Welcome to the first-ever edition of the Sports Road by SportsIcon - the Sports and Technology newsletter that will make you laugh, make you cringe and make you think - similar to a press conference with Jose Mourinho.
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Now, onto the good stuff...
Fresh off a public pasting from ex wife Shakira (her new song includes the lyrics ‘I’m worth two 22 year olds, you traded a Ferrari for a Twingo. Brutal 😂)
Barcelona legend Pique has launched the Kings League
UPDATE Pique has now struck back by buying a Twingo and driving it to training, incredible scenes
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Sports merchandiser Fanatics is reportedly selling its 60% stake in sports-focused NFT (non-fungible token) firm Candy Digital to an investor group led by Michael Novogratz's Galaxy Digital.
If you think baseball is just a game, it's not anymore.
It's a sport facing technological advancements & automation.
Which could change the way we see and enjoy the game.
Exhibit A, ladies & gents, for how baseball is evolving with technology.
NFL Using Computer Simulation to Study Concussions and Injuries: Digital Athlete Initiative Reconstructs Injury Scenarios for Research
Apple TV Eyes Premier League Broadcast Rights: Company Looks to Transform Topflight Broadcast with Potential Bid, Building on Upcoming 10-Year MLS Contract and Recent Documentary Release
Netflix to Release Documentary on 2022 World Cup in Qatar: Special Access with all 32 teams to be Included in Summer Release
Dieunerst Collin, also known as "The Popeyes meme kid," has been signed to a deal by Popeyes. He is currently a freshman offensive lineman at Lake Erie College, a Division II school.
"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare."
Messi and Pele ❤️
Messi wearing a tribute to Pele