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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneer Players Get iPads Instead of Playbooks



    I wish I would have got drafted by Tampa Bay. It didn't happen, I've moved on from football, but I cant help but be envious of the Buccaneer players. The Tamp Bay players have been given iPads instead of the traditional encyclopedia-like playbooks.

    The benefits apparently are huge. Managing playbooks is an incredibly annoying task. We've all organized binders for class or work, but the paranoia that surrounds playbooks is ridiculous. From personal experience, the information used for each game is given out at the beginning of the week, and collected before game time, and then destroyed so it doesn't fall into the wrong hands. Team playbooks are even more closely guarded. Players who get cut during camp must turn in their playbooks before leaving, and if they don't, teams go to great lengths to recover the "stolen" material for fear of it being sold to other teams.

    Having all of this information on an iPad makes the recovery of such information infinitely easier. If a player loses, forgets, or steals his iPad playbook, the information can be remotely wiped preventing the loss of team secrets.

    The larger benefits though is the ability of players to easily search for plays, signals, formations, video, and other information they need to study based on keywords. Players no longer need to spend time burning DVDs to watch old game film and flip through countless pages to study their opponents, all of this information is downloaded to the iPad playbooks automatically.

    The only downside is that players could possibly forgo studying anything altogether and simply become mindless web video absorbing drones.

    Source: Yahoo Sports
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Tampay Bay Buccaneer Players Get iPads Instead of Playbooks started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. deathbybunnies6's Avatar
      deathbybunnies6 -
      Hey, there's a typo in the title
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      No pun intended?
    1. Wolftamer's Avatar
      Wolftamer -
      "Angry Birds 32, Angry Birds 32, Hike!"
    1. dylans88keys's Avatar
      dylans88keys -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wolftamer View Post
      "Angry Birds 32, Angry Birds 32, Hike!"
      haha
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      I'd envy their high salary and the woman they get before I envy them for having an iPad.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Lol I thought at first it meant Blackberry Playbook
    1. bigliquid530's Avatar
      bigliquid530 -
      Well you know one of the players will JailBreak there's it will only be in time till someone SHSHs into it
    1. syedsufyan's Avatar
      syedsufyan -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Lol I thought at first it meant Blackberry Playbook
      +1. Though they should get the playbook
    1. Kinkme93's Avatar
      Kinkme93 -
      Wow there already overpaid & still get free iPads how lovely. Doctors should get iPads since they actually do stuff to help people.
    1. indyracer05's Avatar
      indyracer05 -
      Instead of the QB having his plays on his wrist, i could totally see him having an iphone instead X)
    1. NArush's Avatar
      NArush -
      Maybe that'll help them get ring #3.. Won't catch my Steeluhs tho..
    1. eclipticrider's Avatar
      eclipticrider -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Lol I thought at first it meant Blackberry Playbook
      I thought the same thing. Shows what nerds we are LOL.
    1. iphone?3gs's Avatar
      iphone?3gs -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Lol I thought at first it meant Blackberry Playbook
      Me too
    1. mawinget's Avatar
      mawinget -
      Quote Originally Posted by NArush View Post
      Maybe that'll help them get ring #3.. Won't catch my Steeluhs tho..
      They might want to try for ring #2 first.