Wrestling Is Off The Mat And Back On Its Feet

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A little over two years ago, wrestling as a sport was in trouble. Removed from the Olympics and struggling for relevance, what was one of the world’s oldest sports was on its way to infamy. Fast forward to today, and it looks like the sport is continuing to get up off the mat, … [Read more...]

More Needed: MLB Managers On Twitter

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One of the biggest challenges and opportunities new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has talked about is how to keep millennials engaged and involved in the game of baseball. While it is no secret that the folks at MLB Advanced media continue to use the digital space to enhance the … [Read more...]

Timing Is Everything In Baseball: Why Will Ferrell’s Stunt Was One for The Ages…

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Last year at the IMG World Congress of Sport, Funny or Die co-founder (and former ESPN exec) Dick Glover talked openly about how the platform had grown and how, on occasion, sports would find its way into a skit or two. The important thing, he added, was the scenes had to be … [Read more...]

30 Games, 30 Days; #GiveASpit and Bone Marrow Transplant Awareness

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If there was ever a personality meant for talk radio it is Nestor Aparicio. No matter where he has worked in and around Baltimore, “Nasty” as he is sometimes known, has never been a shrinking violet, and is never ever without an opinion or something to say. Sometimes he has … [Read more...]

Simple Idea Scores: Dribble 2 Work Day

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The NCAA Women’s Final Four in Tampa this year will have all the usual buzz, hype, sold out crowds and pageantry that would be expected from an elite celebration of elite teams. There will be the FanFests, the memorabilia, the sponsor events and a host of community projects … [Read more...]

Thoughts From Another Year Of Learning At MIT Sloan Sports Analytics…

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It was once rightfully so called “Geekfest,” a small to medium size gathering of young men looking to figure out how to make statistical analysis more relevant. However the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference as a brand has now grown into an event that has probably even … [Read more...]

Is Curling On A Straight Path To Success?

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There was a joke in the old hit TV series “The Odd Couple” where Oscar tells Felix he is going to cover the Curling Championships, and an excited Felix replies “I didn’t know hair dressers had a sport.” That was then, and I’m sure the sport of curling appreciated the national TV … [Read more...]

Is Boxing Back?

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It has been on life support for years in the eyes of many. Banished to small gyms as the UFC and WWE rose to prominence, gone from network TV, full of an alphabet soup of titles, a lack of U.S. buzz, no heavyweight stars, too violent and corrupt. Boxing many said, will soon be … [Read more...]

“Currying” Favor With Shoes; Catching Up With Under Armour’s Peter Ruppe

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The athletic shoe business is not an easy one, ever for mega-brands like Nike and adidas. What will it be like for Under Armour? The track record of Kevin Plank’s massive brand has been strong with almost every expansion into new categories, and the footware division got a big … [Read more...]

An Impact You Can Hear; NYCFC On The Radio…

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In less than a month’s time, the New York area will have not one, but two Major League Soccer clubs, as New York City Football Club will make its MLS debut and join the Red Bulls for their debut season. Adding in the Cosmos in the NASL and Sky Blue in NWSL it makes for a great … [Read more...]