Can College Football Carve A Fantasy Niche?

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College football, especially amongst the five power conferences, continues to be a media and broadcast ratings bonanza in the United States, and with the next round of college football playoffs on tap for January, there is no sign of the interest and the passion for the game … [Read more...]

Brand ReInvention: The Globetrotters Live On, The Generals Do Not…

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It is a brand that most consumers know, but few these days follow consistently, the Harlem Globetrotters. Their shows still have great family value, especially on a cold winter’s night when they are in town for a day or two, but in an era of star quality and fast and loose … [Read more...]

Trying To Find A Winning Sports Quotient…

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With all the sites on the web today clamoring for a voice, as well as traffic, it can be tough to find a niche that can break through. However two Ivy League grads have created a platform built around unique analytics and storytelling that is gaining solid traction, views and … [Read more...]

“Play Ball Month” Tries To Score With A New Audience…

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Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has made it clear since taking the reins that his focus, and maybe his legacy, is going to be tied to the future…namely the future players and consumers who could and should engage in baseball and all its traditions and experiences. It has been a … [Read more...]

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...]

“Canada’s Team” Scores In Sponsorship

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For decades the Dallas Cowboys have had the moniker “America’s Team,” something which the Atlanta Braves also claimed even during their bad years because of their massive exposure on WTBS when the station was one of a handful carried nationally on cable systems and well before … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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...]