Thursday, March 17, 2016

A Dummy And A Not-So-Dummy

Teaming up to help develop the Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) – the innovative tackling dummy pioneered at Dartmouth – is well-known Rogers Athletic.

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From the Rogers web page:
For over 38 years football coaches have trained youth, high school, college and professional champions by making Rogers’ innovative sleds and dummies an important part of their practices. Drills on Rogers’ equipment help coaches teach player fundamentals, while protecting their athletes by limiting the amount of live contact.
They're multiplying! More being built daily for beta testing at select sites.  

Speaking of technology and Dartmouth football, Bloomberg Businessweek has a story that includes this:
He’s 60, 6 feet 4 inches with wavy white hair, and still exudes youthful confidence and self-deprecating charm. He’s a former Dartmouth football player and fraternity president who once told this magazine that he won the Earl Hamilton Varsity Award for friendship and character, adding that it probably went to the campus beer-drinking champion.
Who is the story referring to? Jeff Immelt '78, the former teammate of Dartmouth head coach Buddy Teevens who is reshaping GE into a "124-year-old startup." Find the story HERE.