Sports Business Justin Verlander Becomes Highest Paid Pitcher In Baseball Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander signed a record $180 million contract on Friday making him the highest paid pitcher in the history of baseball. Just two months ago, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners had signed a seven-year contract worth $175 million, the richest contract forRead more →
Tag Archives | Social Media in Sports
Is Stopping the Right Thing to do? No we haven’t lost our minds here at Sports Networker. We want to dig deeper. Do you give something up because it didn’t work out for you the way you envisioned it? Okay not just work out, but really almost cost you your career. A few weeks ago oneRead more →
Major League Soccer is now in full swing! Having reached it’s 18th year, the growth of the game is apparent if you take a look at their presence on social media, even if you aren’t following on the major networks that now carry the games… As of fan of any sport, you can’t ignore soccerRead more →
If you’re looking for the Facebook Page for all 32 NFL football teams look no further! Some of these NFL teams have upwards of 3.5+ million fans, with the lowest seen around 852,000 fans. Nevertheless, there’s several ways one could leverage this information, more on that later. I’ve included the team’s Twitter Page and inRead more →
Sports Business March Madness Becoming One of the Most Valuable Sports for Advertisers Most fans think of sports advertising, they think of the Super Bowl. But now, college basketball is proving to be one of the most valuable sports for advertisers. In the last 10 years, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, more commonly knownRead more →
If the World Series were won by Twitter followers, the New York Yankees would hold all the titles. Since Twitter’s launch in 2006, the Yankees have always held the top spot. The Phillies are starting to catch up, but they’re still a good 90,000 follows away from surpassing the leader. Philadelphia does, however, have almostRead more →
Sports Business Adidas Unveils Wild Designs on New College Basketball Uniforms Adidas shook up the college basketball world on Thursday, unveiling new eye-catching uniforms that will be worn by six teams in postseason play. UCLA, Louisville, Baylor, Kansas, Notre Dame and Cincinnati will wear brightly colored jerseys and shorts with a camouflage pattern. The designs for UCLA,Read more →
Athletes, sport franchises and marketers continue to push the social media envelope. While the industry continues to innovate how they incorporate their social media messaging to foster and engage with fans, what we have to start asking is, how much is too much? In recent years, Twitter handles and hashtags have been placed on courts orRead more →
Following a horrific crash during the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, controversy emerged involving a fan video of the crash that was uploaded to YouTube. NASCAR had initially said the video was taken down on copyright grounds, citing language on the back of tickets. On a ticket from a NASCAR event atRead more →
Manti Te’o, the former Notre Dame linebacker who shocked the sports world with the bizarre story of a fake girlfriend told USA Today on Monday that he has stopped using social media since the incident. The 2012 Heisman Trophy finalist shut down his verified Twitter account back on February 5, and said he was not sure ifRead more →
Twitter’s acquisition of Cambridge (MA) based Bluefin labs could be the single most influential digital acquisition in 2013. Why? Bluefin measures what we’re talking about in the social space as it happens on TV. Twitter is out to build a revenue model based on real time brand activation. Super Bowl XLVII was the most talked aboutRead more →
Sports Business Goodell’s Compensation Nearly Tripled in 2011 It was revealed this week when the NFL filed the league’s tax return that owners nearly tripled commissioner Roger Goodell’s compensation in 2011, paying him $29.49 million, which likely makes him the highest paid commissioner in sports. While Goodell’s salary paid him $3.12 million in 2011, mostRead more →
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