This is my last ‘Best Of’ post for 2012. It feels a bit sad. But I must say that I am PUMPED for the New Year. Aren’t you? (If you’re not, then give me a call – talking to me for 5 minutes will get you psyched). Without further ado…
2012 — The Year Of NFL Rookie Quarterbacks – Mark Burns, SportsNetworker. This is an infographic which automatically makes it awesome. It also has fun facts, which makes it even more awesome. And it has good information about rookie quarterbacks. Do you really need anything else?
Novelty is gone and so is coach – Howard Beck, New York Times. This one is a sad way to end the year. The Brooklyn Nets have fired their coach because he didn’t do as well as they thought. Now, if I performed only 50% of the time at my job, I’d be fired too, but shouldn’t they have given him more of a chance?
10 Sports Business Stories to Follow in 2013 – Patrick Rishe, Forbes SportsMoney. Like I said last week, as someone who wants to work in sport, do you really think that I wouldn’t include this post in a ‘Best Of?’ I’m personally excited to see what will happen to the NHL, the possible new team in Seattle, and dynamic pricing (the sports economist in me is tingling).
The “Right to Know” and Contributing to Bad Behavior – Brian Goff, The Sports Economist. Now, this one may be (more than) a bit controversial, but it’s well written and really made me think. It discusses how the media can provide incentive for bad behaviour. I wonder if people actually think that…
Animated Infographic: Watch As America’s Stadiums Pile Up On The Backs Of Taxpayers Through The Years – Reuben Fischer-Baum, Deadspin. So I’m cheating a bit on this one because it was published on 4th December, but it was just posted to a different site I read so I’m including it now. It’s interesting how the public keeps paying for private benefit. Thoughts?
BONUS: Write Your Annual Review – Benny Hsu, Get Busy Living. In the spirit of the new year, don’t you want to see how far you’ve come in 2012?
And keep your eyes open! I’ll be posting a ‘Best of 2012’ list soon. You know you want to come back and check it out.