets — 13 for players on the sidelines and another 12 for offensive and defensive coordinators in the coaching boxes. The weather-proof… Read More


How to watch the NFL Draft on your Xbox One

If you plan to watch the NFL Draft tonight and own an Xbox One, the NFL app might be worth checking out. Microsoft has beefed up its NFL app to include a couple neat features developed specifically for the Draft, where hundreds of college football stars will find out where they’ll be playing professionally. Xbox Live… Read More


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