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Time for baseball's code of ethics to go away - San Francisco Chronicle

Time for baseball's code of ethics to go away - San Francisco Chronicle | Sports Management: Martin J | Scoop.it
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Time for baseball's code of ethics to go away
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The above passage is from baseball's unwritten code of ethics, a horribly dated set of behavioral demands likely to be extinct within a dozen years or so.
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I really enjoyed this article because I think its become a problem in baseball and many of the "old school" players do not like this "new age" of players that tend to be more passionate and celebrate a little more over the top. But I really like this "new age" of players who are starting to bring excitement to baseball and I also believe many fans are enjoying it as well. I dont see why it is a problem for someone to celebrate passionately after a big home run or big play. I think theyt deserve to celebrate and celebrations are a huge part of sports and will always be a huge part of it.

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2013 World Series ratings up +12% | Sports Business News

2013 World Series ratings up +12% | Sports Business News | Sports Management: Martin J | Scoop.it
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This World Series has been one for the ages so far with all the wacky plays and calls that have happened through 5 games. First off, one of the reasons rating are up 12% from last years World Series is because you have the two best teams in the MLB this year that are playing each other. The Sox and Cards have two of the biggest fan bases in baseball, but I also believe that play on the field through the first 5 games has been tremendous and very entertaining. Every game has had drama in it and I believe baseball fans, and even some non-baseball fans have really enjoyed the play between the Sox and Cards. 

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Blue Jackets' rebuilding revitalizes downtrodden franchise - Columbus Dispatch

Blue Jackets' rebuilding revitalizes downtrodden franchise - Columbus Dispatch | Sports Management: Martin J | Scoop.it
Blue Jackets' rebuilding revitalizes downtrodden franchise
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“They've brought in some guys here who really want to work, really know how to win and really have the right work ethic. ...
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Being from Columbus I was able to see this first hand and know how much Columbus really loves the Blue Jackets. Columbus is surprisingly a great hockey town and the area around Nationwide Arean (where the Jackets play) is booming right now and is becoming a very entertaining and fun around for before and after games. In the article, the jackets says they have about 8,500 season ticket holders and are trying to reach the 12,000 mark. If the Jackets keep winning and are able to put together a good playoff run, which they should thi year, then I can definantly see them reach the 12,000 mark in the next couple years.

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On the Edge of Sports Ethics: Professor Studies Questionable Plays ...

On the Edge of Sports Ethics: Professor Studies Questionable Plays ... | Sports Management: Martin J | Scoop.it
On the Edge of Sports Ethics: Professor Studies Questionable Plays. by Helmut Schmidt on September 16th, 2013. FARGO, N.D. – Should a coach order a player to “attack” a pre-existing injury of the top scorer on the other team?
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I've always thought this was a problem in sports especially youth and high school football, where sometimes coaches take it too far, especially when it comes to winning. If theres an injured player I do believe you should "attack" him but you should never tell a player, as a coach, to purposfully injury a player or to "go for the knee". When I was playing basketball in high school and knew my defender had an injuried ankle or something, I would drive to the basketball on him or applying more pressure when we had the ball cause I knew he couldnt move well. That I believe is part of sports and is completely reasonable, But telling a player to purposefully hurt another player is becoming a major problem and has no place in the integrity of sports.

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wants Youth-Concussion Laws in Every State

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wants Youth-Concussion Laws in Every State | Sports Management: Martin J | Scoop.it
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell re-emphasized his goal today to have all 50 states adopt youth-concussion laws "sooner rather than later."

"We recognize that we have an opportunity to make a difference by taking the lead in encouraging health and safety awareness at all levels of football and in all youth sports," Goodell said.

In front of an audience of more than 2,000 neurosurgeons at the 2011 Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Goodell spoke about how concussions have affected his league and the sport of football in general.

He led off his speech by saying that the NFL considers nothing more important than player safety, and that the "effective prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of concussions" was the league's greatest player-safety issue currently.

But he made sure to remind the audience that concussions aren't an issue exclusive to the NFL.

"Concussions are not just an NFL or sports issue," said Goodell. "They are a public-health issue. ... Leadership and collaboration across all sports will be critical."

During his speech, Goodell referenced the Lystedt Law, named after Zachary Lystedt, a former youth-football player in Washington state who nearly died after sustaining a concussion on the field. Goodell said Lystedt "has inspired me the most" of all coaches, parents, doctors, and student-athletes involved in youth sports.

As a result, the NFL has been urging all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) to adopt youth-concussion laws. Goodell noted that the diagnosis of concussions in youth sports has exploded over the past decade, increasing at a rate of 15 percent per year." more....


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I completely agree with Comissioner Goodall because concussions are becoming a major scare to all levels of football at an alarming rate. I believe education is the biggest issue and not many people truely understand how dangerous concussions are. They are ruining the game of football and major change needs to happen in order to protect football before its too late. 

