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WWE Network Brought Wrestling Back

You remember the World Wrestling Federation, right? How could you forget? Hulk Hogan, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Randy Savage, Shawn Michaels, Andre the Giant; the list of famous names from the WWF’s storied history goes on-and-on. Over the decades the popularity of Vince McMahon’s professional wrestling company forced dozens of […]

Golf is the True Money Sport

The National Football League produces America’s number-one sport. Fans can’t get enough. Fall and winter draws us on to the field, relishing every earth shaking hit, last minute touchdown and stifling defensive stand. Spring brings us the draft and free agency. And the summer is all about the battles of […]

Toronto Sports: On the Cusp of Greatness

Last summer I walked the Toronto harbour and discovered some of the city’s gems: vast green space, funky live music, lots of food and stunning views of Lake Ontario. I later looked over the cityscape from the CN Tower—a striking 147 floor tourist hotspot and telecommunications tower. The overlook offers […]

Twitter Changed the Sports Conversation

Media observers—critics, journalists, broadcasters, producers—suggest the rise of social media changed the way we talk about sports. Although it fits the broad “social media matters” narrative, the premise isn’t exactly true. Our sports conversations changed, more precisely, because of Twitter. Fans use platforms like Facebook to share sports news but […]

Fantasy Sports Jobs Are Exploding

Fantasy sports are part of American sports culture; it’s an undeniable fact. Companies like ESPN, Yahoo! and NFL.com host fantasy leagues for millions of fans around the world. The fantasy craze helped create a multi-billion dollar industry as well as spur demand for thousands of new jobs. Fox Sports, CBS, […]

Houston Sports: Out of This World

Not enough sports fans grasp the uniqueness of Houston. Many believe Houstonians wear cowboy boots and hats, drive pickup trucks and eat too much steak and barbeque. And while that may be true, it only scratches the surface of Space City. The city’s visitor website sums it up well: Houston […]

Next Evolution in Sports Betting

Risk is fundamental to the world of sports. Athletes risk injury and, in some cases, death for fame and riches. Coaches expose family members to media scrutiny and fan antagonism. Front office personnel work on short-term contracts, moving like nomads across the country to stay in the business. And team […]

A Fork in the Road to a Sports Job

Many of us grew up playing high school ball while a gifted few experienced the thrill of college athletics. But nearly all kids dream of hitting buzzer beaters in Madison Square Garden, crushing home runs into the Wrigley Field bleachers and catching touchdown passes in frigid Lambeau Field. Only a […]

A Perfect Pair: Sports and Social Media

Social media isn’t new—Facebook and Twitter are a decade old, Instagram and Pinterest are celebrating their five-year anniversaries. The next wave of social media apps, like Vine and Snapchat, are gaining popularity too. Millions of people from all generations share, like, post, pin and tag multiple times a day. Industry […]

Philly: A Tough Sports Town

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania doesn’t hold the sex appeal of California, the buzz of New York or the Lone Star State’s ruggedness. It isn’t part of New England yet doesn’t identify with the Midwest or Southeast. While it lacks a strong identity, The Keystone State—the geographic wedge in the east […]