I have missed you all!
I am back from Hawaii (*cries*) and ready to get back into this blog. I’ve got some fun stuff up my sleeve for the next couple weeks, like the AFL financial report analysis and draft analysis (do NOT get me started on missing the draft – I am in mourning), the end of the F1 season and so many other things. My mind is racing. It doesn’t help that my finals for uni are due on December 9th. It is possible that my head explodes. You were warned.
NRL Appoint New CEO From Outside Sports Industry – Sports Biz Insider. As someone who wants to work in sport, I always find the variety of pahts people take to get to management positions. This one is particularly interesting considering this guys has not only NEVER worked in rugby, or even sport, and is not Australian. Hmmm. I will be watching him closely.
NBAer’s Unusual Twitter Ticket Gimmick – Marsha Collier. Ha ha ha. This is too good. Since the Bucks (who wudda thought?) and Bulls are vying for the top spot in the league, Drew Gooden is taking full advantage, since he is an ex-Bull-current-Buck. I don’t want to spoil the article, but let’s just say that there are not-so-classy things happening to basketball jerseys!
RIP Marvin Miller – Phil Miller, The Sports Economist. If you have never heard of Marvin Miller before… well, that doesn’t mean much. He’s well-known in the sports world, not so much in the world-world (does that make sense? sorry – I’ve been away too long). He is one of the most important baseball management figures ever. Read this article if you want to know why he is amazing.
Arsenal, Emirates Agree To Lucrative Sports Sponsorship Deal Through 2018-19 Season – Mark Burns, SportsNetworker. I am fascinated by the business of soccer (ah! sorry – FOOTBALL) in Europe. There are so many aspects that American sport doesn’t have like jersey sponsorship and men who rip bleachers from stadiums… So good for Arsenal that they’ve extended their arrangement with Emirates!
Toronto Maple Leafs Are First Hockey Team Worth $1 Billion – Mike Ozanian, Forbes SportsMoney. Are you surprised that the first hockey team worth a bil is Canadian? I’m not. PS – I AM SO OVER THE NHL LOCKOUT. I will never mention it again, starting now.
Oh, by the way, it was my birthday on the 28th. SHAME ON YOU if you did not call and tell me happy birthday. SHAME ON YOU!