Archive for the 'Technology' Category

September 29th, 2014

Feyenoord v Ajax – One Take Shot

Feyenoord-Ajax One-take shot Fox Sports 21.9.2014 from Ben de Graaf on Vimeo. Sports are not always shot in the most beautiful manner. Maybe they don't need to be. Or maybe that is not usually the focus. Whatever the case is, Fox Sports TV Director: Job Robbers and Cameraman: Ben de Graaf nailed things with this one take shot of the opening sequence ...
September 23rd, 2014

20 Years of EA SPORTS and FIFA

EA SPORTS officially dropped their latest installment of FIFA today. The FIFA franchise is one of the most popular video games on the planet, and I believe it is the best selling sports video game. Like many of you who are reading this, I have spent countless hours over the years playing FIFA. When I was playing professional soccer in Holland, my ...
August 29th, 2014

Transfer Deadline Day With Twitter

With #TransferDeadlineDay fast approaching, Twitter has collected a vast amount of transfer related information from this summer and compiled it showing what players are generating the most activity and where that activity is taking place. Very interesting. This visualization above shows geographically where conversations around the big deals has ...
August 18th, 2014

Evolution of Jerseys

ISPS and I were going through some boxes at the office full of gear, boots, video games etc when we stumbled upon the 2000 USA Men's National Team jersey (the white jersey in the picture above). It was a size large and just looked really big. Like way bigger than a large should look. So I went and grabbed the Italian national jersey from this year's ...
July 16th, 2014

The Nike Football App

We live in a digital world. You don't need me to tell you that. We all know that. Soccer is becoming a part of this digital landscape more and more everyday. And when you think of soccer and digital, few things come to mind like Nike. What they have done over the years with their digital campaigns, the online videos they release, the technology in ...
July 15th, 2014

The World Cup On Twitter

The World Cup being over is still somewhat difficult for me to wrap my head around. Yes, I can now fully get back to work. Productivity should be returning to pre World Cup levels. The tournament is over. It's a wrap. And I miss it incredibly. But all good things must come to an end. And, it was a ridiculously good tournament. And it was the first ...
July 9th, 2014

World Cup :: Germany v. Brazil aka The Most-discussed single sports game … EVER.

Yesterday, Germany didn't just beat down Brazil in that 7 - 1 semifinal win... they also took the hammer to pretty much every twitter record on the books as far as a sporting event. Twitter is reporting that there were over 35.6 million #BRAvGER tweets which shatters the previous sporting event record, the latest edition of footballs most important ...
July 1st, 2014

Vincent Kompany Tweet About Tim Howard

Two words.. TIM HOWARD #Respect #BelUSA — Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) July 1, 2014 We all know Tim Howard was on absolute beast mode today. And Vincent Kompany shows Timmy serious love on his performance and shows a whole lot of class while doing so. Props.