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...]

NBA Draft: Winners On Court And In Social Engagement

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Social media impact vs. on-court impact, that was an interesting measuring stick going into Thursday’s NBA Draft. While not a game changer for when it came down to selection in a field limited to two rounds, it is always interesting to compare and contrast who has the loudest … [Read more...]

We Lost A Treasure Tuesday, “The Superstat,” Harvey Pollack…

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If you are a son or daughter of Philadelphia, a fan of theater, or a follower of basketball, college sports or anything to do with statistics your heart should be a little heavier tonight, as we lost our “Superstat” on Tuesday night. Harvey Pollack, the last fulltime employee of … [Read more...]

Father’s Day, Prostate Cancer Awareness Make For A Good Pair

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Saving lives through awareness and prevention one test at a time has been the dogged push for over twenty years for veteran MLB personality Ed Randall. A prostate cancer survivor, his “Fans For The Cure” Foundation has worked independently from an official designation for Major … [Read more...]

With Olympic Qualifying On The Line, Rugby’s Time In The States May be Coming…

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Two weeks ago I was invited to PPL Park in Chester, Pa. to take a look at a test event for a sport that has a big grassroots following in the US, has been played in some form on the college and high school level for ages, and is a massive sport in its more traditional form … [Read more...]

College’s “Lone Wolf” Finds A Home…

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Thank the Michigan Wolverines in part, but thank an administration that did what it needed to do to upgrade a program and show value without giving up. On Friday the last Division I independent school, New Jersey Institute of Technology, will announce that is has found a … [Read more...]

Where Next, Brand Lacrosse?

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It is the weekend that college lacrosse has owned for over a decade. Memorial Day Weekend takes the grassroots success and smaller venues and rallies the sport for three days of large crowds, activation and celebration of another spring well done. However the problem, as pointed … [Read more...]

Pac-12, Monumental Shrink The Global Sports World Again

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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...]

Moving The Needle: Learning From Andy Dolich

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If you wanted to take a snapshot of the progression of sports in America for the last three decades; not just the biggest of leagues but startups and “attacker” brands as well, you should start with Andy Dolich. The Brooklyn native has been there for some of team sports’ greatest … [Read more...]