The First Super Bowl Played Under LEDs Will Use 75 Percent Less Power

It might seem like LED bulbs are only for early-adopters hoping to cut down their monthly Con Ed power bill, but come Sunday, the energy-efficient lighting alternative will take center stage at one of the greatest spectacles on Earth. This will actually be the first Super Bowl to be entirely lit by LED bulbs. » 2/01/15 12:00pm 2/01/15 12:00pm

Here's the surprisingly old school way that an NFL football is made

Super Bowl Sunday is only a few days away and all anyone really wants to talk about is deflated footballs. We don't care about any of that. We just like to see how things get made. Here's a NY Times video that shows you the inside of a Wilson Football Factory. They get sewed together, flipped inside out, stitched,… » 1/29/15 12:34am 1/29/15 12:34am

Could Magnets Help the NFL's Concussion Epidemic?

It's another Sunday and teams across the U.S. will take to the grid iron in an effort to scratch another W. These players will play the same as any other Sunday, and like any other Sunday, the sport's biggest threat will remain unaddressed. Sixty-nine concussions have already been reported this year, and odds would… » 11/16/14 1:25pm 11/16/14 1:25pm

All of Peyton Manning's record breaking touchdown passes in one chart

Data Looks Dope's Max Einstein just made this visualization that charts every touchdown pass that Peyton Manning, who is now the record holder for TD passes, has thrown in his career. Yep, all 510 of them (so far). It shows the distance of each pass along with the receiver who caught it from 1998 to October 19, 2014. » 10/21/14 12:59am 10/21/14 12:59am

3 Football Photos Worthy of a Celebration Dance

It's football season, so we challenged you to photograph some pigskin. » 10/08/14 10:01am 10/08/14 10:01am

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Shooting Challenge: Football

Week 4. We're just getting into the thick of it. Football season is here. But don't let all of the NFL photographers have all the fun. Show us photos of football season. » 9/26/14 10:30am 9/26/14 10:30am

Watch the High-Tech Levi's Stadium Being Built In a Dazzling Timelapse

Earlier in September, the San Francisco 49ers' spanking new high-tech stadium opened with its 600 WiFi access points and green roof and hot dog-ordering app. But just 29 months ago, Levi's Stadium was an empty lot in the ground. The entire stadium takes shape in this two-minute timelapse video. » 9/19/14 2:16pm 9/19/14 2:16pm

Report: Apple TV's Getting NFL Now App in Time For This Season

Microsoft and the NFL might have a cozy relationship, but that doesn't mean Apple is being kept from all the action on the gridiron. 9to5Mac reports that the app, NFL Now, will also come to Apple TV later this month. » 8/04/14 10:53am 8/04/14 10:53am

Russia's World Cup Is Already Outrageously Expensive

Maybe you're still mourning Brazil's catastrophic loss to Germany, but the rest of the world has moved on—to discussing the impact of the next series, which will take place in 11 Russian cities in 2018. And according to their reports, it's going to be very, very expensive. Like $11,500 per seat expensive. » 7/18/14 12:13pm 7/18/14 12:13pm

NFL Sunday Ticket Will Be Available Without Satellite Next Season…

Looks like DirecTV is poised to offer cord-cutters a big bucket of NFL, no satellite contract required: AppleInsider just found this unannounced promotional page promising all the out-of-market live games you can watch, every Sunday, starting at $200. » 7/16/14 3:19pm 7/16/14 3:19pm

How Vacant World Cup Stadiums Could Be Turned Into Housing

The World Cup ends this weekend, leaving Brazil with the heady task of deciding what, exactly, to do with the 12 stadiums that were built or converted for games. Two architects have published a proposal to convert the stadiums into something Brazil desperately needs: Affordable housing. » 7/11/14 1:40pm 7/11/14 1:40pm

Shooting Challenge: The 2014 World Cup

The World Cup is upon us, and this weekend, it comes to an end with one last match between Germany and Argentina. For this week's Shooting Challenge, we want to see your photos of this year's World Cup (even if it's just a viewing party from your couch!). » 7/10/14 2:20pm 7/10/14 2:20pm

These Posters For Every World Cup Since 1930 Were Made By One Designer

The semi-finals of the World Cup begin today, and soccer, er, football fever—though slightly dimmer now Stateside—is ramping back up for the rest of the world. Which makes it a perfect time to check in with one superfan-slash-designer, who redesigned each official World Cup poster for fun. » 7/08/14 9:00am 7/08/14 9:00am

80 Years of World Cup Ticket Designs

FIFA World Cup 2014 is underway, and for those lucky spectators who have managed to get a ticket for one or more of the tournament matches, it's a little piece of print design they'll probably cherish for years to come. » 6/20/14 2:20pm 6/20/14 2:20pm

Bitcoin Has Its Own College Bowl Game Because Life Is a Meaningless Void

College football, you are in for a treat. Thanks to three year sponsorship from payment services provider BitPay, the NCAA is getting a Bitcoin Bowl. That's right, a Bitcoin Bowl. » 6/18/14 9:51am 6/18/14 9:51am

The Story Behind the Foam That World Cup Refs Use To Stop Cheating

If you've been enjoying any of the World Cup matches over the last several days, you've likely seen a new addition to the referee's arsenal: a spray-on foam. And if you're not a soccer expert, you've probably wondered where it came from. » 6/17/14 7:40pm 6/17/14 7:40pm

World Cup Refs Are Wearing Smartwatches That Alert Them To Goals

At today's opening match between Brazil and Croatia, the referees will be wearing smartwatches that read "GOAL" and vibrate when a team scores. No, it's not punishment for the infamous Frank Lampard disallowed goal of 2010. It's part of a new "unhackable" goal line detection system, the first to ever be used in the… » 6/12/14 11:20am 6/12/14 11:20am

The National Football League has announced that its new digital network, NFL Now—which launches August— will be available on Amazon Fire devices and Roku as well as iOS, Android and Windows. » 5/29/14 3:19am 5/29/14 3:19am

Finally, A Stadium Shaped Like A Crocodile

I'm as baffled as you are that it's taken so long, but it seems someday we still might get the stadium we've all known architecture really needs: Turkey's Burasapor soccer team, nicknamed the "Green Crocodiles," could soon be getting an architectural masterpiece, a structure that will rival the greatest palaces of the… » 4/11/14 6:40pm 4/11/14 6:40pm

Nike's Aggressive New Cleats Help Football Players Turn On a Dime

The use of 3D printers has allowed Nike's designers to prototype and test new footwear designs with a remarkably quick turnaround. And the latest shoe born from that new process is the Vapor HyperAgility cleat featuring re-engineered studs that Nike claims will give football players the necessary grip to explode off… » 2/26/14 12:00pm 2/26/14 12:00pm