SB 100: Examining future of football

Throughout the season Sports Illustrated and WIRED will explore, in stories and in video, the enormous changes that football will see over the next five decades. The revolution is already under way in player training and tracking, data analysis, stadium and equipment design, and the treatment and prevention of concussions—all leading to a vast array of technological marvels that will make the league, 50 years from now, resemble the love child of Georges Halas and Lucas.

Our series will conclude just before Super Bowl 50 in February, when SI and WIRED will publish a sci-fi dispatch from Super Bowl 100, in the year 2066.

Follow all the coverage below as we unveil each chapter of the series.

— Steve Rushin

Chapter 1: Training

Chapter 2: Equipment

Chapter 3: Stadiums

Chapter 4: Concussions

Chapter 5: Media

Chapter 6: Virtual Reality

Chapter 7: NFL in Society

Chapter 8: Player Tracking And Data

Chapter 9: Strategy


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    How computers will—and won’t—change football as we know it. By Tom Taylor

    What will football look like in 50 years? Let’s first look at the last 50 years to see what’s changed. By Chris B. Brown, WIRED

Chapter 10: Super Bowl 100

Chapter 11: Reader Poll

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