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‘Call Me Maybe’ Parody Videos – 2012 NFL Edition

Just when you thought Canadian pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ might be slowly losing its, eh, popularity, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to try their best at composing a video of the hit single. The Steelers are just one of the numerous sports teams grabbing thousands of YouTube views for the Jepsen track. The Harvard baseball team might have…

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Battle For Europe: La Liga vs. English Premier League (INFOGRAPHIC)

In Europe, there are two football powerhouse leagues — Spain’s La Liga and England’s Premier League  — and then there’s everybody else. And with the football season just beginning, theScore, a sports media company based out of Toronto, Ont., compared the top-tier leagues across the social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, there were other various…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 08.13.12 – 08.20.12

The Top News In #Sportsbiz is a collection of articles curated by Sports Networker’s Lead Writer – Mark Burns Sports Business Pac-12 Network Starts, Will Reach 48 Million Homes The Pacific-12 Conference is scheduled to begin airing its TV network at 6 p.m. today (August 15). With a national feed and six regional feeds, the San Francisco-based…

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Pacers Installing Massive Scoreboards & New Sound System Inside Arena

The Indiana Pacers aren’t messing around when it comes to updating the sports technology inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse in order to create a better fan experience. The 13-year-old arena will be getting a makeover for the upcoming season — a $16 million one at that. Overall, the technological upgrades to the sound system as well as the…

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London 2012 “Socialympics” Proves Twitter Is The New Sports Bar (INFOGRAPHIC)

Olympic organizers dubbed the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as the first ‘Social Media Games’ or better yet, the ‘Socialympics‘. With Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and a variety of other social media platforms for athletes’ voices to be heard, the International Olympic Committee had the unduly task of regulating and monitoring competitors’ comments. However, when the dust settled,…

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NFL Headsets Changing To Digital In New Sports Technology Wave

For the 2012-13 NFL season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith might have the luxury of not receiving Southwest Airlines’ pilots in his ear. Such was the case for Smith, along with other NFL teams last season and in years prior as the league was surprisingly not up-to-speed with the latest sports technology regarding its headsets. Finally,…

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Honda Grabs First-Ever Sports Sponsorship With An East Coast Venue

With the Barclays Center  set to open in six weeks on September 28, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has recently formed a sports sponsorship with the Brooklyn Nets/Barclays Center, making Honda the 10th Founding Partner of the arena. The marketing agreement marks Honda’s first-ever sponsorship with a sports/entertainment venue on the East Coast, and it joins other…

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With Lockout Looming, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Fairing Well Financially

Despite comments made by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last week about the possibility of another league lockout if a new collective bargaining agreement isn’t reached by Sept. 15, Bettman still seems to be fairing well financially. Since the NHL’s previous lockout in 2004-05, Bettman’s salary has more than doubled, reaching nearly $8 million in 2010-11. For…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 08.06.12 – 08.13.12

The Top News In #Sportsbiz is a collection of articles curated by Sports Networker’s Lead Writer – Mark Burns Sports Business Here’s What Happens To Olympic Sports Venues After The Games [Infographic] Beijing spent inordinate amounts of money on their venues and now they serve as little more than reminders of the past. London spent a…

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Adidas Social Media Shoe Ready For Tweeps, Mass Production Set For 2016

Just when you might have thought social media couldn’t integrate itself into the sports world anymore, clothing manufacturer Adidas has decided to up the ante in the summer of 2012. Adidas has updated its adiPower Barricade shoe by transforming it into the Adidas social media shoe, one that can receive tweets. The Adidas Barricade is outfitted with an Arduino…

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Oregon Ducks Launch #QuackCave, Social Media Headquarters

The NCAA athletic community knows the University of Oregon as the school with the latest inovations in its jersey designs, especially pertaining to football. Now, though, the Ducks might better be known as the first University to launch a social media hub — the #QuackCave — to monitor its athletics. With a handful of flat screens…

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Manchester ‘U’ Tops Forbes’ List of World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams (Infographic)

Forbes just recently released its annual Top 50 list of the world’s most valuable sports teams, with the National Football League holding the most places (32) of any professional league. Yet, once again, English soccer powerhouse Manchester United claimed the No. 1 spot with a $2.33 billion price tag with Real Madrid followed closely at No. 2 for…

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