If you’re looking for more proof that technology has managed to integrate itself into our lives, football team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have all been given an iPad 2 each, or to be more specific, 90 iPad 2s have been distributed to each and every one of their players.
A couple of days ago we reported that United Airlines was in the process of transitioning their pilots from lugging around super heavy flight bags that contained various thick manuals, and now it seems that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be doing the same transitioning.
They will be replacing their playbooks (not to be confused with the Blackberry Playbook) with iPad 2s, which are not only more streamlined but will also be able to provide the same information and more to the players. So instead of having to lug a thick playbook around with them or gather around a projector to watch playbacks and various clips, the iPad 2s will be providing all of that information from the comfort of the players’ home.
While we’re not sure if the iPad 2 will actually help them to win any games but from a technology standpoint, we think it’s pretty cool at the convenience and efficiency the iPad 2 (and any other tablet for that matter) has brought about not just to our daily lives, but to businesses and now sports.
- 2014-02-13: iPad 2 Production Reportedly Nearing Its End
- 2013-10-21: iPad 2 Is Still Apple's Most Widely Used Tablet
- 2013-04-23: Refurbished iPad 2 And iPad 3 Prices Slashed By Apple
- 2012-11-30: 7 Chinese Jailed In "Kidney For iPad" Trial
- 2012-10-22: Apple rumored to phase out iPad 2 after iPad mini goes on sale
- 2011-11-21: iShred snowboard comes with an iPad built into it
- 2011-11-10: Footballers in the UK get QR codes shaved into their head
- 2011-08-30: Sky Go trolley lets you watch sports while shopping
- 2011-08-01: X2IMPACT's "intelligent mouthguard" will collect data during football games
- 2011-04-04: EA Sports and Orad Virtual Playbook makes game analysis more interesting