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Kyler Murray Joins Esports Group FaZe Clan

Kyler Murray is taking his talents into the Esports world. The Arizona Cardinals quarterback and the top overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft has joined the Esports organization FaZe Clan as its newest member and investor. FaZe Clan was founded in 2010, headquartered in Los Angeles, but has grown worldwide in the organization’s 11

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Why Simone Biles Leaving Nike for Athleta Matters

Simone Biles, one of the most decorated gymnasts in the world, left her sponsorship with Nike for the female-led brand Athleta last week, just three months before the 2021Tokyo Olympics. While it may seem like a simple change-of-contracts to some, Biles is paving the way for female-athletes to choose their sponsorships based on representation versus

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NFL Rule Changes: Jersey Numbers, Replays, More

The owners of each NFL franchise voted on a number of rule changes on Wednesday, surrounding expanded jersey numbers and officiating changes. Following the COVID-ridden 2020 season and the many controversies surrounding officiating and challenge questions, the league recognized that there needs to be some level of changes. The NFL has a long history of

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The European Super League: Where Did It Go?

The European Super League fell apart before it ever even started. As news came to light of 12 of Europe’s most dominant football clubs were joining this new, midweek league, the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) spoke out on the dissatisfaction of the emerging league and how

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Excitement Returns To Major League Baseball

An MLB passion piece with the Dodgers and Padres as the catalyst If there is one common argument among young baseball fans and those who don’t dedicate their life to the game, it’s this: baseball is a dying, boring sport. When the Padres hosted the Dodgers for a weekend series in Petco Park, mediocre baseball

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Make Youth Sports Fun Again

One of the best parts about watching youth sports is witnessing the purity and innocence of the sports we once fell in love with. One of the worst parts of watching youth sports is the over-involved parenting that can occur. We’ve all seen it or experienced it in an essence and it can be detrimental

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The WNBA New Jersey Drop Makes Waves

The WNBA new jersey drop 🌊 ! The WNBA and Nike released the new jerseys the women of each 12 teams will wear in the 2021 season – and they are powerful. The league is heading into their 25th season – marking 25 years of empowering women through sport and shattering every glass ceiling meant

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Esports: A Different Way To Think Of Sport

The sports industry was one of the hardest-hit industries thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one sport seemed to thrive in a time left uncertain to the rest: Esports. Shortened seasons, empty stadiums, and daily coronavirus testing left players, coaches, and fans in defeat. But as people were encouraged to stay home, finding ways to

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The Future of College Basketball – Where Is It Headed?

March Madness is the time of year for die-hard college basketball fans and bystanders alike to put together competitive brackets and have friendly banter over which team they believe will cut down the net and take home the hardware. Some partakers will support a low-seeded underdog, but most will typically bet on teams like Kentucky,

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Taking a Stand Against MLB Blackout Restrictions

If you’re a Major League Baseball fan to any degree, you know how much everyone hates the MLB blackout restrictions. For everyone else, let me break it all down for you. The basic idea of a blackout is if you can go watch a game in person, the league doesn’t want you watching it on

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Is Being a White Sox Fan Driving Me Insane?

“Is Being a White Sox Fan Driving Me Insane” is an article written by KazCM creator, Charlie Westerman.  A journey of a million miles begins with a 0-0 start. It was a Friday afternoon last July. I had finished all of my weekly tasks which meant there was only one thing left to focus on: opening night

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The Missteps of the NCAA

When the women’s teams from across the country arrived in San Antonio to compete in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, images and videos went viral of the disparities between what the women were provided in their tournament compared to the men’s NCAA tournament in Indianapolis. Ali Kershner, sports performance coach at Stanford, posted a side-by-side photo

Inside the Business of the NFL with Michael Lombardi and AJ Vaynerchuk

Inside the Business of the NFL with Michael Lombardi and AJ Vaynerchuk

Michael Lombardi and AJ Vaynerchuk Discuss Lessons from the NFL and How they Apply to the Modern Business World Former NFL general manager, three-time Super Bowl winner, author, and podcaster Michael Lombardi in conjunction with athlete management firm VaynerSports co-founder AJ Vaynerchuk reveal what makes the business of football tick. Join us for a panel

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The New Rookie

On June 13, 2016, Whit Merrifield, the newest rookie of the Kansas City Royals, hit his first major league home run off of the Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Carrasco. Seconds after, on June 13, 2016, I looked at my dad in section 139 of Kauffman Stadium and told him “I’m going to be a baseball reporter

SE Out There | Take Action by Shane Larson of The Gametime Guru

SE Out There | Take Action by Shane Larson, The Gametime Guru

SE Out There. Take Action What is SE Out There: We come across a lot of great sports colliding with entrepreneurship content out there. And we want to share it with you–for them. It’s out there and now we bring it in here. Not just any content, but content that strikes our fancy. This piece

SE Out There | Brady and Mahomes by Michael Elkins of MLE Law

SE Out There | Brady and Mahomes by Michael Elkins of MLE Law

SE Out There. Brady and Mahomes. What is SE Out There: We come across a lot of great sports colliding with entrepreneurship content out there. And we want to share it with you–for them. It’s out there and now we bring it in here. Not just any content, but content that strikes our fancy. This

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Professional Soccer Goalkeeper Talks Readiness

“It’s about being ready for your moment… It’s good to be pissed off and it’s good to keep that fire burning because ultimately that’s what is going to keep you going and keep you pushing for more.” – Professional Soccer Goalkeeper, Jeff Attinella. In this inspiring SE podcast episode, we revisit a discussion Eric Kasimov

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A Unique Style

From College Basketball to Unique Content Have you ever watched a college basketball game where one team has a drastically different style of play than the other? Or even drastically different from most other teams? The different one was from a small program without a lot of resources, wasn’t it? It’s usually the small programs

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VAR Overanalyzes The Beautiful Game

Creativity and mistakes are part of The Beautiful Game, so let it be. A centimeter here, a centimeter there. A goal disallowed here, a goal disallowed there. What’s it all, really? It’s overanalysis. And it takes away from what matters—The Beautiful Game, the play, the goal. I’m all for technology. I’m writing this article on

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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.