The Marathon Business

Months of training, buckets of sweat and tears along with strains, pulls and calluses all precede marathon day. Despite the grueling nature of long-distance races, we can’t get enough of them. To suggest long distance road races—marathons, half-marathons, 8Ks and 5Ks—are popular would be an understatement. According to Fortune, “There […]

Boston is the Real Title Town

Boston is the Real Title Town

Boston, Mass goes by many names—Beantown, The City on a Hill, America’s Walking City and The Cradle of Liberty to name a few. But, above all else, sports fans should know Boston as TitleTown; dozens of major professional sports championships make it an apt nickname. Cities across America describe themselves […]

NFL and Yahoo! Play Well Together

It’s no secret that the National Football League is protective of its shield. The strength of the league’s brand and image is why the league office strictly enforces on-field uniform attire. It’s why players and coaches are often suspended for poor off-field decision making even before courtroom proceedings are concluded. […]

Online Tickets Reinvented

Fans have bought game tickets online for well over a decade. In that time, online ticket buying has transformed from a novel concept into the best way to score live event tickets. It has grown into an essential part of the sports industry, both on primary and secondary markets. Ticket […]

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 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 […]