Thursday, August 21, 2008
5 Significant Technical innovations in Sports
Five Most Significant Technical Innovations In Sports
If you've been watching the Olympics, you've undoubtedly seen a little of the swimming competition, where the swimmers seem to be shattering world records with each event. Perhaps every swimmer in the world stumbled into some new training regimen, but more likely it's the suits. With the suits streamlining my brain, here's my list of the five most significant technical innovations in sports...
1. Instant Replay -- They already use it in limited situation in most major sports, and now it looks as if it's heading for baseball, too. The benefits are arguable, but its impact on sports cannot be denied.
2. ACL Surgery -- Used to be if an athlete suffered a torn ACL, their career was over. These days you're out about six months and the ready to pick up where you left off.
3. Speedo's Olympic Swimsuits -- When even Nike is allowing their athletes to wear products by another company, you know the other company's come up with something pretty special.
4. Metal Tennis Rackets -- I played with a wood racket a few months back and it was like using a brick.
5. The Cream And The Clear -- Sure they were illegal, but the steroids allegedly produced by BALCO beat the drug tests and helped a number of players re-write baseball's hallowed record book for good.
What do you think are the most significant technical innovations in sports?