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Pain Killers, Athletes and Addiction

Ability is everything on the field, court, ice and pitch. If you can’t perform to the best of your physical abilities, someone will be ready to take your place. Your coaches and managers, who should be considered as mentors and borderline parental figures, won’t hesitate to replace you if your body is no longer able…

Five Extreme Sports Athletes to Follow on Social Media

In the good old days (that were bad for extreme sports), keeping up-to-date with cool athletes amounted to magazine subscriptions and the occasional sports program. Often times those dirt bike, skiing and other extreme sports mags were published monthly – and finding a sports show covering anything beyond football, baseball, basketball or hockey was next…

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RosterBot Solves Your Rec League Management Issues

When you think about it there are millions of people who each make sports great in their own way. Fans make up most of that population, but there are also players, trainers, reporters and announcers. Then there are the men and women who make up the foundation of our favorite franchises – coaches and management….

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From Athlete to Entrepreneur: 7 Tips

Starting a business is never an easy task. It takes a lot of intense planning, execution of your strategy and little bit of luck to create the kind of business that you can build your life around. We know that businesses fail at an exceedingly high mark, reported at anywhere from 50-90%. Due to this…

Twitter 101: How Live-Tweet A Sporting Event

When I look back over some of my very first tweets, I gag. I adopted Twitter in March 2009 during the heat of NBA regular season stretch run. As the Dallas Mavericks pre- and post-game show host for TXA21, part of the Dallas/Fort Worth TV networks, I covered the Mavericks like a wet blanket. I…

How To Make The Most Of A Sports Massage Course

Sports massage therapy shows magnificent potential as a lucrative career. It allows people the flexibility to work for a large organization or venture into business with his or her own clinic. It also provides people the chance to travel while working, with jet-setting clients or patients from different countries. All in all, working as a…

Discovering Your Career in Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a great career for people who love to work with athletes, improve their performance, help them recover from an injury and prevent future injuries. The career path is ripe with future opportunity as well. This skill set is in demand by everyone from professional athletes to high school and college students to…

The Mobile Marketer’s Guide to NFL Fans (INFOGRAPHIC)

With the Super Bowl fast approaching, you could say this is prime time for the NFL both on the field and off it for marketers. That’s because NFL fans in particular are passionate about their teams, and their phones. Mobile devices are creating new opportunities for brands to connect with specific audiences. ThinkNear recently looked at the…

Turns out this guy has had some success with entrepreneurship as well

5 Steps to Transition from Athlete to Entrepreneurship

When the time comes for an athlete to move from the playing field to the boardroom, lots of questions arise: “What career path should I follow? What am I best suited to do given my unique traits as an athlete? How will I find professional fulfillment?” After a successful stint as a student-athlete at the…

Manchester United is certainly one of the big clubs when it comes to sports business

Manchester United’s Business Model

Sir Matt Busby has said at Manchester United, they strive for perfection – and if they fail to attain that, they “might just have to settle for excellence.” Manchester United and Their Business Model Manchester United manage and operate their business as one single reporting segment, which is to say they view themselves as operating…