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NFL to use "Tracking Chips" on players ...

Posted: 8/4/2014 3:56 PM

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NFL to use tracking chips on players By Glenn McDonald Published August 04, 2014 .
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Football fans may want to keep an eye on this development: The NFL announced this week that it will be using RFID tracking chips on players during select games in the 2014 season. The high-tech chips — RFID stands for radio-frequency identification — will generate precise positioning data on each player on every play. .
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For the initial rollout, the RFID system will be used in 17 of the NFL’s 31 stadiums. (Astute sports fans will note that the NFL has 32 teams, but the Giants and the Jets share the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.)
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When squaring off in these stadiums, players will actually be tracked by two RFID chips — one in each shoulder pad. Data is broadcast in real-time to provide information on positioning, velocity, direction, distance run and even force-of-impact. .
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All of that data is instantly analyzed by the NFL’s MotionWorks system, which then generates statistics for every play. ... The data can also be instantly incorporated into the visual elements of the TV broadcast. In fact, the MotionWorks system crunches the numbers so quickly that graphics can be added within the broadcast’s standard two-second delay. .
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The upshot of all this is that viewers — not to mention coaches and team executives — will be able to track every players’ movement in the often chaotic scrum of the typical NFL football game. ... When a blocking assignment is missed or a receiver is suddenly wide open in the end zone, fans will know precisely which player screwed up, - and when and where. .
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The system will also generate an entire new field of statistics for fans to obsess over . ... In fact, the MotionWorks system is part of a larger initiative the NFL is calling “Next Generation Statistics.” ...
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The stadiums participating in the 2014 program: Atlanta, Baltimore, Carolina, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, New England, New Orleans, Oakland, San Francisco, St. Louis and Washington. .
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Credit: Fox News

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Posted: 8/4/2014 4:23 PM

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This may be a stupid question but ... why not put these chips into the damn ball so they can get an accurate spot? Or why not put the chips in the shoes to get an accurate read on going out of bounds? Why not use this technology to make officiating stop sucking?

But no, lets do something to boost Fantasy Football revenue instead. What a tool.
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Posted: 8/4/2014 5:15 PM

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Rest easy Dok - this is only the start, definitely more to come. - In fact as we speak BB is probably thinking about how to implant one in Gronk - kind of a "shock (if needed) and monitoring" device.
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Posted: 8/4/2014 7:07 PM

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Long before that Goodell will insist on subcutaneous implants to monitor players for drug use, alcohol consumption, sexual orientation and political affiliation.

What a tool.
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Posted: 8/4/2014 8:09 PM

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NFLPA will never go along.  The first answer back is why not start with Irsay?

 

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Posted: 8/4/2014 9:27 PM

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This is what you get from more cowbell than a bell cow.
What a shame....
Owners do need to look in the mirror.



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Posted: 8/4/2014 9:44 PM

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Posted: 8/4/2014 10:01 PM

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lmao..
obviously some change is always needed for the times..
But really Roger?
lose credibility lose staying power..... tic toc
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Posted: 8/9/2014 12:03 AM

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dokgonzo wrote: This may be a stupid question but ... why not put these chips into the damn ball so they can get an accurate spot? Or why not put the chips in the shoes to get an accurate read on going out of bounds? Why not use this technology to make officiating stop sucking?

But no, lets do something to boost Fantasy Football revenue instead. What a tool.
I've been asking those 2 questions since they invented the RFID chip.
How brain-dead do you have to be to not see how much time and replay effort is wasted when you have technology like RFID and lasers to pinpoint the EXACT - down to a fraction of a millimeter - location of the ball when it's down?
Refs wouldn't even have to see the ball and could keep their blindfolds on ALL the time.
HYATT™

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Posted: 8/9/2014 1:02 AM

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Tebow > Goodell
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Posted: 8/10/2014 9:40 AM

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dokgonzo wrote: This may be a stupid question but ... why not put these chips into the damn ball so they can get an accurate spot? Or why not put the chips in the shoes to get an accurate read on going out of bounds? Why not use this technology to make officiating stop sucking?

But no, lets do something to boost Fantasy Football revenue instead. What a tool.
spot on, Dok ~ If this is used to generate revenue for FF then, NFLPA has a legit gripe. Those wearing the " chips " should have a say in getting a piece of the action. After all it's the American way.

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Posted: 8/10/2014 9:43 AM

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HYATT wrote:
dokgonzo wrote: This may be a stupid question but ... why not put these chips into the damn ball so they can get an accurate spot? Or why not put the chips in the shoes to get an accurate read on going out of bounds? Why not use this technology to make officiating stop sucking?

But no, lets do something to boost Fantasy Football revenue instead. What a tool.
I've been asking those 2 questions since they invented the RFID chip.
How brain-dead do you have to be to not see how much time and replay effort is wasted when you have technology like RFID and lasers to pinpoint the EXACT - down to a fraction of a millimeter - location of the ball when it's down?
Refs wouldn't even have to see the ball and could keep their blindfolds on ALL the time.
More and more Refs have taken their game to a personal level and it not o nly sucks but, it cheets(sp) the fans out of otherwise, a good game.

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Posted: 8/22/2014 3:08 PM

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dokgonzo wrote: This may be a stupid question but ... why not put these chips into the damn ball so they can get an accurate spot? Or why not put the chips in the shoes to get an accurate read on going out of bounds? Why not use this technology to make officiating stop sucking?

But no, lets do something to boost Fantasy Football revenue instead. What a tool.
yes, absolutely agree, I know many people who have been saying the same thing.  No more guessing if the ball crossed the plane, or heck if it went through the uprights

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