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Recording the media: Seahawks receiver shows up to press conference wearing Google Glass, GoPro

Enjoying in the Tremendous Bowl is a once-in-a-lifetime expertise for NFL gamers. It’s why you usually see them holding video cameras all through the week main up to Sunday, documenting each step of the means.

However two Seahawks stars are recording the occasions this week in New York Metropolis in a really distinctive means and with a few of the latest tech devices on the market.

Let’s begin with broad receiver Golden Tate, who shocked media members this morning by donning not solely a GoPro digicam on the high of his head, but in addition Google Glass throughout his brow.

Golden Tate rocking Google Glass throughout his interview. #ndsb48 #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/zORQ88KhtH

— Nick Klopsis (@NickKlopsis) January 28, 2014

We first seen Tate wearing the GoPro as he received off the group aircraft a number of days in the past in New York.

“In geek mode with my Go Professional prepared to movie any and every part,” Tate wrote on Instagram.

Nonetheless, this morning is the first we’ve seen him with Glass. It’s attention-grabbing to see a participant flip the tables on the media — as an alternative of all the cameras and microphones recording the speaker, new units like Glass and the GoPro now permit athletes to doc and document these asking the questions.

Right here’s what the gamers noticed at this time, courtesy of Richard Sherman:

Media Day was a blast! pic.twitter.com/5nNwtOQQmv

— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 28, 2014

You’ve additionally received to marvel what’s happening in Tate’s Glass display screen — is he recording every part, or maybe receiving instantaneous tips about what to say, or how to reply? Or possibly he simply has a video rolling on the display screen as a result of he’s bored. Who is aware of.

Then there’s Seahawks security Earl Thomas and his obvious love for the Microsoft Floor. Microsoft, which has a partnership with the NFL, hooked up Thomas with the pill:

S/O to @Microsoft for my new floor. Everybody will see my expertise at the Tremendous Bowl by means of my eyes #Surface pic.twitter.com/sgQggMlAwZ

— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) January 27, 2014

Thomas has been placing the Floor to good use, and is letting all his Twitter followers understand it:

Thanks to Microsoft @Surface for serving to me seize the second. Even Coach Carroll cannot take his eyes of this factor pic.twitter.com/S31s6PjHlc

— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) January 28, 2014

Even Sherman seen how a lot his fellow defensive stud is utilizing the pill:

https://twitter.com/RSherman_25/standing/428204948321734656

We reached out to Microsoft to discover out extra particulars, and right here’s what they instructed us:

“With our NFL partnership we get the likelihood to work with standout gamers like Earl Thomas,” a Microsoft spokesperson stated in a press release. “Earl is fired up to use Floor to doc his Tremendous Bowl expertise and share it with Seahawks followers round the world.”

I’m excited to see increasingly more athletes check out new expertise, each on and off the area. It’s definitely taking place increasingly more, particularly as wearable devices become more mainstream. Actually, simply final week, Sacramento Kings gamers tried on Glass whereas they performed somewhat basketball — fairly cool.

Seems like one other Seahawks receiver, former College of Washington standout Jermaine Kearse, has joined the GoPro prepare:

Jermaine Kearse and me! pic.twitter.com/MalRLpbmka

— Joyce Taylor (@JoyceTaylorKING) January 28, 2014

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