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Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.


Jerry Jones and His Scoreboard

While giving a tour of his new stadium in Arlinton, Jerry Jones could not have been prouder of his new $40 million scoreboard.  That was until a Tennessee reserve punter named A.J. Trapasso hit it in a 30-10 preseason loss to Dallas.

Now Cowboy's owner Jerry Jones is wiping he egg off his face, and providing damage control while deciding what to do about his low hanging scoreboard.  The NFL may end up telling him what to do.  There will be an emergency meeting of the NFL Competition Committee soon to talk about the problem, and how it might be fixed.


Fantasy Football Predictably Unpredictable

If you are like me you wait all year for fantasy football to rev up.  If you haven't had your league's draft yet, it is bound to be in the next week or so.  Mine is a week away and this year I'm more torn and confused than ever before.

Because there is one thing you can predict about fantasy football; it's as unpredictable as a North Korean Dictator. 

My number one question this year; is the running back as important as it once was?  High powered passing attacks have brought the value of quarterbacks and top wide receivers to consider them with your first and second round selections.

If you are like me, in a 16 team league every pick is important.  Looks like I'll have some more research to do before Sunday. 


We are Close to the 10 Hour Netbook Battery

With the introduction of new netbooks from MSI, Toshiba, and Samsung, manufacturers are claiming 9 hour battery life on these new models.  Testing these units resulted in more like 6.5-7 hour life, but we appear to be inching closer and closer to a netbook that will produce 10 hours of battery life.

Who will be the first to deliver on the 10 hours of battery life?  Toshiba and Samsung are getting real close with their new releases; the NB205/210 for Toshiba and the NC20 from Samsung.  Another strong possibility is ASUS, they are advertising 9.5 hours of battery life on their 1005HA.  Again, it is more around the 7 hour range on most tests I've seen.

The ways the netbook wars are heating up, and with competition fierce, odds are we are close to this 10 hour milestone.

Toshiba 205/210



Federer Makes His Point Loud and Clear

Roger Federer put all the other men players in The U.S. Open on notice with his beat down of Novak Djokovic Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati.  Playing almost flawless tennis Federer's 6-1, 7-5 victory over the Serb makes him the favorite heading into Flushing Meadows in a week.

Being a new Dad seems to have a positive impact on Federer.  He continues to joke about changing diapers and doing his household duties.  He is not joking while on the tennis court, and challengers Roddick, Nadal, and Murray aren't laughing.


Atlanta Tries to Copy Bristol



Watching a Bristol race on television is a treat. It must be amazing to be there in person especially at the night race.  I've been to the Bristol Dragway, and have seen outside of the Speedway, it is really a great setup.

Atlanta this year is experimenting with a night race on Labor Day Weekend.  They are going to try an make a tradition out of this much like Bristol does.  The difference is Bristol is a community and Atlanta is a major U.S. city. The races in Bristol are an event.  There is no competition.  Competing with the Atlanta race Labor Day Weekend is the start of college football season, the Braves trying to make the playoffs and it is last long weekend of Summer 2009.  Put that in with NFL action getting ready to kick off and High School sports getting underway.

The Atlanta race will draw ok, it is still a hard place to get to and it's going to be hot.  Having the lights on will help, and with the economy caming back slowly and a good NASCAR Chase I'm hoping for a fun weekend.