AFL Outlaws Test The Betting Lines

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As a league on the comeback, Arena Football has to find ways to cut through the clutter to get some exposure away from their games and into the general conversation, so why not dive right into one of the hottest topics in American sport off the field these days; legalized … [Read more...]

Moving To Become Kings Of Pay Fantasy

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The following post also appeared Saturday on The Daily Payoff Experts will say a key factor in driving business is healthy competition. “You want to be the Avis to their Hertz,” the late Jay Larkin, former head of Showtime Sports, once said, when referring to his network’s … [Read more...]

March Madness: Werner Gets A Leg Up On Its Competition

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As March Madness comes to a close with the Final Four, it is interesting to look at some of those “official” categories the NCAA has to see where the ROI is for companies spending big bucks on a partnership. From official ball (Wilson), to courtside advertising (Infiniti and … [Read more...]

E-Gaming Keeps It’s Business Push Forward

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The following post appeared in The Daily Payoff as well..   “We are going to be bigger than the NHL,” declared Major League Gaming head Mike Sepso several months ago about the growth of his company and the sport of E-Gaming. And to hear the numbers thrown around on … [Read more...]

Making “Majik” Behind The Scenes…

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If you are a fan in the New York area, let alone a fan of Fordham athletics, you may not "know" Chris Majkowski, but you certainly know of him. As the longtime PA announcer for many Fordham basketball and football games (he followed another famous New York voice, Mike "King … [Read more...]

He’s The BOSS: Using Sports To Educate In High School

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The question of how to motivate young people to be more engaged in education in the United States has been raised for decades. Standardized tests, core curriculum, better use of technology, life experience, micro-schools focused on trades, charter schools have all been bandied … [Read more...]

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...]