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The Positive No | Are You a SportsEpreneur? | SE Blog

The Positive No

“The Positive No” is an “I am a SportsEpreneur” guest post written by Eric Paredes. If you are a SportsEpreneur, let us know. According to the dictionary, “No” is used to give a negative answer to a question or choice. From a young age, we all learn to associate the word “No” with being deprived

The Houston Astros Storyline Heading Into 2021 | SportsEpreneur Baseball

The Houston Astros Storyline Heading Into 2021

The 2020 Houston Astros avoided the cheating fallout. What will the 2021 Houston Astros storyline be? You might be able to make a case that the Houston Astros are the luckiest team in the entire sports world. Yeah, they made it to Game 7 of the ALCS against the Tampa Bay Rays after being down

The MLB Blackout Policy

The MLB Needs to Give Access to Content, Not Blackouts

A brief analysis of the MLB blackout policy and the impact it has on the younger generation of fans. Ask any older baseball fan why they love their team—I will almost guarantee you it’s because their parents were fans of that same team. Maybe they grew up watching the games on television with their parents

The Right Time for Business

The Right Time for Business

“The Right Time for Business” is an “I am a SportsEpreneur” guest post written by Eric Paredes. If you are a SportsEpreneur, let us know. I hear a lot of people saying “when I have enough money or time, I’m going to quit my job and start my own business.”  I keep hearing those same

NBA TV Ratings and Sports During the Pandemic | SportsEpreneur

NBA TV Ratings and Sports During the Pandemic

A look around the sports world with a focus on NBA TV ratings, bubbles, broadcasting, and sports during the pandemic. In the sports world, like just about everywhere else, 2020 has been a year like no other. As concern for the COVID-19 pandemic peaked, organized, professional sports all but ground to a halt. Then, rightly

Mental Health in Sports Is Everything and Skip Bayless Is Flat-Out Wrong! | SportsEpreneur | Dallas Cowboys Stadium

Mental Health in Sports Is Everything and Skip Bayless Is Flat-Out Wrong!

What Skip Bayless said about Dak Prescott and his mental health on the Fox Sports show Undisputed is absolutely ridiculous. Dak Prescott’s brother died in April of an apparent suicide. Dak battled depression. Dak showed courage and bravery to maybe help someone who is afraid to speak up. Skip Bayless has ZERO COMPASSION because Dak

I Am A SportsEpreneur | Shane Larson, The Gametime Guru

I Am a SportsEpreneur | Shane Larson, The Gametime Guru

The “I Am a SportsEpreneur” text-based interview series is an opportunity to showcase difference makers in and around the world of sports, business, and media. If you think you are a SportsEpreneur, then hit us up! Now we chat with Shane Larson, The Gametime Guru.   I’m Shane Larson, Founder and Host of The Gametime

Work For the Pursuit of Money or Happiness? | SportsEpreneur

Work For the Pursuit of Money or Happiness?

The Strategy Addict | “Work For the Pursuit of Money or Happiness” is part of a series of articles written by Shane Snively.  We have done a lot of podcasts at SportsEpreneur. I get a little something from all of them, but this podcast hit me emotionally like no other. It’s not every day a

NASCAR: A New Era of Fandom | SportsEpreneur

NASCAR: A New Era of Fandom

This article, “NASCAR: A New Era of Fandom” highlighting the good that NASCAR is doing to build a new era of fandom was written by SportsEpreneur’s own, Michael Wilson. It’s difficult opening up social media and, regardless of whichever side you lean towards, to not get angry at all the events going on right now. However,

What to Do When You’re Punched in the Mouth | Overcoming Adversity

What to Do When You’re Punched in the Mouth

“What to Do When You’re Punched in the Mouth” is a guest post written by Charlie Leonard. Overcoming Adversity “Everybody has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth.” In an interview with Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Mike Tyson talked in depth about the origins of his iconic quote. He

Content Marketing and The Gift That It Should Be | Sports Marketing

Content Marketing and The Gift That It Should Be

Content marketing is about giving.  In business, there is a time to ask for the sale. But you need the people you communicate with to trust you. Trust is not built when you sell your product or service on first contact. This isn’t necessarily about that championship t-shirt someone sells. Although even then, the consumer needs to trust the website and shipping.

