Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Should Computers Be Allowed on the Sidelines?

Laptops and iPads are now used extensively in sports. From scouting to playbooks, like everything else it is all going electronic. If allowed during games, coaches and players could analyze opponents' tendencies and pick up on weaknesses with statistical and video applications designed to allow them to see things they could not see. It would take the game to a higher level. But is that level sportsmanlike? Is the use of the computer like better training or is it like a corked bat? Would it remove an element from sport that needs to be essentially human? Should computers be allowed in the dugout and on the sideline?