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Bettman Says Six Outdoor Games Is Giving Fans What They Want, Not Overkill - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

Bettman Says Six Outdoor Games Is Giving Fans What They Want, Not Overkill - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | SM101 Articles | Scoop.it
The '13-14 NHL season will include six outdoor games, and the league is responding to complaints about watering down the product with a simple message: it’s giving fans what they want, according to Stephen Whyno of the CP.
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Fan affiliation is one of the major contributors to success in the sport industry, which is the main reason why I chose this article. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who has had some problems with keeping those affiliations over his term, took a step toward building up those that he has damaged and building new ones by scheduling more outdoor games for the upcoming season. He has received grief for having too many on schedule, but most NHL executives stand pat that six is perfect and it is what the fans want, a statement that I can back up. The educational value to this article is that it shows how important this affiliation is for the success of a franchise, and the leagues themselves, in the sport industry. It interests me that they may not be as spotlighted as the Winter Classic, they are just as fan oriented as it was and their greater quantity provides much more opportunity for the fans which will give a big boost to fan affiliation and therefore profits will also get a large boost. It was also both educational and interesting how hand in hand  the different leagues work together to make events like this happen, as exemplified by the work between the NHL and the New York Yankees to bring a game to Yankee Stadium. I will find use of this information in the future by always keeping the fan factor toward the top of my priorities, as once you are able to snag a position they will always hold a huge chunk of power in deciding how long you are there.

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Tom Garfinkel Named Dolphins President & CEO, Filling Role Mike Dee Left For Padres - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

Tom Garfinkel Named Dolphins President & CEO, Filling Role Mike Dee Left For Padres - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | SM101 Articles | Scoop.it
The Dolphins today named former Padres President & CEO Tom Garfinkel to the same position for the team and Sun Life Stadium.
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Tyler Grinley's comment, September 11, 2013 3:22 PM
The biggest piece of information that I took out of this article is the transitive trait of working in sport management. Tom Garfinkel worked for the Padres, a Major League Baseball team and now he has been hired in Miami by the Dolphins, a team from the National Football league. This shows that there is no need for me to worry about which sport I would like to find a career in after graduation at this point in time. I mean if Garfinkel can jump to a different sport with ease after working in baseball for as long as had, then there is no reason for me to just focus on one and limit my opportunities. It was interesting how much the franchises focus on the connection between performance and jersey sales. As much as that is common sense, this is the first time I have really seen it expressed in the media. I also found it somewhat humorous that the Padres and Dolphins basically traded CEOs as they each filled the void that the other had left. As for the educational side, this article summarized the duties that Garfinkel holds as the President and CEO. These duties include all business operations and he is responsible for budgeting however he will have no involvement in the selection of players. I chose this article because it had so many interesting concepts swirling inside it, from the transitivity of the sport industry, the relationship between performance and jersey sales, and the duties of a president and CEO in the industry. This will be very helpful in the future because it will relieve a lot of stress, in that if I am not able to find success in one sport, I know that I am not limited to that one sport, I could always look for a position within another sport.
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Tim Zue, vice president, Fenway Sports Management - SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

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Tim Zue, vice president, Fenway Sports Management
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Taking career risks has led Tim Zue to his dream job.
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Tyler Grinley's comment, September 11, 2013 2:48 PM
This article, about Fenway Sports Management VP Tim Zue, highlights and reinforces that in order to reach the position that you want to hold, you must take risks and persevere. I have learned that it is okay to fail. The failures and challenges that you face throughout your career path are what build your determination to reach that goal or dream position that you have strived for since you entered the field. I found it interesting that he was able to go from being a consultant to a teacher then jump from there into Fenway Sports Management. His unpaid internship and how he was able to get a well-paid position as a result of it is educational and exemplifies why our internships during our four years here at Endicott are so important. This is one reason why I selected this article. I was brought in by his label as the Fenway Sports Management Vice President because the Red Sox would be a team that I would love to work for in the future. However, it was the story of how his unpaid internship turned into a job that made me decide that this article would be great for this assignment. As for this articles impact on my future, it will provide me with confidence that I can always get to where I want to be, even if I face tough challenges or failure. Also, it helps inspire me to work even harder for my January internships and the semester long one senior year so that maybe, I could be one of those interns who lands that big job right away.