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The Technology of Sports

On Thursday, September 9th, the NFL kicks off its 2010 Regular Season with a rematch of the 2009 NFC Championship game between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings in New Orleans. What better time for us to take another look at technology in sports!

We’ll discuss how technology has greatly changed and improved (?) how athletes prepare, such as through video analysis of specific motions, workout regiments that are targeted to individual muscle groups and for specific activities, and focused diet regiments as well.

We’ll also discuss how communications technology (Internet, the Red Zone Channel, DirecTV Sunday Ticket, mobile TV) allows fans to consume the game differently – not just by watching more games, but also by focusing in on just their favorite players. This also touches Fantasy Football, which has become a driver of the NFL’s & all sports’ growth. We’ll be joined by NFL greats and Superbowl champs Ronnie Lott and Lional Dalton. You’ll want to tune in to get their perspective on the game and the enhancements technology has brought.

A word about our guests…

Clearly, there are numerous videos you can watch on the great Ronnie Lott, here is one I enjoy. Here is #42’s official bio…
The name Ronnie Lott screams toughness and excellence. As a ten-time Pro Bowl selection and a first-ballot Hall of Famer, Ronnie is one of the most respected figures in professional sports. Add his four Super Bowl rings with the San Francisco 49ers to what was arguably his best season, leading the NFL in interceptions with the Oakland Raiders, and you’ve heard only part of the story. Off the field, Lott is known as a tireless advocate for children. His nonprofit, All Stars Helping Kids, has raised millions of dollars to improve the lives of at-risk young people. Even more, Ronnie is a coach and catalyst for other athletes who have a heart for making their communities a better place. In football and in life, Ronnie will forever be known as one of the hardest hitters of all time. When you collide with Ronnie Lott, you feel the impact.

In SPORTStweet: What I Learned from Coaches About Sports and Life, football legend Ronnie Lott has thrown open the doors to the secrets that made him the toughest defensive back of all time and unearths his driving motivations in short, readable profiles from his days before, during, and after the NFL.

Get behind the scenes to see the synergy between Lott, Montana, and Rice, and sneak a taste of the coaching geniuses that made the 49ers and the USC Trojans iconic sports dynasties. Get personal with Ronnie as he reflects on life and relationships and get pumped up by his inspirational words.

“If you can just get in the periphery of greatness,” writes Lott, “some of it is bound to rub off on you.” This book gets you close to a champion. It shows you the heart of greatness—the heart behind the hit!

#SPORTStweet is a treasure-trove for every athlete, coach, student, teacher, and parent. After reading this book, sport-lovers of every age will be inspired, informed, entertained, and even changed by the influence of Ronnie’s brief but power-packed words. Like a hit from Ronnie Lott, this book will get your attention.

#SPORTStweet Book01 is part of the THINKaha series whose 100-page books contain 140 well-thought-out quotes (tweets/ahas).


Lional Dalton won a Superbowl with the dominating Baltimore Ravens defense and then endured a season with the Washington Redskins. Here is more about this Champ, who also hosts a radio show, Sports Talk, on the Voice America network. Here’s his bio…
Super Bowl Champ Lional Dalton is a former American football defense tackle in the National Football League. Following a stellar prep career at Cooley High School, Dalton twice earned All-Mid-American Conference honors at Eastern Michigan and was selected co-Defensive MVP as a senior in 1997. He was also selected to play in the Hula Bowl All-Star Game. Aside from being an exceptional football player, he was also a member of the track and field team. Dalton majored in communications.

In 1998, Dalton was signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Ravens and played with them through the Super Bowl XXXV team against the New York Giants in 2001. He played for the Denver Broncos in 2002, the Washington Redskins in 2003, the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004 through 2006, and the Houston Texans in 2006. During his career, Dalton established the Jellyroll foundation to help educate inner city children from low income families.

Dalton has volunteered for numerous youth based organizations including the Boys and Girls Club. He founded Power Play Sports, an organization committed to providing personal training services to youth with health issues and providing physical fitness programs in the South Florida area. Kids Power Play Sports, a nonprofit organization, was established to address the special nutritional needs affecting today’s youth by empowering them to live healthy lives, and educating them about the importance of proper nutrition and physical activity.

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September 6, 2010 - Posted by | Episode Descriptions

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