Ravens Go Emoji’s For All…

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The Baltimore Ravens have always been about the blue collar, the grind it out with success on and off the field. Even in weathering controversy, from Ray Lewis to Ray Rice, their fans have stood by them as a team and a city, that bleeds purple and black. Well connected and loyal … [Read more...]

Quiet Days, Big Opportunities?

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It happens every year and this year we got a double dose. The two days (used to be one) after the MLB All-Star Game are the days with almost no professional game in North America…Wednesday has become ESPY Day and Thursday has been grabbed by Nickelodeon for their Kids Choice … [Read more...]

Busy Summer For Soccer Biz? Kickin It With Charlie Stillitano…

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Charlie Stillitano is currently the chairman of Relevent Sports, the organizers of the International Champions Cup. The International Champions Cup is the premier soccer tournament in the United States, giving American fans the chance to see some of the best teams in the world … [Read more...]

World Cup Fantasy Could Open Door to Olympic Fantasy

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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

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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...]

Growing Sports Business; What Is An Accelerator And How Does It Work?

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The explosion of innovation in all things sports business and technology has created a gold rush for new ideas. However like the gold rush, many chase dreams of financial success only to leave with worthless pieces of lead, and sometimes, ideas stolen or good concepts that never … [Read more...]

The Reality of Fantasy; Catching Up With Nando DiFino

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With the Fantasy Sports Trade Association Summer Convention being held in New York Tuesday, we caught up with Nando DiFino, now the Executive Producer and Manager of Content for Anthem Media Group and their platforms on Fantasy Sports Network and Sirius XM. A young veteran of the … [Read more...]

Can Victor Espinoza’s Work Open A New Market For Brands?

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American Pharoah captured the imagination of the sports world when Espinoza rode the Bob Baffert-trained/Zayat Stable-owned three-year-old colt to rousing victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes to become the first Triple Crown king since 1978 when Affirmed … [Read more...]

With A Historic Saturday In The Books, We Asked What’s Next For Horse Racing?

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So with American Pharoah’s run into the history books now complete, what’s next for horse racing in the United States? How does an industry slow on the uptake capture and expand what could be next? Are there brands like Monster Energy, Draft Kings and Wheels Up…or even Burger … [Read more...]