Tampa Bay Buccaneers equip all players with an iPad as a playbook

Being a HUGE Buccaneers fan I always love when Apple gadgets mingle with the world of Football. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have decided to equip all of the players on the team with iPads, and both players and management seem to love the idea.

According to the St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Bay players are having a much easier time lugging their Play books around since having converted the phone directory-sized printed book to a digital version on the iPad.

The team started its love affair with iPads when coach Raheem Morris apparently used one to watch video of team prospects with GM Mark Dominik and player personnel director Dennis Hickey. Now, the players simply flick through plays to watch those that are important to them.

Morris said that it took about two minutes for Buccaneer co-chairman Bryan Glazer to approve the purchase of 90 iPad 2s. Many of the players listen to their own personal soundtracks while watching past game footage and studying plays that are downloaded to the devices automatically. Should a player lose one of the iPads on the road — while visiting the New England Patriots, for example — the team can wipe all of the plays from the device remotely, with the help of the find my iPhone App.

The Bucs are the first NFL team to embrace the iPad, but certainly won’t be the last.


EA drops the price on Madden NFL 11 for iPad in time for the Draft

EA Mobile’s popular Madden NFL 11 for the iPad is now available for $6.99 for a limited time, we are guessing it will only last during the NFL draft, so grab it while you can as this price drop is almost 50% off the regular price of $12.99.

The app brings the gameplay of the Madden iPhone football series to big screen of the iPad. The iPad version makes it easier to draw hot routes for passing, running and defense and includes a vintage football mode that emulates those long-lost days of electric football games.

The game features 32 NFL teams and a roster of over 2,000 current players. You can play head-to-head against friends or play through a 16-game season that lets you make trades and monitor performance stats. Interested Football fans can grab the iPad version of Madden NFL 11 from the App Store.

How to follow the Super Bowl LIVE!

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Today is the day that all football fans have been waiting for, it is finally time for the Super Bowl however not everyone can sit at home in front of the TV and watch the game live, which is why we have compile this list of other ways to follow the game.
The Essential Free Apps for the Super Bowl XLVESPN ScoreCenter. If you are a sports fan, you probably have this one already. If you don’t, get it. It shows “live game details featuring last play, in-game stats, boxscores, game summaries and standings,” among other things. Free.

The Essential Free Apps for the Super Bowl XLVSuper Bowl XLV Official NFL Game Program. This is the official Super Bowl program from the NFL in digital format for the iPad, showing video telling the Packers’ and Steelers’ road to the final, past Super Bowls and clips from the 2010 season. Free.

The Essential Free Apps for the Super Bowl XLVFan Finder. If you are not going to watch the game at home, FanFinder Mobile locates Sports Bars around you. Not only that: It shows you those where you can find people supporting your team. Free.

Game CenterNFL.com Game Center 2010 The official NFL.com Game Center Mobile App for the 2010 season.  The app offers users In-game Big Play audio highlights of every game, Customized “My Team” game alerts, Quarterly audio highlights of the game, and Postgame press conference video of the game. Free

NFL teams to consider the use of iPad as playbook.


This is interesting news for those readers who are interested in Football, according to CNET.com several NFL teams are considering the adoption of iPads for the digitalization of their playbooks.

According to Pete Walsh, head of technology for the Cowboys, a “couple” of NFL teams are currently considering abandoning their playbooks in favor of iPads, this change could potentially save them as much as 5,000 pages of paper printouts per game.

While there is the potential of saving paper, Walsh added that a problem he sees with changing to the iPad is that the iPad isn’t seen in the NFL’s technology circles as being secure enough yet. For Walsh, who reports to famous Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the mandate is clearly to protect the Cowboys’ intellectual property, and so he seemed prepared to wait to make the switch until he and his peers feel that devices like the iPad or its competitors can be used without causing anyone to lose sleep over how they might expose a team’s plans.

We are interested in seeing whether other teams might consider this as well, perhaps even in other sports. Personally I would love to me my Buccaneers implement the iPad in their play selection.

CBS Sports updates pro football iPad app

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CBS updates their Pro Football iPad App just in time for the AFC and NFC Championships. iPad owners how get play-by-play action, scoring updates, streaming video, lineups, and even control over their CBS Sports fantasy football teams. Personally I would have loved to follow the Buccaneers on their way to the Superbowl however I am just as pleased using this App to follow the road to the Superbowl for the remaining teams.

Football fans can download the free app from the Apple App Store