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High-Tech Players Changing Pro Football

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Google Generation, we shouldn't have underestimated you.

 

On top of tech-ing up the global economy from Silicon Valley to Bangalore, you’re now flavoring up pro football in Indianapolis, Seattle, Washington D.C. and elsewhere.

 

We should’ve seen it coming. Even if no one confused NFL Insider with Mark Zuckerberg, the 28-year-old creator of Facebook, we should’ve known the most visual generation would give us a sharped-eyed class of rookie quarterbacks.

 

They see fast. They think fast.

 

At the most mentally demanding position in team sports, the kids are performing like NFL veterans.

 

It all computes, given the megabyte-rich word in which they grew up.

 

Andrew Luck, the Colts say,...

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