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America's Team, in soccer, comes from Europe - Bend Bulletin

FOXSports.comAmerica's Team, in soccer, comes from EuropeBend BulletinEuropean soccer is no longer the sports equivalent of free jazz, fetishized by a few who maybe had a relative in London or spent a semester in Barcelona.
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Jesse David Adelberg's curator insight, October 14, 2014 11:37 AM

1) What I learned about in this article is that soccer is growing in America its just not the MLS is growing due to the players they have. Most of Americans watch the spanish league with the big name players such as Neymar and Messi. 

 

2) I found that ESPN and the soccer leagues over seas have a huge contract to be interesting because I wouldn't have thought that soccer was big in America. 

 

3) I selected the article because soccer is the biggest sport in the world but the USA is the only country where it is not as embraced as it is in other areas. I chose this because the title of the article caught my eye. 

 

4) This information will help me in the sport management world because it has brought light to the topic of American soccer and how we need to improve the game here. Due to the lack of interest in the MLS it effects our economy and if we can get people interested it will have a positive effect in the economy. 

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Relentless Rockies losing has Coors Field frustrated — but still crowded - The Denver Post

Relentless Rockies losing has Coors Field frustrated — but still crowded - The Denver Post | Sport and media | Scoop.it
It was a lazy, hazy Monday night at Coors Field, and between innings fans were quietly chatting and sipping sodas when a man suddenly stood from his seat and shouted, "FIRE ODOWD!
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Major League Soccer Wants to Be First 'Smart League'

Major League Soccer Wants to Be First 'Smart League' | Sport and media | Scoop.it
Major League Soccer will be adding a high-tech data-tracking system that provides with player metrics in real time.
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Jesse David Adelberg's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:55 PM

1) I learned that the MLS and Adidas Micoach are going to put a micro chip with every MLS athlete to track their physical performance. This will help coaches and manager with injury prevention and see how much effort an athlete exerts during the game.

 

2)   I found that not just the coach and managers can track the athlete but the fans can as well. Imagine playing in a fantasy sports league and having this information at the touch of a button. It will open up the fantasy world and would bring the spectators of the sport closer to the athlete which is what most of us aim to do which is come closer to the team. The spectators have a need to feel as if they belong. 


3) I selected this article due to soccer being the largest sport in the world and by being the largest sport it effects a majority of people. If this is to be successful I believe that in the near future that we will have this for almost every pro athlete. 


4) This information will help me in sport management industry because  it has helped me open my eyes into what to sport world can become to be. In sport management one has to be a step ahead and help predict what the next big thing is going to be in sport. And this has helped me realize that technology is becoming a big part into sports.  

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Designer puts unique spin on Olympics

Designer puts unique spin on Olympics | Sport and media | Scoop.it
The Olympics. They're a dream for athletes, of course, but also for artists, what with the Games' many colors and images tied to country and sport.
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Iowa Throws Back to 1921-1922 with New Black and Metallic Gold Uniforms

Iowa Throws Back to 1921-1922 with New Black and Metallic Gold Uniforms | Sport and media | Scoop.it
The Hawkeyes will wear the throwbacks when they host Iowa State in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Trophy game Saturday, Sept. 8 in Kinnick Stadium This will be Iowa’s third game in throwback uniforms.
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NFL Scrambles to Fill Seats

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Professional football, America's most popular and profitable sport, is preparing to tackle a glaring weakness: Stadiums are increasingly empty.

 

As part of sweeping changes designed to give teams more flexibility to fill their seats, the National Football League is watering down its controversial TV "blackout" rule, which restricts local broadcasts for games that aren't sellouts. And this season, for the first time, fans in the stadium will be able to watch the same instant replays the referees see during reviews of controversial calls.


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NBC Expects To Lose Money On London Games Despite Increase In Ad Sales From '08 - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

NBC Expects To Lose Money On London Games Despite Increase In Ad Sales From '08 - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | Sport and media | Scoop.it

via Sports Business Journal:

 

NBC Universal is expected to lose money on its coverage of the London Olympics, though NBC Sports Group Chair Mark Lazarus declined to predict how steep the losses could be, according to Meg James of the L.A. Times.

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Nike Surpasses $2 Billion in Soccer Sales as Euro Final Beckons - Businessweek

Nike Inc. (NKE) (NKE), the world’s largest sporting-goods maker, says its soccer business generated sales of more than $2 billion for the first time as it takes advantage of increasing interest in the sport in the U.S. and Asia.

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NFL in London: Is it good for football?

NFL in London: Is it good for football? | Sport and media | Scoop.it
News of an NFL franchise in London has come up again with Patriot owner Robert Kraft saying he wants a franchise in London before 2020. Of course he's not the only one that has publicly his desire to have a franchise playing permanently overseas.
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Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova fire back on equal prize money - Tennis - SI.com

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Maria Sharapova had a simple retort to the notion that men should be paid more than women at Grand Slam tournaments. Serena Williams just laughed and covered her face with one hand before delivering her answer.
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Portland Timbers video series honors fans

Portland Timbers video series honors fans | Sport and media | Scoop.it

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Portland Timbers fans. Even before their club joined Major League Soccer in 2011, they've been known as a special group -- from the official Timbers Army to all season-ticket holders.

 

Naturally, the club knows about this. And this year, it's showing it. Literally.

 

After incorporating fans into its inaugural season ad campaign, Portland this year went one step further, shooting video profiles of select season-ticket holders for its "We Are The Rose City" series. And these are no "why we love the Timbers" clips; instead, a film crew visits fans in their places of business, and gets to know these diverse people beyond their soccer love.

