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Tweet Follow me Sports is all about big excitement, big crowds, and big business. But the sports industry is also missing out on a BIG opportunity. Sports make up a $650+ billion global industry, including everything from ballpark concessions and merchandise to media rights and sponsorship — and most of that revenue can be attributed, either directly or indirectly, to diehard fans.  But there is a far larger audience of casual sports fans who have greater access to sports than ever before — and they are...

Tweet Follow me Beth Silverberg, my friend who runs The Sports Girls, has a new radio show: Sports Biz Today. Here’s the details from her press release: “SPORTS BIZ TODAY” WHETHER YOU SCREAM TOUCHDOWN, SCORE, STRIKE, GOAL, HOLE IN ONE, HOMERUN OR SLAM DUNK, FRED WALLIN IS BACK ON THE BUSINESS TALKRADIO NETWORK TO COACH YOU IN THE SPORTS WORLD ON AND OFF THE FIELD BUSINESS TALKRADIO NETWORK IS PROUD TO OFFER THE COMBINATION OF SPORTS AND BUSINESS WEEKDAYS 7 PM EST Sports Business has become one of the most...

Tweet Follow me Wow. Even though reports are that Manny Pacquiao “appeared to dominate Timothy Bradley in almost every round Saturday night” according to USA Today, the best he could do was a split decision at The MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas – Timothy Bradley won. Here’s a clip from the 7th round of the fight: And many,...

Tweet Follow me Here’s the Robert Griffin III interview transcript thanks to the NFL, but as a note, this one doesn’t have all of the exchange in it, but enough for you to read some of the questions you may not have heard in the video: ROBERT GRIFFIN III Q. Even though you knew where you were going, are you still pretty excited? A. Yeah, I was excited. I was sitting there staring at the phone, waiting for the call, and they called the other phone. It was pretty cool. Even though you know...

Tweet Follow me The three-team-trade involving New Orleans Hornets Star Chris Paul to the LA Lakers, while sending Pao Gasol, and Lamar Odom, to the Houston Rockets and the Hornets, as well as Luis Scola, Kevin Martin and Goran Dragic from the Rockets to the Hornets for a 2012 1st Round Draft Pick, and that was nixed by the NBA is still, in this second day of news about it, freshly shocking. The NBA’s stated reason – “basketball related” – is also of note, because the two words imply...

Tweet Follow me UPDATE: Fun with Lindsey Vonn and Tim Tebow! Lindsey Vonn’s doing her best Godzilla imitation in the wake of her divorce from husband Thomas Vonn, but rather than stomp on cars or shoot radioactive breath, Vonn responds by winning her 4th World Cup race in six days, second Super G, and the first win on American soil during that period – at home before a cheering crowd at Beaver Creek USA. Here’s the dramatic call by Universal Sports on YouTube.com: Vonn later told the Associated...

Tweet Follow me The Stanford Cardinal Women have done it! They beat Duke in a close contest 1-0, and for their first NCAA women’s soccer title. The Stanford Cardinal Women are National Champions! But equally important, they posted a perfect season. Stanford finished the year 25-0-1, and the last time they lost was in 2010, when they lost to Notre Dame in the 2010 College Cup Final, and had only one loss in 2010. But 2011 was different. This year was paced by four Stanford seniors – Camille Levin,...

Tweet Follow me Congratulations to the Stanford Cordinal Women’s Soccer Team that clobbered a game Florida State Seminoles team 3-0 and a big BOO to The Associated Press and the news websites that use their copy for explaining that Stanford and Duke are playing in the Women’s College Cup Final, but not telling you or me when the game’s coming on or what channel!, or for a time what day! For the record, it’s Sunday, and thankfully the AP ran another set of articles correcting that part of...

Tweet Follow me UPDATE: LINDSEY VONN’S EX THOMAS VONN TURNS JERK WITH BAD TWEET AIMED AT TIGER WOODS. Video UPDATE: Lindsey Vonn Dating Tiger Woods, Uses Airplane: UPDATE: Lindsey Vonn on David Letterman and TMZ.com UPDATE: Lindsey Vonn Dating Tim Tebow’s Brother? What about John Elway? UPDATE: Vonn wins World Cup! UPDATE: Vonn talks about the divorce – sort of. Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn and her husband Thomas Vonn are getting a divorce after just four years of marriage. The news that...

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Tweet Follow me The NBA has been in a lock out for quite some time, but there have been rumors going around that the NBA season will resume. This is being confirmed legitimately through Reuters, who are reporting that the NBA has announced a tentative deal to start its season on Christmas; wouldn’t that be quite a gift for many fans? Reuters reports: “A majority of the 29 owners and 450 players still need to vote for the agreement for it to take effect. At a news conference announcing the potential...

