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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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NBA vs. MBA: the collision of basketball and business

Guest Post submitted by Harrison Kratz The 2012 NBA Finals just ended with the Miami Heat capturing the title. HowToMBA.com decided to put their own spin on the NBA Finals to look at the broader picture of business and basketball. While the NBA may not be the most popular major sports league in the country, it is…

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How Small Market Teams are Thriving Deep into the NBA Playoffs

And they said only the big market teams could make it in the “New NBA!” Something funny is happening out West.  The New NBA, which was dubbed by pundits after LBJ, D Wade, and Bosh joined forces, was supposed to make the small market teams go away. They weren’t going to be able to compete…

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NBA Social Playoffs: And The Winner Is?

What if the NBA Championship wasn’t decided on the court, but rather from social media follower numbers? This infographic done by The Score, takes all on court performance out the window and shows who would win the NBA Championship if it was determined by social media. Here is the breakdown of the winner of the…

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The New Teams in Town: Is South Florida Becoming a Sports Marketing Powerhouse?

The battle between small and big market franchises has peppered the landscape of professional leagues since the early days of the 1950s, when National League Baseball first made its exodus to the west, and even more recently during the NBA Lockout this past fall. Heightened mostly around the nearest CBA debate waiting to surface, the…

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NBA All-Star Weekend Enhanced Through Social Media

During the last weekend of February the spectacle that is NBA All-Star weekend descended upon Orlando, Florida. It seems that more than any other sports league, the NBA celebrates its star players by attracting the biggest names in entertainment, creating interactive experiences for fans, and providing a festive atmosphere for all who attend the three-day…

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Golden State Warriors Get Creative With Twitter Campaigns (VIDEO)

As many of you that read the articles on SportsNetworker.com already know, social media continues to impact the way that sports teams connect with their fans.  And, we continuously see examples of how certain teams set the bar higher and higher with every new creative use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. So, when I came…

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Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz – 12.2.21

The Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz is a collection of articles curated by Sports Networker’s Online Marketing Coordinator – Steve Richards  Sports Business How Much Is Linsanity Worth? “Lin is the flavor of the week on Madison Ave., a mover of the stock market and a catalyst for a countless number of business proposal pitches. ‘This has crossed…

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Dallas Mavericks use Social Media to connect with Fans

The NBA has the most followers in Social Media of any sports league in the nation. Teams are encouraged to interact with their fans in Social Media and the Dallas Mavericks are one of the leaders in this space. The Mavericks Facebook & Twitter pages have over 2 million followers which makes them 7th best…

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Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz – 12.2.14

The Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz is a collection of articles curated by Sports Networker’s Online Marketing Coordinator – Steve Richards  Sports Business ACC Expansion Will Pay Off In New TV Deal “ACC expansion will mean at least $1 million to $2 million a year in additional revenue for each of the conference’s existing schools, according to…

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Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz – 12.1.31

The Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz is a collection of articles curated by Sports Networker’s Online Marketing Coordinator – Steve Richards  Sports Business Dodgers Sale: Moneyball Part II “Columbia Pictures’ Moneyball was nominated for a handful of Academy Awards on Jan. 24. At Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, across town from the studio where this box office…

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Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz – 12.1.24

The Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz is a collection of articles curated by Sports Networker’s Online Marketing Coordinator – Steve Richards   Sports Business IMG Worldwide Squashes Rumors of Being Up For Sale “I immediately contacted Jim Gallagher, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at IMG Worldwide.  Gallagher quickly put the rumor to bed.  ”There aren’t ANY conversations going on…

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