The 5-Point Play | February 1, 2019

Welcome to the Vumero Sports 5-Point Play, where we select 5 interesting articles per week from the world of Sports Analytics and Technology!



NFL’s renewed Visa deal promises future cashless Super Bowl

The National Football League (NFL) has extended and expanded its partnership with global payment giant Visa through 2025, in a deal that will see the implementation of the first cashless Super Bowl. Read Full Article



There’s Really Never Been An NFL Dynasty Like The Patriots

It’s another Super Bowl, and it’s another featuring the New England Patriots. FiveThirtyEight have broken down just how dominant the pairing of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick has been over the past 18 years. Read Full Article



Although Alexa won’t be taking the field on Sunday, she will be helping football fans across the country and around the globe answer questions like “Alexa, what time does the Super Bowl start?” or “Alexa, has the Super Bowl ever gone into overtime?” With over 100 million Alexa-enabled devices sold according to The Verge, this Sunday could be a big one for the voice assistant. Read Full Article




Accenture, NFL Coaches Experiment with AR to Draft Plays Faster

While exciting for fans, most sports technology advancements in football have been ways to enhance the experience, not improve the game itself. But now, developers and designers are starting to use these relatively new mixed reality technologies to change the actual sport. Read Full Article



How technology enhanced NFL teams’ player scouting at 2019 Senior Bowl

Looking towards the upcoming NFL Draft, scouts and general viewers alike were given major insights into player performances in this years College Senior Bowl (the showcase of football stars in their final year of college), thanks to to Zebra Technologies, the company behind NFL Next Gen stats. Read Full Article




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