Re: Goodbye tall tales
In terms of commentators, practice, analysis-- absolutely, total immersion. Some teams, such as the Houston Rockets, are already using advanced metrics to inform a lot of their coaching, and as the data becomes more adundant, people will use it for increasingly granular purposes. Mainstream media outlets like ESPN routinely dedicate coverage to new metrics that dispel old myths, and as people gain a chance to see these concepts firsthand (like they might with this product), the trend will only accelerate.
But I'm not convinced data will be used that way real-time during games, at least not soon. Like I mentioned with the track and field example, many sports governance bodies impose regulations regarding what kind of technology coaches and players can access during competition. During practice, most restrictions about technology go out the window. But during competition, many more rules come into play. That might change eventually, but I suspect the implementation of this sort tech during matches will face opposition, at least in the near term.