Women’s World Cup Success; What’s Next?


Monday Women’s World Cup hero Carli Lloyd appeared on The CBS Morning Show, just one of a host of late night/early morning stops the U. S. Women’s National team, and her teammates would be making on this whirlwind tour celebrating their 5-2 win over Japan on Sunday night. However … [Read more...]

World Cup Fantasy Could Open Door to Olympic Fantasy


The success and proof of concept that Mondogoal achieved these past two weeks with Women’s World Cup showed that select niche mega-events can draw both dollars and attention. DraftKings and other smaller companies have been looking to golf as a new growing platform because it … [Read more...]

Pay Fantasy Scores With Women’s World Cup


The following post also appeared on The Daily Payoff   The past few days there has been a great deal of speculation about what the success of the U.S. Women’s National Team can mean to the business side of women’s sports. More recognition in the mainstream can bring … [Read more...]

Tackling Turf Issues With Kim Heck…

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One of the biggest questions around the on-going FIFA Women’s World Cup is not about the players, but about the field itself. WWC is using turf fields vs. grass for the first time, and that has raised a number of issues on durability, sustainability and injury risk. We wanted to … [Read more...]

The Sound Of Cricket In Sports Business Is Louder Than You May Think…

Big Bash League - Big Final: Scorchers v Heat

While one of the most diverse sports weekends of the year takes place; French Open Final, Women’s World Cup starts, NBA and Stanley Cup Finals, soccer wraps in Europe and a healthy dose of baseball in the States, the marvel of the massive draw of cricket still provides a nice … [Read more...]

The Value of Being First: Cosmos and Cuba


The NASL has always made the claim to be an innovator. Even in its first incarnation, colored balls, shootouts, exploding scoreboards and cheerleaders were all part of the play to get America interested in “The Beautiful Game.” In many ways it was way ahead of its time, speaking … [Read more...]

Local Brands Can Ride The Coming Women’s Soccer Wave


This week whole the storm came down on FIFA, some of soccer’s best ambassadors to the podium to talk about their greatest challenges and opportunities, many of which will start  Saturday at Red Bull Arena. They are the members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, who will … [Read more...]

Pac-12, Monumental Shrink The Global Sports World Again


Just a few years ago people raised some eyebrows as brands like Emirates Airways took their place in U.S. sport, partnering at first with the Breeders Cup and then branching out into golf and tennis. At the same time traditional American brands like GM and Coke took the … [Read more...]

In Pressbox Or On The Pitch, Tolleson Makes The Call


Veteran announcer Joe Tolleson has called a host of sports events in his career, from the Olympics to the NHL. However what he may be known best for is his work in soccer, which will be amplified this spring and summer as he takes the reins as the first TV voice (along with … [Read more...]