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Mark Cuban absolutely destroys ESPN’s Skip Bayless on air, Skip Bayless doesn’t seem to care (VIDEO)

Mark Cuban absolutely destroys ESPN’s Skip Bayless on air, Skip Bayless doesn’t seem to care (VIDEO) | Sport and media | Scoop.it
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban went on ESPN on Friday morning to absolutely devastate Skip Bayless' willfully ignorant view of pro basketball.
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Zombie Sonics fans throw support to Heat

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MIAMI -- If you watched Game 4 of the NBA Finals, you may have noticed some interesting-looking fans sitting directly behind the Thunder bench.

 

Love the weird interaction of fans here making a statement. Empowering.

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Interactive Graphic: Lolo Jones, Cleared for Takeoff

Interactive Graphic: Lolo Jones, Cleared for Takeoff | Sport and media | Scoop.it
The London Olympics will be Jones’s second trip to the Olympics in the 100-meter hurdles. Take a look at how she does it.
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Will MLB please everyone, or leave one potential bidder out? - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

Will MLB please everyone, or leave one potential bidder out? - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | Sport and media | Scoop.it
T his is what we know about MLB’s media rights negotiations that are currently taking place: ■ We know that the incumbents — ESPN , Fox and Turner — want to at least maintain their existing packages and possibly expand them.
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Noel Gallagher, fans help Man City debut kit

Noel Gallagher, fans help Man City debut kit | Sport and media | Scoop.it
Some soccer insight for the uninitiated: Often a club's kit, or uniform, debut will consist of the main players getting together, wearing the jersey...
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Comcast's Rebranded NBC Sports Network Holds Key to Olympian Bet (New York) | nola.com

NEW YORK — Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts says he's confident his $4.38 billion bet on the Olympics will turn a profit. That'll depend on how many viewers the rebranded NBC Sports Network can attract.

 

The company's NBC Universal is putting more than 293 hours of the London Olympics on the pay-TV network, starting July 25. That's an average of 14 hours a day, in addition to coverage on the free NBC network, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. Bob Costas will serve as lead anchor for the games.

 

Comcast is using the Olympics to promote the network, formerly Versus, as a national, 24-hour sports channel. The games offer the NBC Sports Network a platform to build viewers and advertising, now just a fraction of those at Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN. The channel plans to use the visibility to secure more rights, possibly to Major League Baseball.

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NBC Will Show Every Olympic Event Live Online

NBC Will Show Every Olympic Event Live Online | Sport and media | Scoop.it
Changing its policy on Olympics coverage, NBC Sports will show every event at the London Games live on its Web site.
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Jesse David Adelberg's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:03 PM

1) From this article I have learned how much the world of digital sports are growing to help bring every sport to everyone in the world. Before the digital age that we are in today one would have to wait a day later to see the events that happened in a different country. Many people wouldn't feel like they are watching it live and it defeated the purpose. Now with the technology they can feel as if they are watching it real time at the host country. 

 

2) I found that NBC will be streaming 3,500 hours of live coverage from the olympics in London so now one can watch the full olympics anywhere they are at the time of the event. Since 2008 they have working on the digital aspects of sports and now it is safe to say that they have gotten it down. Its not just for the die hard fans but also the casual fan who would just like to see how the country is doing is one particular sport.

 

3) I picked this article because in todays world almost every bit of information is now digital and one can almost find anything on the internet. More sports are using the internet to help bring in revenue or just using social media to appeal to their fans.I am also an avid viewer of the olympics and having it digitally broadcasted really enhanced my pleasure of watching it. 

 

4)  I could use this in my career in sport management by helping set up digital broadcasting for a teams games. I can also use this information if I where to work for the olympics committee and they needed to find a way to help broaden the viewers of the Olympics. The digital era that we are in is helping open u[p many other job opportunities that I can look into because sports are just just starting to take advantage of it.  

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NBC Agrees to 10-Year Extension to Show Cycling’s Tour de France

NBC Agrees to 10-Year Extension to Show Cycling’s Tour de France | Sport and media | Scoop.it
Comcast Corp.’s NBC Sports Group signed a new 10-year agreement for coverage of the Tour de France race and will air live stages of cycling’s premier event on its NBC network for the first time, beginning next weekend.
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Soccer kicks in as election indicator - Politico

Soccer kicks in as election indicator - Politico | Sport and media | Scoop.it
PoliticoSoccer kicks in as election indicatorPoliticoLittle noticed and of even less concern to most Americans, an extraordinary event is taking place in Eastern Europe that is causing consternation and heartache for millions.
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A Look at MLS Kits

A Look at MLS Kits | Sport and media | Scoop.it
[Editor's Note: Today we have more guest-written soccer content, this time from Tim Newcomb, who's bringing us up to date on MLS kits. Enjoy.
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New gadget enhances NASCAR experience

New gadget enhances NASCAR experience | Sport and media | Scoop.it
For years, race fans have been using scanners to listen to their favorite drivers whine like toddlers being escorted from the candy aisle -- normally...
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No-Hitter for Sale

No-Hitter for Sale | Sport and media | Scoop.it
Mets fans may be hard-pressed to recall the contributions of Jack Egbert on the night of Johan Santana's no-hitter, the first in team history.
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Nike becomes first UK company to have Twitter campaign banned

Nike becomes first UK company to have Twitter campaign banned | Sport and media | Scoop.it
Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere tweets broke rules for not clearly stating they were adverts.

 

 

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