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It feels great to stick it to the cable (or satellite) company and cut the cord once and for all, rather than continue to pay for bloated TV packages with a handful of channels you actually watch, and a whole bunch more that you don't. That's all well and good, but what if you want to watch Super Bowl LIII? Good news, cord cutters, you won't need a traditional cable package to watch the 2019 Super Bowl. Of course, that's still the easiest route. If you subscribe to a cable or satellite TV service, then you probably have access to local channels through your package. This year's Super Bowl will air on CBS on Sunday, February 3, at 6:30 pm ET. The game will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in... Read more...
If you're a fan of both the National Football League and Fortnite (and who isn't), Epic Games has a treat in store for you this week. The company has announced a partnership with the NFL that will see all 32-team uniforms available to Fortnite players starting Friday, November 9th at 7pm EST. The outfits will be available directly from the Fortnite Item Shop, and in addition to the official NFL teams, there will be a separate "unique" Fortnite team outfit as well. You'll be able to pick a player number from 1 through 99, allowing you to have some semblance to your favorite gridiron bruiser. You'll be able to purchase and customize up to eight outfits. But the team outfits aren't the only... Read more...
Are you ready for some football? Amazon sure is—the online retailer has inked a one-year agreement with the National Football League (NFL) to stream 10 Thursday night games to its Prime subscribers. It is paying $50 million for the privilege, which is 500 percent more than the NFL's prior agreement with Twitter over streaming rights, and for the same number of games.Twitter got off to a fast start last year when nearly a quarter of a million viewers tuned into its first streamed NFL game featuring the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. Sure, that was a drop in the bucket compared to the 15.4 million that watched the same game through CBS, but for a first shot on social media, the number of viewers... Read more...
Given how popular drones are nowadays, it's becoming more common to see them put to use in new and imaginative ways. Unfortunately, folks don't always know where and when it's safe to fly them. In some cases, users might know, but still disregard the rules put in place for safety in the skies, and instead just take their chances anyway. And it just so happens Lady Gaga is a performer known for taking chances...  We learn today that the NFL might betray a no fly order from the FAA (as the organization has put in place in the past) at tonight's Super Bowl Half-Time show, though something tells us they probably have pre-clearance. Regardless, earlier this week, the Federal Aviation... Read more...
It's the dream of many youngsters to grow and be involved in the NFL, whether it's to be a player or a member of the team staff. But for obvious reasons, an elite few actually get to fulfill that dream. Fortunately, the future is looking great for allowing the rest of us to get a mere taste of what it's like to be in the NFL, with virtual reality set to become the next-best-thing to actually being in the NFL. Last December, we wrote about Google working with the NFL to produce a VR look at the New England Patriots, and for fans of the team, it proved to be a real treat. Now, the NFL has announced that the VR love isn't about to stop, with NFL Films set to produce a nine-part series that will... Read more...
Microsoft Surface tablets have come under fire by one of the most successful head coaches in the history of the National Football League and by extension one of the most successful NFL teams, so the exposure is significant. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is done with using tablets on the sidelines. As outside observers of a sport, it's sometimes easy to dismiss the complexities surrounding the games we watch. While in all team sports, coordination between team staff is important, it's downright imperative in the game of Football and for the NFL. Depth charts, team formation photos, phone calls -- there are many bits of information can make or break a play. Football is quite... Read more...
You can expect to see more canned content and less of the interesting stuff from the professional football teams you follow on social media. That's because the NFL, or No Fun League National Football League, has issued new rules to teams that prevent them from posting certain content such as animated GIFs, lest they be hit with a fine of up to $100,000. Image Source: Flickr (Josh Hallett) All 32 NFL teams received a pair of memos outlining the new policies. Starting on Wednesday, teams will no longer be allowed to record video inside the stadium during the game and post it to Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media account. They're also barred from streaming live video within the stadium,... Read more...
