The LPGA has undergone a major makeover in the last few years, after a period of poor marketing, low TV coverage (and nothing live), sponsors leaving and the season being greatly reduced. In 2010, the tour was the smallest it had been in 40 years with just 24 tournaments. With new commissioner Michael Whan in the driver’s seat, the 2011 season saw nearly 40 percent increase in TV viewership of North American events. By 2012, the LPGA experienced live weekend coverage at ... [Read more]
With week three of the 2013 NFL season in the books it's time to take a look at how the season has played out so far. There have been a lot of surprises this season, with some surprisingly good teams to go with some surprisingly bad.
Kansas City has seen perhaps the biggest turnaround of the year behind new coach Andy Reid and QB Alex Smith. The New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers have been huge disappointments, both winless and near the bottom in most offensive and defensive categories.
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For the third time in just two weeks an NFL game was delayed by weather when the Sunday Night Football matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks was delayed for an hour due to lighting. Is this a new trend developing? Will delays of NFL games due to weather become as commonplace are rain delays in baseball?
In case you missed it, at 9:05 p.m. game referee John Perry called the delay with 3:13 left in the first quarter. Playe... [Read more]
College Station may never be the same
In what could very well be the most important game of the college football season, definitely the most anticipated, the Alabama Crimson Tide travel to College Stadium for a rematch with Johnny "Football" Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies in a game that is expected to have considerable impact on the rest of the season. It is by far the hottest ticket in college football, and its billing as the game of the year is no exaggeration. Sure, a week three matchup mi... [Read more]
The basic role of sports general managers is one that is widely misunderstood. Essentially, a sports general manager must learn how to do more with less. The goal of a general manager is simple — to build a team that is consistently competitive, while at the same time, he or she must avoid depleting the future of the team as a whole. Generally speaking, being a sports general manager is far easier when the individual has money as opposed to when they are poor. For instance, over the last d... [Read more]
There is just over one week left before the 2013 NFL season kicks off on Thursday, September 5, when the Baltimore Ravens face-off against the Denver Broncos to kick off the NFL season. With last year being one of the most exciting seasons in a while, with some major shifts in the NFL's power rankings, 2013 looks to pick up where it left off. With that in mind, we're gonna take a look at the top ten questions entering the 2013 NFL season.
Who wins the AFC West? The Seattle Seahawks and the San ... [Read more]
Who’s eating hot dogs at sporting events? As it turns out, just about everyone enjoys some type of hot dog during a good game – or even a bad one. Around 80 percent of sporting fans will either consume a hot dog at a game later this year or already have, and about two-thirds of sporting facility concessions revenue comes from hot dogs, peanuts, and other traditional sporting staples, like pizza, cracker jacks, and cotton candy. Hot dogs, however, are the food most equated with sporti... [Read more]
With just a few weeks left before the official start of the college football season on Saturday, August 31, we're gonna take a look at the ten biggest games heading into the 2013 season. Coming on the heels of one of the most surprising seasons in years, 2013 offers what should be some intense football action. The games highlighted below were chosen based on the demand for tickets at Ticket Liquidator, with the average price of the ticket a strong indication that fans are anticipating a great ga... [Read more]
It would stink if it wasn't for charity.
When I dragged myself from my pit this morning, the only thing on my mind was a Spaniard who has been teasing me for weeks. His name is Cesc Fabregas, and he plays football - sorry, soccer - for FC Barcelona. Over the past month there have been rumors flying around, to the effect that Fabregas is going to sign for Manchester United, the team I love. Unfortunately, any substance that might propel these rumors into the land of the possible are unforthcomi... [Read more]
The 2013 NFL season is just a few short weeks away and as we get closer to the start of the season fan excitement is starting to surge. Lots of story lines come into play as the long battle to Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium kicks off.
The defending champion Baltimore Ravens have a team vastly different from last year's, most notably missing Ray Lewis. The San Francisco 49ers have placed their future in the hands of Colin Kaepernick, who was a revelation in the second half of last year.... [Read more]