How are your new years resolutions going? I’d love to hear about them, if you want to share. leave me a comment and we can unite and commiserate together/motivate each other. If there’s one thing I’m good at… it’s motivation 🙂 And now that we’re two weeks into the new year and the buzz from the start has worn off… maybe you need it? Enough jibberjabber. Here were my personal favourites from the week.
A Very Good Year? – Footy Maths. Oh, you didn’t know that I love sports statistics? Well, I do. Special shoutout to DiverDan77 on Twitter who introduced me to this site! I love it! This particular post explains why a 17 game season won’t work in AFL. Love, love, love.
Win or we’ll cut sponsorship, Arsenal warned by main backers Emirates – Andrew Warshaw, Mail Online. The topic of this article was a source of contention at a recent Twitter #sbchat (Sundays at 9:30 EST!) but regardless, it’s interesting. Emirates have told Arsenal that if they don’t start winning… they’ll lose Emirates sponsorship. People believe this is a flawed sponsorship strategy, which is right… but do Emirates have the right? Hmmm.
NHL Lockout: Fans Will Still Resent NHL Despite Stalemate Being Over – Justin Onslow, Bleacher Report. FINA-FREAKING-LY. It’s over. Not that I was ever a big NHL fan (I think Milan Lucic is awesome and that’s about it) but when CBA talks go on for ages it makes me question my career decisions. It’s a 10 year (!) contract with an opt-out clause after 8 years. But the question now that they’re back is… what will the fans have to say? Answer: probably… a lot.
Five of the big questions that will be answered in 2013 – Paul Cully, The Roar. Now I’m not THAT into rugby union (no death threats, please) but this is still a good article about the upcoming season. After reading it, I feel like I have to start watching just to see the answers…
Economic Impact of the Hall of Fame Vote? – IJSF. For those of you who don’t know – the MLB is voting on who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and most people think that no players will get in, which will be the first time that has happened. At first I didn’t think this was that outrageous but then I read this article. I have been convinced!
A sixth one?! What?! The NBA Transition From David To Adam – Russell Scibetti, The Business of Sport. David Stern… You should have picked me as your successor. But that’s okay. Adam will pick me in about 30 years. No big deal.
What do you think of the new ‘Best Of The Week’ banner? Too much? Not enough?