If you're without a cable TV subscription and have no access to legal sports streams online, chances are (probably) pretty good that you stumbled over to Twitter on Thursday night. That's where you would have found the NFL match-up between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. Or, perhaps you were simply on Twitter and happened to notice it in the side-bar.  Reuters is reporting that some 243,000 viewers tuned into the game through the tweeting social network, with viewers heaping praise onto it. And while 243K is a drop in the bucket compared to the 15.4 million that tuned in through CBS, for a first go, the numbers are impressive nonetheless. Consider this: people who can watch through... Read more...
With the first week of the NFL regular season now under our belts, we’re ready to root for our favorite teams (and tweak our Fantasy Football lineups) as we head into Week 2. If you don’t have time to hop in front of a TV to catch tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets, you now have a new option. Twitter will broadcast tonight’s game in its entirety, and all you need to do is head to your Twitter feed to enjoy the gridiron action. Granted, the Bills and Jets don’t have the same kind of appeal as the season opener, which was a Super Bowl 50 rematch between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, but we can’t argue with a new, free medium to... Read more...
The Xbox One S has barely been on the market for a month, but Microsoft is already promoting both its latest console and the newest in a long line of Madden games. In this case, today is the launch of Madden NFL 17 and the Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Custom Console Sweepstakes. For the sweepstakes, Microsoft decided to design 32 custom Xbox One S consoles to represent each of the teams currently playing in the NFL. In addition to the snazzy paint job and team logo (Go Panthers!), each console will come with a 1TB HDD installed along with, of course, a copy of Madden NFL 17. Microsoft doesn’t mention if the consoles come with a color-matched controller, so we’re guessing that you’ll just receive... Read more...
Football (or American Football, for those of you outside of the U.S.) season is finally among us! Well, preseason football anyway, which is still an exciting time for fans of the sport. There are plenty of intriguing story lines leading into this season, such as Tom Brady's four game suspension that will see backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo get the start for the New England Patriots, and you may get to watch some of them play out live on Apple TV using Twitter's mobile app.Having outbid Facebook and other tech giants to secure the rights to live-stream National Football Games (NFL) games on Thursday nights, Twitter is looking for how best to present the games and maximize streaming ad revenue.... Read more...
I just had one of those "Oh s**t!" moments. What prompted it was a short video from Microsoft teasing a whole new level of immersion with professional football, one that can only be made possible through augmented reality (AR), and in this case, HoloLens. I'll admit, I was a bit tepid towards HoloLens, but not anymore. HoloLens is different from headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, both of which plunge you into a virtual reality (VR), be it a rendered video game world or a real life location. Instead of transporting you to another place, HoloLens augments your own surroundings, turning real-life objects into virtual ones. There's an obvious application there for gaming, but what Microsoft... Read more...
Like the injured Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Microsoft just can't seem to catch a break in the National Football League. Last night during a match up between Romo's team and the Washington Redskins, a technical issue sidelined the Surface Pro 3 tablets that Microsoft supplies to each team. It's the latest fumble in Microsoft's $400 million investment inked in 2014 to make Surface the official tablet of the NFL through 2019. During its season debut, announcers mistakenly referred to the Surface tablets on iPads on national TV, giving Microsoft's rival free advertising on one of the world's biggest stages. Things got off to a rocky start for the 2015 season with Surface again being called... Read more...
It's usually assured that any Sunday night football game is going to have a certain draw to it, but the one that went down this past Sunday night (10/18) between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots had the makings of being an epic slug fest of rivals. Ahem. I am a huge Colts fan, and that's a little interesting when HotHardware's Paul Lilly and head honcho Dave Altavilla are major Patriots fans. In fact, given my geographical location (east coast Canada), many that surround me are Pats fans, so when this matchup goes down, things get tense. Sometimes they also get exciting. Other times, they may get downright embarrassing. So embarrassing, for example, that I just want to hide under... Read more...
In one of the most highly anticipated games of the season, quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers last Thursday to kick off the National Football League (NFL) season. The first game of the season is always popular, though this particular match-up drew interest from fans wondering how Brady would fare after being dogged in the media for the past seven months over something known as Deflategate. With all that attention, Microsoft can't be pleased that on-air commentators are still referring to its sponsored Surface tablet as an iPad. Back in 2013, Microsoft inked a $400 million deal with the NFL to promote the Surface. Microsoft agreed to supply teams... Read more...