Sports and Business Content Platform | SportsEpreneur

Media Betting on Sports Betting

Thinking through media and sports betting There was a time where gambling content had a sleazy feel to it. That’s probably because mainstream media was not talking about it. In fact, if someone in the media talked about “betting”, people would laugh or cringe. Remember how Brent Musburger would always reference the line for the

Play Hard, Play Smart, Play Together | The Dean Smith Philosphy | SE

Play Hard, Play Smart, Play Together

“Play Hard, Play Smart, Play Together” is a guest post written by Charlie Leonard. How can you establish a culture of success in today’s business world? Consider following the lead of Dean Smith, the legendary basketball coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels. With close to 900 wins, eleven Final Fours, two national championships, and

Super Bowl Business Lessons | Charlotte, NC | SportsEpreneur

Super Bowl Business Lessons

Takeaways from the Big Game | Or Simply Put, Super Bowl Business Lessons From Super Bowl 54 As we look back on the 2020 Super Bowl, we can’t help but look for ways to learn from it. While these aren’t lessons for us to teach our favorite teams how to make it to the Super

Sports Betting & Barstool Sports Collide | Penn National Gaming | SportsEpreneur

Sports Betting and Barstool Sports Collide

This sports betting thing is really big, isn’t it? News broke this week that Barstool Sports was receiving a significant investment from a gaming company. Penn National Gaming is investing $163 million into Barstool Sports. Here’s the press release: pngaming.com/barstool-sports. Penn National Gaming (PNG) will own 36% of Barstool Sports. In three years, an additional

8 | 24 | 13 | 9 | In Memory of Kobe Bryant, Gigi, and All Victims | SE

8 | 24 | 13 | 9

This news about Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and those who lost their lives…  This is really tough.  Kobe–I talk about him often with my kids. We all feel like we knew him. His mindset, his work ethic, his passion for the game he loves, his caring, his love of family, and his creations–including his podcast,

The System Matters | SportsEpreneur | SE Original

The System Matters

I never thought I was a system-guy. I thought a system had to be precise, something you follow exactly, and I go by feel most of the time. I’m flexible. Except when I dissected my process, there was a system. I had just never thought about it that way before. Why did I start examining

A Dell Curry Basketball Camp Giving Story | SportsEpreneur

A Dell Curry Basketball Camp Giving Story

A post not about giving, but a post about those that give, every day. And highlighting them. A few years ago, my son attended the Mugsy Bogues Basketball Camp. He had a great time, learned a lot, and met a lot of other kids. Some of those kids, we found out, would not have been

Be Like LeBron James: Responding to the Getty Fire | SportsEpreneur

Be Like LeBron James: Responding to the Getty Fire

(“Be Like Lebron James: Responding to the Getty Fire is a guest post from one of our editors, Caroline Ailanthus) The Monday before Halloween, strong winds broke a branch off a eucalyptus tree in LA and sent it flying 25 feet into power lines. The resulting spark ignited the Getty Fire, prompting the evacuation of

Sports and Business Content Platform | SportsEpreneur

Why Sports and Business Content?

Why do I run a content platform about sports and business? I could talk about how SportsEpreneur fits in with the rest of my business plan, or I could talk about how it gives value to the public and to current and potential clients. All of that is true. But right now I want to talk about what the

Do You Control the Pace in Business | NASCAR | SportsEpreneur

Do You Control the Pace?

We all think of speed around the track as the main aspect of NASCAR, but before we get to witness the speed, we see a pace car controlling the speed.

