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Fancred Pushes To Make Waves In The Social Sports World

It seems that every other day there is a startup social network looking to compete with Facebook and Twitter.  Lately, there have been a lot of these startups taking aim at sports fans.  It is certainly known that Twitter drives a powerful sports conversation.  Is it possible though, that a social network suitable for sports…

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The Top Ten Colleges for Serious Sports Fans

Going to college? Serious sports fans will not only be looking at the academic credentials of their preferred colleges, but also at the opportunity to pursue their love of sports in their leisure time. Let’s take a look at the best colleges for serious sports fans. All of the ten colleges highlighted will not only…

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The Fan of Tomorrow

This is the Fan of Tomorrow’s humble opinion… Of what could happen decades down the road to the sports industry.  The words and opinions expressed by the Fan of Tomorrow are not directly linked with the author’s views but since we don’t know what the future holds for certain it would be best advised to be…

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The Psychology Of Social Sports Fans: What Makes Them So Crazy?

From Longyearbyen to Ushuaia the world is filled with fans. They are the lifeblood of professional sports and the only reason why anybody in the industry receives a check. According to a recent A.T. Kearney study today’s global sports industry is worth between €350 billion and €450 billion ($480-$620 billion). In an industry of this size and scope connecting to and…

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Speaking to Sports Fan Diversity

This is a guest post by Max Wendkos “Congrats, you’ve been chosen! Get a magazine, blanket & bonus gifts.” Normally, I’d expect Gmail to automatically identify this e-mail subject as spam and filter it out of my inbox. After all, the sender of such e-mails tends to be a “Nigerian prince,” except that he’s usually looking to quickly…

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Help for Stressful Times in the Sports World

Lockouts rule the roost in 2011. First, the NFL muscles flex to show us the veins of how money ultimately rules the football kingdom. We know full well it’s not a game we simply watch on t.v. – it’s a multi-billion dollar business that needs a “dollar-driven enhancement drug” to keep it going.  The NBA…

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The Value Of The Loyal Fan

We’ve all done it. Whether we want to admit it or not, we’ve all become bandwagoners of a team at some point of our sports life. UrbanDictionary poetically defines a ‘bandwagoner’ as “someone who shamelessly cheers for a particular team not because he likes them or follows them faithfully, but only because that particular team…

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Where Are The Sports Social Networks?

Being that I’m a huge sports fan and an avid social media user, I always wonder why there are no good sports-themed social networks. Many have tried, but none have succeeded.

In my opinion, sports and social media are a perfect marriage. Sports fans love to talk about sports. We spend hours of every day watching, reading, and talking about the teams and players that matter to us. Sports fans also love to show and demonstrate our pride. We want to show the world our allegiances. And most importantly, there are plenty of instances where sports and social media have succeeded!

I spoke to my boss and great friend AJ Vaynerchuk about it. He brought up the valid question: “is there really a problem there that needs to be fixed?”

I’m not sure of the answer, but I’m going to talk it through right now:

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The Frenzy of Fan Dynamics

(This is a guest article by Michelle Hill) Football fans everywhere enjoy a special camaraderie; we join forces in unwavering support and devotion for our team, despite geographic location or economic status, we’re all on an even playing field (no pun intended) when it comes to rooting for our favorite team. There are three important…

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Added Value vs. Perceived Value

In the economic times of 2009 everyone is trying to define and produce value.  Like most marketing buzzwords, value can be a very ambiguous concept. When fans look to spend their discretionary income to take in a ballgame, they base their purchasing decision on the emotions that the product of sports provides.  The emotional aspect…

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Fans Are Talking Online: Can You Hear Them Now?

Image by leonard.beckman This is a guest post by Ryan Stephens The last post I did for Sports Networker was a very applicable, step-by-step approach to utilizing social media with respect to sports. It is a formula I will typically use when Lewis gives me the opportunity to share with you all.  However, this week…

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