Apple iPad May Replace NFL Play books, Saving 5,000 Pages Of Paper Per Game

Posted Feb 8, 2011

Pete Walsh, the head of technology for the NFL Dallas Cowboys, said that his team and a couple others are considering replacing play books printed on paper with the Apple iPad. This could end up saving 5,000 pages of paper printouts per game. It may be difficult to convince coaches to replace the traditional play books in favor of a glossy screen gadget. One of the league’s primary concern is security. How would it be handled if an iPad with intellectual property football plays end up in the enemy’s hands? Would remotely wiping out the data be good enough? Walsh reports to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. [CNET]