I’m fascinated by pace in business. Not everyone can move at the same pace–so it’s up to the leaders to push and control the pace of the individuals and the team. Push the pace all the time and you may wear out your team. Don’t push the pace enough and you may fall behind. 
Think about pace in your business as it relates to NASCAR.

If nothing else, who doesn’t appreciate a good view of one of Charlotte’s most iconic venues–Charlotte Motor Speedway.

What will be your pace in business this week?

If you have images or videos and would like to contribute to SportsEpreneur, hit us up in the DM! We’d love to feature it and you.

Edge Branding Is Where It's at | Oregon Ducks and Boise State Broncos Prove It Works

Edge Branding Is Where It’s at | Oregon Ducks and Boise State Broncos Prove It Works

Edge Branding… We’ve seen it with the Oregon Ducks—exotic and diverse uniforms, and a faster pace of play. We’ve seen it with the Boise State Broncos—a blue field.  The “it” is a different way of going about things.   A large, multi-decade, established company, team, or brand has some advantages; a track record, history, built-up trust. They don’t have often the ability

The Harry Kane Goal Proves There Are No Excuses | SportsEpreneur

Harry Kane’s Goal Proves There Are No Excuses

Harry Kane scored a ridiculous goal in his Premier League match against Leicester City—and it got me thinking about excuses. Let’s be real; excuses enter your mind from time to time. It’s too cold to take the dog for a walk. I would have made the sale if the email server hadn’t gone down this

Finite Games Provide Lessons to the Infinite | SportsEpreneur Content

Finite Games Provide Lessons to the Infinite

What can finite games like sports teach us about business? A game (say a football game) has a winner and a loser. It’s finite. Meaning “having bounds or limits” as defined by Dictionary.com. Even if we drag the game out over an entire season, it’s still finite. One team wins. Other teams lose. But if

A Polarizing Baker Mayfield and the Sports Media | SportsEpreneur Take

A Polarizing Baker Mayfield and the Sports Media | SportsEpreneur Take

At SportsEpreneur, we like to pay attention to the sports media.  For example: The disingenuous behavior of the mainstream media: here’s an article and podcast on the topic. The good we can find in the sports world And other stories that pique our interest for whatever reason, like this Baker Mayfield story.   The polarizing Baker Mayfield gave the media what they

Lane Stadium | Kindness Always Wins | Virginia Tech | SportsEpreneur

Kindness Always Wins | The Virginia Tech Hokies Way of Doing Things

My experiences with the Virginia Tech Hokies Sometimes the world seems like a pretty negative place, but there’s a lot of good too. I could give many examples, but for now, I’ll just tell four stories about my experiences with the Virginia Tech Hokies. Picking Up My Son from Soccer Camp I just got back

Coors Field | Enjoying Your Surroundings Matter! | SportsEpreneur

Enjoy Your Surroundings, It Matters | Coors Field

Coors Field is a stadium that allows one to appreciate their surroundings. It sparks creativity, it sparks that desire to keep showing up, it sparks an emotion. And with positive emotion, good things may happen! This amazing image of the Coors Field baseball stadium is a reminder to enjoy your surroundings — at least find

Idea Execution Is Everything | as Shown by Leicester City FC | SportsEpreneur

Idea Execution Is Everything | as Shown by Leicester City FC

Big Thanks to @dannyygreenwood for being a SportsEpreneur contributor with this idea execution video from the Leicester City vs Huddersfield Town.   Execution of an idea is everything. An idea becomes a strategy that then demands execution. In this video you see James Maddison of Leicester City execute the plan to perfection. “What a beauty”! Our SportsEpreneur contributor,

Insurance Playbook for Success

Insurance Playbook for Success

The New England Patriots Model | by Mitch Long As a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan, it is hard for me to say nice things about the New England Patriots–but I have to admire the organization and their consistent success. It is no accident that they keep winning year after year. In the insurance industry, we