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Josh Cupp's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:57 PM

Rodger Goodell is on a campaign to make the game of football safer for the players. He wants the safety to start all the way at the bottom with high school football to start checking for concussions in every state. This crusade to make the game safer is an example of a path goal leadership style as he is willing to change some of the game to fix health problems in it and protect his players.

Tiarni Widdup's curator insight, July 16, 2014 9:38 PM

It is important all around the world, so that people understand their boundaries when playing a sport. 

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Student-Athletes and the Challenges of Social Media: Interview With Fieldhouse Media Founder Kevin DeShazo

Student-Athletes and the Challenges of Social Media: Interview With Fieldhouse Media Founder Kevin DeShazo | Sports Management: Martin J | Scoop.it
We live in a world where individuals (especially those in the public eye) are always one misguided tweet away from going 'viral' and irrevocably damaging their reputation forever.
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I enjoyed this article because I think its started to become a major issue especially for student athletes at the collegiate levels. You see people like Johnny Manziel who is only 21 years old, posting pictures of himself with thousands of dollars, and people want to know how a 21 year old kid can do that without a job. Student-athletes really need to be aware of this and what they post because the nation is really looking at them very closely and every little mistake they make will be noticed. 

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The Connected Fan

The Connected Fan | Sports Management: Martin J | Scoop.it
Today’s sports stadiums are wired for a better fan experience
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This article really interested me because I think many organizations are losing fans more and more every year because most fans would much rather watch the games inside the warmth and comfort of their own homes. Organizations have realized that this is becoming a problem and many organaizations are trying their best to "compete with the couch". Many organizations are trying to make games more fan interactive for fans by having wifi insidde stadiums and having games inbetween breaks in the game on the jumbotrons. Organizations really need to find a better way to bring fans to the games because personally I feel that many fans dont enjoy games as much and really enjoy their couches at home more.

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Do sports really build character?

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Do sports really build character? In the end, it is up to us. (My first post at Ethics for Everyone, from 2010: Do sports really build character?
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This was a short article but it really got me thinking about this subject, "Do sports really build character?". I believe it really depends on the athlete and how they were raised in sports as a youth, teenager, and young adult. You see many professional athletes engaging in illegal activities, that can really hurt a young players career. I think an athlete can build character through sports through the parents and coaches that teach them the right ways to win and lose. Competitive sports can bring the worse and best out in someone and there needs to be someone in a young athletes life to help them understand the rights and wrongs in sports, and many athletes havent had someone there to help them with this problem. 

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Sports teams look to score by marketing to younger fans - Medill Reports: Chicago

Sports teams look to score by marketing to younger fans - Medill Reports: Chicago | Sports Management: Martin J | Scoop.it
Medill Reports: Chicago Sports teams look to score by marketing to younger fans Medill Reports: Chicago To capture the fickle millennials, those born since the turn of the century, professional teams of all sports are adapting marketing programs to...
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I agree with this article and believe that sport marketers need to focus on marketing to younger crowds. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and Ohio State has always been #1 in my hearts since the first time I stepped into The Horseshoe at the early age of 8. I still remember going with my dad and I believe that memory has stuck with me because its one of the things I look most forward to once I have kids someday. Having fans make connections like that can really bring a positive to an organization just knowning that you will always have life-long fans and that should be most important to a organization. 

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In Honor Of March Madness, Why Point Guards Exemplify Sound Leadership

In Honor Of March Madness, Why Point Guards Exemplify Sound Leadership | Sports Management: Martin J | Scoop.it

There are many different styles of leadership, and it’s impossible to say one is superior to the others. When I was in the corporate world (and being, shall we say, a bit of a sports fan), I was drawn to a leadership model that was admittedly...


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I really enjoyed this article because not only is leadership very important in sports and business, but I was a point guard for our varsity team for 3 years in high school. This article hit home because alot of the points about leadership are found in a point guard and I believe part of a point guards job is to display leadership and control the team. I believe not only a basketball team needs a point guard but so do any type of business. Leadership is extremely inportant when it comes to running a business. 

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Kelly Poggensee-Wei's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:47 PM

Leadership is seen everywhere in the world and especially in sports. Point guards are a great metaphor for what a good leader looks like. While leadership stlyles vary among every person the 6 key points mentioned are a great outline of what skills and qualities a leader should have. Leadership ties in to almost any position at any level when it comes to sport management. 

Patrick Rooney's curator insight, October 25, 2013 1:40 PM

This article disscusses  how a point guard can be compared to the CEO of a company and also how Magic Johnson was able to be a great point guard as well as CEO. Without a great CEO, the company most likely will fail. Just as in basketball, without a great point guard, the team will be less successful. Magic Johnson is an example of a man who was able to show his leadership abilities both in basketball and in the business world. This relates to class because the point guard in basketball can be related to symbolic leardership . A point guard sends a message to the team on how they should act and when. Also, the CEO is responsible for creating the structure of a company. This relates to being a sports manager because it is your responsibilty to find team members who are willing to take on the challenge of leading the team and also making sacrifices that not everyone always is eager to do.