Fun one this week! Embedded NHL pucks and wearable NBA sensor technology lead us off. Is NFL offense dead? How about using soccer playmakers out wide? Oh, and the O's got a good one.
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This Week's Lineup
NHL’s Sensor-Embedded Puck Allows for Better Broadcast Stats, Graphics
The puck’s new LED placement moved from the creamy center of an Oreo cookie to its chocolate outer layers.
The NBA Is Turning To Wearable Sensors To Prevent Player Injuries
Sewn-in fabric technology might be the first of several solutions to help alleviate injuries.
NFL Offense Is Dead?
Scoring is at its lowest level since the 2009 season. QBs are throwing deep less, and two-high coverage on early downs is being seen more. Will it persist for the rest of the season?
Is Using Talented Playmakers Out Wide a Net Positive?
Looks at the kind of relationships certain types of wide attacker form and how they benefit the team as a whole.
Adley Rutschman’s Smashing Rookie Season Success
Before and after review of Rutschman’s arrival for the Orioles and a stat breakdown of the game's top prospect entering the season.
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