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Boston Strong: Red Sox Revive Their City With World Series Win

Last week the Boston Red Sox proved the city is indeed Boston Strong by winning the 2013 World Series at home. It had been 95 years since the Sox won a title at Fenway, but it couldn’t have come at a better time. The reverberations of the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line have…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 10.28.13 – 11.04.13

This week in the #SportsBiz, top news includes Go Daddy taking a new approach to their Super Bowl marketing campaign. Other top news includes Tiger Woods and EA parting ways, record ticket prices for the Boston Red Sox, potentially big numbers for a looming media deal for the WWE and TigerLogic breaking into the sports…

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Social Media In Sports: Inside Look At The 2012 World Series (INFOGRAPHIC)

The San Francisco Giants have ranked among Major League Baseball’s best in utilizing social media in sports to their advantage. And with the 2012 World Series wrapping up just a few days ago, the Giants not only came out on top in the four-game sweep over the Detroit Tigers, but they also won the social…

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MLB World Series: Comparing the Teams via Social Media

Finally, we’re here. The World Series. There’s no greater stage in sports, no greater moment than the last out made each season, and no greater battle between the two teams than the one for…social media supremacy! With the last two remaining teams having been decided and the World Series underway, we know how the teams…

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MLB Playoffs: Comparing the Matchups via Social Media

With the Wild Card playoff games over and done with, protests denied, and the Division Series games underway, it’s time to look at the remaining matchups a little closer. Be it from loyal fans or playoff bandwagoners  many of the remaining teams have strong online presences, but how do the teams stack up in terms of…

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An Interview with San Francisco Giants’ Director of Social Media

The San Francisco Giants enjoyed a banner year in 2010: they won the World Series and embraced social media as a means of engaging diehard fans at AT&T Park and across the country. We sat down with Bryan Srabian, the Giants’ Director of Social Media, and asked him about the successes in 2010 and the…

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The Overtime Post – The Biggest Loser

Welcome to the second week of the Overtime Post, where we take a light and sarcastic look at the week’s posts and other sports and business news around the world. Other than my Vancouver Canucks who have won six in a row (and I suppose I have to give the San Fransciso Giants a little…

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The Overtime Post

Recently, when we talked to you how we can improve Sports Networker, a lot of you gave us (essentially) one word: more!

Now, we have been bringing you posts Monday through Friday, give or take a sick day ever since our inception. This is about to change.

Welcome to The Overtime Post, where each weekend I will give you a casual highlight of our week’s posts, along with some of the hottest news in social media and sports business. The posts will be more fun and relaxed, as most of us have traded in our weekday suits for sports jerseys and foam fingers anyway.

Think of it as a weekly Sportscenter – something you can read between downs or during timeouts. I know a lot of you have a lot of trick-or-treating to do, so without further ado, this week’s posts:

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Payroll to Results: Successful MLB Teams

Did you ever wonder which teams in Major League Baseball really get the most bang for their buck? Sure the Yankees won the last World Series last year but weren’t they supposed to win when they had the highest payroll in baseball? Each year the Pittsburgh Pirates have one of the lowest payrolls in baseball…

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The Perfect Pitch: A World Series Champion on Winning and Business Success

Every athlete growing up has dreams of winning the “big game”; hitting a home run in the World Series, making that one-handed touchdown catch in the Super Bowl, or hitting the game winning shot in the NBA Finals.  As most of us will only dream of these moments we are lucky enough to have a…

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