Are you ready for some football? It's tough to see summer come to an end, but as a consolation prize, a new NFL season waits in the wings and there are plenty of story lines to make this upcoming season a memorable one. But we're not here to talk about a ticked off Tom Brady exacting vengeance on the field or how Adrian Peterson will fare after missing all but a single game last season.Instead, this is about Microsoft's continued efforts to gain exposure for its Surface line through a partnership with the NFL. For the upcoming season, coaches on the sidelines will receive Surface Pro 3 tablets to replace the Surface Pro 2 slates they used last year. They'll be weather-proofed to protect from... Read more...
In a further step towards achieving its goal of absolute world sports dominance, the National Football League has announced that they will present a football game during the upcoming 2015 season that will air only on the Internet. Monday, at the annual league owner's meetings being held in Phoenix, the NFL made the decision to sell the rights to the October 4th contest between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills to a digital distribution company. The Week 7 game, one of three NFL matches that will take place in London during 2015, will begin at 9:30AM EST. For fans in the local Jacksonville and Buffalo markets, the Jaguars-Bills matchup will be broadcast on over-the-air networks. It... Read more...
Recent comments made by the National Football League's highest paid player underscore the challenge Microsoft faces in promoting its Surface tablet line as not only a legitimate notebook replacement, but also a separate product from the iPad, which has come to represent the tablet market for the majority of mainstream users. Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler described the league-provided Surface Pro 2 tablets as "Knockoff iPads," according to a Twitter post by ESPN's Jon Greenberg. In a follow-up tweet, Greenberg added a bit of context by saying, "Cutler did say the Surface tablets work great. He just didn't know who made them or what they're called." That's called damage control, folks. Cutler... Read more...
Apple just got sacked by Bose after the audio company blitzed the National Football League (NFL) to become the league's official headphone and headset brand. Bose and the NFL extended their sponsorship agreement back in March, and as part of the deal, players and coaches must remove headphones from any other manufacturer during televised interviews. That includes Beats by Dre, a popular brand among professional athletes such as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, both of which have endorsed the Beats by Dre brand in the company's "Hear What You Want" commercials. The press release announcing the extended sponsorship agreement doesn't... Read more...
Looks like Electronic Arts is not holding back this year with its sports games. The video game publisher is expecting to make around $1 billion in revenue from downloadable content and is also taking steps to crack down on cheaters for its various sports titles. Madden NFL 15 is one of the key games to EA’s strategy. Aside from players paying $60 for the standard game, EA is pumping out a plethora of add-on content such as Ultimate Team players, jerseys, coaches, playbooks, and stadiums. The Madden Ultimate Team packs, which can be purchased with Madden Points, are a huge moneymaker for EA that comes with at least one gold or elite player, nine other players, and some. Analysts, such as... Read more...
Good news, football fans -- the NFL today announced new distribution partnerships with Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire, along with the Roku streaming platform for NFL Now, which is scheduled to launch in August ahead of the 2014 NFL season. NFL Now will be personalized based on each fan's interests, so they can follow the NFL how they want, where they want, and when they want. You'll be able to pick your favorite team, fantasy players, and which videos you like or don't like. Based on your choices, the content stream will be personalized to deliver customizable news, analysis, and highlights. NFL Now will also grant access to on-demand NFL video content. "We’re thrilled to bring on a trusted... Read more...
Microsoft has always worked hard to pitch its Xbox 360 console as more than just a gaming box, but a legitimate media center, and those efforts continue with its upcoming Xbox One due out in November. Putting its money where its mouth is at, Microsoft in May announced a multi-year partnership with the NFL to bring exclusive interactive football experiences to fans at home on the Xbox One. Today Microsoft unveiled a few more details about that partnership. The NFL app on Xbox One will deliver to users interactivity to live games, stats, scores, highlights, and NFL.com Fantasy Football teams together on the TV. "Xbox One will personalize your NFL experience, for your team, with the best content... Read more...
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