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The National Hockey League's Stunning Metamorphosis Begins With Bettman's Resiliency

The National Hockey League's Stunning Metamorphosis Begins With Bettman's Resiliency | Sports Management Articles 2 | Scoop.it

"In the midst of America’s unadulterated obsession with the National Football League, 30 National Hockey League teams quietly reported to training camps on September 11th for physicals and the start of a season free of labor strife and discord."

 

 

I learned a large amount from this article. Such as how much the NHL is moving on and improving from the lockout that happened last season. The article speaks of the ideas that the league and commissioners are planning to make further improvements and bring in more funds. It also speaks of new team owners, retirements, and new facilities for teams. They also discuss advances in media, safety and health, and ways to make the fans more in touch with their favorite teams.

   I found it interesting that the league revenue has increased greatly since the 1990s. From earning 400 million dollars in 1993, to now earning over 3 billion dollars, the NHL as a whole is striving to beat out previous numbers. I also found it interesting to hear about the plans that the league is making to get people more involved and admiring the game of hockey.

     I selected this article because hockey is my favorite thing in the world. I read articles like these or watch television programs on current successes or issues, and can't help but feel connected to the teams and players. With a career in the NHL in mind, I hope to also create events and other ways to earn money for the league.

    This information will greatly help me in sports management, because I hope to one day hold a high position in the front office of an NHL team. Therefore, things like health risks, equipment, events, and revenue will all pertain to me one day. It is beneficial to keep up with the league and current things that are happening within organizations. The current news of the NHL also interests me, so I enjoy reading articles like this one.

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Mets, MLB prep for All-Star - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

Mets, MLB prep for All-Star - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | Sports Management Articles 2 | Scoop.it

"On most days, the New York Mets operate in the shadow of the neighboring, more popular Yankees. Such comparisons will be a prominent factor for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, as well. This year’s game is scheduled for July 16 at the Mets’ Citi Field."

 

 

By reading this article I learned that a career in sports is more than just competition between other teams. It is competition between organization and events. To be better than the one before. I also learned that it is beneficial to know your competition, and to take the time to look back on past events and find what worked out and what did not, and then modernize it.

    Information that really stuck out to me is the fact that the All-Star game is becoming less and less popular every year, and that even though the ratings are down, they expect to earn around 200 million dollars from the event, which would make a new record for the most money earned for the All-Star games. This really stuck out to me, because even though not as many people are watching, the projected funds are still rising. It was also interesting how many things they are putting together to entertain the viewers and try to be better than previous facilities.

      I chose this article, because I find it interesting to read and learn about ideas for events. I like knowing about the things that happen "back stage" and all the aspects of things that need to happen to make one event successful. Also, my cousin was recently drafted by the New York Mets, so I enjoy reading about the team.

     This information will greatly help me with a career in sports management. It expresses how much planning, thought, and detail goes into planning an event and what it takes for a great outcome. By studying the characteristics of past events and their outcomes, it can help work toward a successful event by knowing what worked and did not work in previous years. The article also expresses how important it is to keep the audience and customers satisfied, and making sure that their experience is the greatest experience possible.

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Madison Square Garden Intern Lawsuit Could Create Disastrous Precedent For Sports Industry

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"The World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden (MSG), has become the latest company to be targeted in a class action by former interns claiming they were wrongly classified to avoid being paid."

 

 

 

In this article I learned that over 500 interns, working all the way back to 2007, are suing Madison Square Garden for the issue of non- paid internships in the sport and entertainment business. The law suit is looking at the amount of unpaid hours, the type of labor students did, and the tough time conditions that the organization asked for.

     I found it interesting that so many interns are suing, when realistically all internships in sports business are nonpaying internships. The article states that companies and organizations rely on the interns, because they help get work done faster and more efficiently. I understand the issue about a tough job or schedule, but if it is something you are interested in doing when you are older, you should be honored for the opportunity.

   I chose this article, because I will be attending my first internship in a few months. So it has me looking further into the businesses and organizations that I have in mind as internship sights. It also connects to me, because for my final internship I hope to intern with a team in the NHL. With an internship for a professional sports team, I could also face long hours and tough jobs, but I am willing to do so and not get paid.

     This information will help me with internships in sports management at large professional sports organizations, and small sport businesses. Facing tough jobs, hours, and no pay is something that I am willing to take on for a rare and beneficial opportunity. It will also help me when one day I earn my dream job within the NHL, and I help with college students and their internships.

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