Tweet Follow me Melissa Kellerman is a name brand-new to pop culture, but it looks like The Dallas Cowboys aren’t happy about it. Whatever the Cawboys’ thinking is, if it could be called that, it’s resulted in the robbing of a lot of potential cash from the pocket of their Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. UPDATE: Twitter Took Down Kellerman’s account, now it’s restored. Melissa Kellerman is the same person talked about in this video below, and just because she was tackled by Cowboys...

Tweet Follow me The Stanford Cardinal’s exciting, close, lucky 31 to 28 Big Game win over the California Golden Bears on Saturday, combined with Oregon’s loss to a suddenly powerful USC, pushed the team on The Farm up to #4 in the AP Top 25 Poll, while Oregon dropped to number 9. Stanford also retains The Axe for the second straight year. (Lucky asses they are.) First, it was a great Big Game that lived up to its billing. As the Washington Post put it, Stanford had a shaky start, but Cal’s was...

Tweet Follow me ESPN’s Lee Corso is known for getting really excited about his picks to win NCAA games on the network’s College Gameday broadcast. But in this case, Lee went way over the top. In the act of criticizing show guest and Olympian Carl Lewis for not picking The Houston Cougars to win on Saturday, Corso grabbed a bull horn to tell the Cougar fans he was on their side, then figuring that wasn’t enough to make the desired statement he wanted, grabbed a giant Houston Cougars mascot mask,...

Tweet Follow me In a wild game that was entirely different than any the previously played contests the formerly undefeated Penn State Nittany Lions played, they lost at home to Nebraska 17 to 14. It was the first game that Coach Paterno was not on the sidelines for since 1965, and in the wake of his shocking dismissal by the Board of Trustees of Penn State. It was a hard game to watch because of the circumstances under which it was being played. But, with all of the crap the student-athletes had to deal with that...

Tweet Follow me The Miami Marlins are the new name of the Florida Marlins, and to this blogger, even if the new uniforms, revealed via a Twitter leak after a marketing event held by the Marlins on Friday, look more like something Speed Racer would wear, welcomes the change. Because now, the Marlins, which are located in and impact the Miami Metropolitan area, do act as if they serve their city. There’s no shame in a sports team supporting the town its located in. Why some organizations elect to avoid doing...

Tweet Follow me The Cal – Stanford Big Game is next week, and promises to be another memorable college football contest. As usual, there will be a number of parties, but there’s one event that you really must come to: a benefit for Jill’s Legacy. Jill’s Legacy is a non-profit organization based around Cal Crew Team Member Jill Costello, who lost her battle with lung cancer at the age of 22. The website describes the organization in this way: Jill’s Legacy is an Advisory Board to the...

Tweet Follow me Let’s just get this out of the way: The Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton is the greatest NFL Rookie QB ever. Win or lose, the game he played against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday was just plain excellent. He was 22 of 35 for 290 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. Newton’s Quaterback Rating was 117.6. Those are veteran numbers, the kind Peyton Manning or Tom Brady puts up; Cam Newton did that. But Newton and his team lost. And they did so because the Carolina Panthers’...

Tweet Follow me One look at the Google Trends shows “Stanford Football” as one of the top five search terms, and within that, at least as of this writing, the top three news results all from the website of The San Francisco Chronicle, and not one of them from this blogger (which will change once I work my magic). That can only mean SFGate.com News Director and Stanford alum Vlae Kershner now, finally gets what this space has said for some time: Stanford Football is for real. So, undoubtedly high from...

Tweet Follow me Today, starting at 4PM PDT, we have Cal vs UCLA, then Stanford at USC at 5 PM and both are key Pac-12 battles of teams that really do have “storied histories” to mock that overused term for a moment. Cal comes to LA to play a rather injury-riddled UCLA team, with its coach Rick Neuheisel on a seat so hot, it would take an ice-cold screw driver cocktail that the coach might be willing to down if his 3-4 Bruins keep performing the way they did last week in getting smashed (excuse the pun)...

Tweet Follow me After looking like they were dead, two World Series Games down to the Texas Rangers, the St. Louis Cardinals came back to win World Series Game 7 in somewhat less dramatic fashion, 5 to 2. After trailing 2 to zip, the Cards tied the contest, then pulled ahead to win. Now, as the Dallas Morning News reports, the Rangers are 51 title-less years, and counting. But that’s wrong. The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series, yes. And David Freese is the World Series MVP, true. But for the...