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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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 wanted.

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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

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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,

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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

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Young Players Are…Young

Ben Simmons and Young Business Professionals I hear negative comments about young players in all sports, but most recently in basketball. People go at these players as if these kids are finished products—as if anybody is ever a finished product. Take 22-year-old Ben Simmons, of the Philadelphia 76ers, a phenom by all accounts. He is

Sports Stories Recognizing The Right Things In Sports

Sports Stories: Recognizing the Right Things in Sports

At SportsEpreneur, we think it is important to highlight the sports stories of those doing the right things in the sports world. There is so much negativity in the news that it’s easy to get the wrong impression of the world. Maybe the bad stories have to be told, but there needs to be balance.

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Think Big Picture

How the NBA Season and Your Business is All About the Big Picture Every NBA team’s season is full of wins and losses and strategic decisions, but that win or loss doesn’t mean the same thing for every team. The right decision for one team might be the wrong decision for another. That’s because not

A Podcast Review For Those That Love Podcasts: Sports Marketing Huddle by Rob Cressy | SportsEpreneur

Podcast Review: Sports Marketing Huddle, Rob Cressy

There are podcasts you just like. And then there are those podcasts that pull you in like a great Netflix show. Binge time! It doesn’t have to be a mainstream podcast. It doesn’t have to be the kind of thing that appeals to everybody. But when I find a podcast that addresses both sports and

Living in the Past: the Lakers Way | SportsEpreneur | Don't Follow Them

Living in the Past: The Los Angeles Lakers Way

The Los Angeles Lakers have been living in the past. And what a past it was! Wilt Chamberlin, Showtyme, Kobe, and Shaq? It makes sense that the team and their fans would want to re-live their glory days. I think any basketball fan would sign up for that history. But that’s just it—it’s history, in

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You Can’t Make ‘Em All

A business lesson learned from the NC State vs. Clemson basketball game–you can’t make ’em all. My friend and I went out to lunch the other day, where we sat and talked as we waited for our food to arrive. And waited and waited. Seems the establishment we had chosen was having a slow day.

Squeaky Wheel Needs Some Grease!

Squeaky Wheel Needs Some Grease!

How it might have been different if that New Orleans Saints wide receiver had been the squeaky wheel.  It’s been a while since the no-call that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl and the New Orleans Saints home. And by now I think many are past it. Well, maybe not Saints fans

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Klay Thompson’s Ridiculous Blame Game

I’m not here to call into question the basketball skills of Klay Thompson. He is a phenomenal player and is having a heck of a career—but he just voiced one of the worst thoughts of the sports year. After the biggest upset (per the spread at least) in the NBA since 2016, Klay Thompson was

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David De Gea and the Easy Saves

A David De Gea and business leader story about the Manchester United Goalkeeper, not getting credit, and making it look easy. Perhaps you’ve heard of him. He is one of the best, maybe even the best, soccer goalie in the world. The world? Yes. Or, at least, that’s my opinion. Other people have different opinions.

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More Than a Game

How college football programs like Ohio State draw attention for other endeavors. The football game is the entertainment, the game is the draw. But if you think a sports program (say, the Ohio State Buckeyes) is only about playing football, you’re not paying attention.  Think about the gear: the shirts, jerseys, hats. Think about the food and