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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 09.24.12 – 10.01.12

The Top News In #Sportsbiz is a collection of articles curated by Sports Networker’s Lead Writer – Mark Burns

Sports Business

Cardinals Safety, Adrian Wilson, Owns Shoe Business

Adrian WilsonThe Cardinals are surprisingly undefeated after three games, and they beat Philly this past Sunday without five-time Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson. Impressive, since the 33-year-old was rated last season by Pro Football Focus as the best cover safety in the league. (He’s expected to play this Sunday when the Cards travel to Kansas City.)

When he’s healthy, Wilson spends six days a week knocking people out of their shoes. But on the seventh day, he flips the script as the owner of High Point Shoes in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Sports Networking

11 Habits That Exude Success

Richard Branson-SuccessConsider this: You can polish your mind with knowledge until it is a blinding shine, but if you don’t externalize it, no one will recognize it. Success is all about being noticed. You get noticed by showing the goods.

By adopting the following habits, you’ll televise your qualities to the world (discreetly, of course). Just watch how people react to you.

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Sports Marketing

Jobs In Sports Marketing: How To Land Your Dream Job In Sports

Sports MarketingThe sports industry is a $500-plus billion enterprise, with jobs in sports being arguably some of the most sought after careers. From jobs in sports marketing to public relations and corporate sponsorships, jobs in sports don’t just end with the team.

Instead, sports marketing is a narrower focus under the general category of marketing, which concentrates on the promotion of sporting events and organizations along with the promotion of products, goods, and services through the actual sporting event or team.

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Sports Sponsorship

10 Top-Earning Tennis Players Raked In $212 Million Over 12 Months

Roger FedererThe sports sponsorship market has been dinged in recent years along with the rest of the economy, but the most elite tennis players still pull in huge endorsement dollars. Credit the global nature of the sport, year-round tournaments and the demographics of the most ardent fans, who have high disposable incomes to spend on apparel, equipment, cars and watches.

The 10 top-earning players raked in some $212 million in the past year, with roughly 75 percent derived from endorsements, appearances and exhibition fees. Younger rivals Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have challenged Roger Federer on the court quite a bit of late, but no one touches the Swiss maestro off it when it comes to earnings power.

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Sports Sales

Patience Is Name Of The Game When It Comes To Packers Tickets

Packers-Season TicketsEric Mangold waits for his yellow postcard to show up every year that tells him what number he is on the Green Bay Packers’ season-ticket waiting list. He signed up nine years ago and has tracked his progress on an Excel spreadsheet. When the postcard came in the mail this week, Mangold, a financial analyst for MillerCoors who lives in Milwaukee, was discouraged.

“Unfortunately for me, the pace people have been falling off the list has slowed the last three years,” said Mangold, who moved from No. 66,222 in 2005 to No. 61,444 this year.

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Sports Social Media

Instagram Passes Twitter In Daily Mobile Use

Instagram-TwitterMark Zuckerberg must be smiling right now. Instagram passed Twitter in daily active users on mobile in August for the first time, according to new comScore data provided to Mashable. Instagram had 7.3 million daily mobile users for the month, while Twitter had 6.9 million.

In fact, comScore’s data shows that Instagram’s daily active user count has almost increased tenfold in the six-month period starting in March, when it had 886,000 daily active visitors. Twitter’s mobile user numbers have increased as well, but at a much slower rate. Part of this may simply be due to the fact that Instagram is a younger company, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

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Sports Media

Jim Rome Joins CBS Sports Radio

Jim RomeCBS Sports Radio has announced the newest member of its line-up for when the nation’s largest 24/7 major-market radio network launches next year.  Jim Rome will serve as host of The Jim Rome Show, broadcast live weekdays from 9:00AM-12:00PM, PT beginning on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. The CBS Sports Radio Network will be heard in Las Vegas on 1140 AM.

Rome recently signed a multi-year agreement with CBS contributing across a variety of platforms.  In addition to his weekday ROME show on CBS Sports Network, he provides commentary for CBS Sports and

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Sports Jobs

Narrowing Down Your Sports Career Interest

Sports Jobs Congratulations. If you are reading this post, you have likely already had the Aha moment of telling someone for the first time, “I want to work in sports.” All aspiring sports business professionals naturally begin with this proclamation.

Then, many proceed to express interest in a particular aspect of the business, most likely athlete representation, player operations, or marketing to start. Been there, done that. Others fall by the wayside, settle for more traditional careers, and view working in sports as merely a dream. If that sounds like you, stop reading here.

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Sports Technology

EA Sports Announces Cancellation Of NBA Live ’13

NBA Live '13

For those looking to see what’s “in the game” for EA Sports’ NBA Live 2013 title, you are going to have to wait a little longer. Like, until NBA Live ’14.

EA Sports announced that NBA LIVE 13 would not be released, continuing what has been a strange three years for the video game company’s premier basketball title.  The last official “NBA Live” game was NBA Live ’10, which was available for purchase in 2009.  In 2010, EA was set to launch a re-branded NBA-based video game — NBA Elite 11 — but the game was pulled, not only a week before its release, but after a demo had already been made available for download.

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