NFL and Microsoft Get Hot and Heavy

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Three years back Microsoft and the NFL inked a 400 Million dollar, 5-year deal for the NFL’s interactive TV rights. While this agreement helped get Microsoft Surface Pros on the sidelines; inept play-by-play announcers continued to call them I-Pads on national TV.

This year Microsoft are giving coaches the new Surface Pro 3 for the sidelines. They are bigger, lighter, weather proof and now have the ability to play 7 seconds of action out of every play. Also new will be enhanced whiteboard app with customizable colors. Officials will also have the capacity to use the a Surface Pro 3 in play reviews.

That’s not all Microsoft has redesigned their NFL App with a new interface and what they are calling Next Gen Stats. The app will track stats like current speed, top speed, and distance traveled. So soon you will be able to know just how far Alex Smith underthrew his receiver. The point of having this data is so the app can feature an in-house, season-long, game where people will be able to select which player they think will be the fastest person in the play or who will run the furthest. With weekly winners getting signed memorabilia like Joe Flacco’s autographed jersey, one of Lazerfaces kid, or Antonio Cromartie’s Last Child Support Check and a season winner will receive tickets to the Super Bowl. Basic Nex-Gen Stats are expected to be ready by season starts with the possibility of updates being patched in over the course of the season.
(Gizmodo screengrab)

Fantasy Football folks will also be able to set up their teams and have live updates stream regardless of what you are doing. You can also select up to two “Favorite” NFL teams  and watch thier highlights where you can actually see how players moved around the field. How? During the past offseason, all NFL players were secretly tagged like they were Cecil the Lion. Oh, wait apparently all shoulder pads now come with RFID chips.

I know what many of you are asking now. How do I get this app? Well own an X-Box One, of course, or I hope you registered for your free Windows 10 upgrade because there will be a similar app there as well.

 

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Curse of Marino
Curse of Marino

NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERDS

Darkest Timeline Zack Morris

Hey Duchess, sorry I dropped a steaming pile of Bills on you. I even checked in the backend.

ballsofsteelandfury

Checking out the back end, eh?

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Why Thank You Eddie
Why Thank You Eddie

Call me big daddy when you back that thing up, yes Mr. President?

MikeMartzColorsDontRun

Some people charge extra for that

/BuffaloSteamer

Old School Zero

We’re sorry, your copy of “The Tennessee Titans” is no longer compatible with this version of the NFL. Please upgrade every single position in order to continue.

Horatio Cornblower

The Ben will be playing Call of Duty all game long, book it.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I *did* update to Windows 10! It’s fine, except that 5 out of my 6 “most used” programs are ones I’ve never opened in the entire life of this computer.

Doktor Zymm

That picture is from the movie “The Lost Boys”
I watched that on VHS so much in 7-9th grade.

NotAnUproxxSpy
NotAnUproxxSpy

This definitely gets the Russ Wilson patented “Cross-marketing Circle Jerk” stamp of approval

NotAnUproxxSpy
NotAnUproxxSpy

Also I’m completely out of juice on this proxy joke account concept, maybe someone cleverer like Son of Spam could have gotten more mileage out of it- but I’m officially retiring .
and the big true detectivesque reveal is that it was me, Mike Martz Colors Don’t Run, all along
so I will now be commenting as myself REJOICE and continue giving zero shits!

Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook

I totally thought you were an Uproxx spy who was only saying he wasn’t a spy just to throw us off the trail.

Old School Zero

So, wait, can you mow my lawn?

Darkest Timeline Zack Morris

Every time I saw you, it made me laugh. So thank you.
http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/en.futurama/images/4/40/HughMan.jpg

Bloody Lethal
Bloody Lethal
laserguru

And you would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for these meddlesome bloggers!

Senor Weaselo

I was kinda hoping you’d be Rill/Romocop.

MikeMartzColorsDontRun

WELL IM NOT AND I NEVER WILL BE!
*runs off crying*

blaxabbath

Anyone else read the “This is great” button as Jim Rome?

JerBear50
JerBear50
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
blaxabbath

It’s going to be great to watch the graphic spike as RG3 races towards the sideline on the first play of week 1 — right before it zeroes out as his knee explodes.

blaxabbath

The NFLPA could a learn a thing or two from Microsoft about crashing.

Also negotiating with the NFL.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Brick Meathook
Brick Meathook
JerBear50
JerBear50

Sorry, Jonah Ray just isn’t funny.