The Great Brand Run Of NBC Sports…

There was a time not too long ago where some in the sports and entertainment industry thought the sun had set on NBC Sports as a property. No NFL, Olympics in question, not a lot of forward movement, Comcast rumors of a takeover and on and on. Looking at NBC Sports as a property … [Read more...]

One Governor Taking A Gamble On The Future Of The Sports Business…

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Someday sports fans and team owners may have New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to thank for games that are more engaging and for a revenue source that does not yet exist in the United States. Christie this past week continued his strong push to challenge the Federal Law that … [Read more...]

Yin and Yang of Twitter…Osi Umenyiora and NASCAR

The endless debate rages on as to how and what twitter as a social platform can do for sport. We started the weekend with New York Giants defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora trying to use the medium to help Lawrence Taylor buy back his Super Bowl ring…provided Umenyiora found a … [Read more...]

The Soccer World Keeps Getting Smaller…And Bigger…In The U.S.

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There used to be a time in the 1970's and 1980's when fans of professional soccer in the United States would find a time to tune in on PBS and hear the legendary announcer Mario Machado call highlights of games gone by in a one or two hour edited show to satisfy the thirst for … [Read more...]

Kings Prep Led To The Sunny Days Of Today…

It certainly has been a long slog for the L.A. Kings to reach the national spotlight, one that still has them battling with their Staples Center co-tenants the Lakers and the Clippers, as well as the currently struggling but still popular Angels and the newly reborn by ownership … [Read more...]

New York vs. L.A. Not A Bad Thing For Brand NHL…

There was a bunch of silly debate the last few days about the economic impact that the Washington Capitals may bring to the area around the Prudential Center in New Jersey should they upset the Rangers in Game Seven Saturday night at Madison Square Garden and then face the … [Read more...]

Some other good ideas…MLB and College Baseball, “Dewing” An Urban Audience, and Avenging Athletes

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MLB and NCAA Baseball A Good Fit: It came out the last few days that Major League Baseball is looking into a partnership to help enhance collegiate baseball in a number of ways, including putting money in a scholarship pool. Regardless of the scholarship money, an MLB/NCAA … [Read more...]