For sports nuts in the US, 9:30 am (Pacific) Saturday morning is your first chance to check out the new Virtual Coach app from Fox Sports powered by MSN during its first live run. Virtual Coach is a simple predict-the-play game controlled by a live operator; you play in real time as you watch a live football game.
The game is Texas at Baylor. To access the app, go to the Fox Sports from Online Spotlight. The access will be through one of the selectable story boxes at the right. Note that that link will go away when the game is not on. It’s a great trialrun and I’m encouraged to see them doing this.
If you play it, please be sure to send us feedback here and I’ll forward to the team delivering. This is a big first-step toward real-world interactive TV applications. Want to see more? Watch it! Don’t have a Media Center PC? Get one!
(Ed. Note: Apologies for the grainy screenshot-working on getting a better one)