Entries Tagged as 'Sports Biz'

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Digital Sports: Level The Playing Field For Startups

The wide world of sports should be a great sector for digital startups to build innovative products, services and businesses. Sports are one of the few places in media that continues to experience growth in consumers, programming and advertising. The audience for sports is passionate, engaged, affluent and aggregated. Fans are demanding new and better [...]

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

The NFL Takes A Devastating Blow

The NFL announced that it will strictly enforce its rules against dangerous and flagrant hits by penalizing players with substantial fines or even suspensions. This has everyone kibitzing (check out the ESPN crew go at it and Schlereth go bonkers) and for good reason. The message that the NFL is suddenly sending goes against the [...]

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Digital Lebronomics

There’s been a firestorm of emotions, opinions and reactions (including the official Littyhoops take) in response to Lebron James decision to “take his talents to South Beach” and join the Miami Heat. James signed for approximately $15 million less than the maximum NBA contract in order to team with all-stars Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. [...]

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Ads Of The Future

I have issues with television commercials. Most notable is that they all pretty much suck. Sure, every now and then there’s a commercial that gives me a chuckle the first time I view it. Outside of the movie “The Sandlot” though, there are very few things I want to watch repeatedly, over and over again [...]

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Littyhoops is all (Sports) Business

I’m spending more time thinking and writing about the intersection of sports, digital media and business. It seems like a no-brainer as these are probably my three favorite things to think about in this world (who knows what I’m up to in my flash-purgatory). I do realize that all you Littyhoopsters are not necessarily as [...]

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Digital Madness: Future of MMOD In Doubt

Earlier this week I blogged that a new March Madness broadcasting rights deal for the NCAA could spell the end to March Madness on Demand – one of the most successful live streaming video programs to ever hit the web. Yesterday, the NCAA announced a 14-year broadcasting rights agreement for $10.8 billion with CBS and [...]

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

March Madness On Demand Or On De Fritz?

I’ve been paying close attention to the television negotiations for the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. You may have heard that the NCAA is playing around with the idea of expanding March Madness to 96 teams. You may have also asked yourself why mess with the perfection that is the current tournament. Many, including myself, think [...]

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Pennant Race Drive: The World’s First Fantasy Sports Twitter Game

  A few months ago I thunk out a blog post that I titled “Fantwitsy Sports” . I wrote about the appeal of a twitter based fantasy sports game from both a product and a business standpoint. Besides the blog being sent out to the regulars (mia, klien, cuz Stacey, Evanter, etc), I also emailed [...]

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Steroidology: L-Hoops Projects all 104 Players on the 2003 Steroid List

At first I was amused. To me, the baseball steroid scandal was just a part of the game. It would one day be a wart of a footnote in baseball history. We’d put some duct tape on it and continue to love the game. So I figured I would have some fun with it as [...]

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Fantwitsy Sports

I’ve been aimlessly chirping away on Twitter for awhile now. Make no mistake, my random tweets are extraordinarily unexceptional as I ponder man vs. mosquito or the physical beauty of brothers Van Gundy. But I certainly have been learning firsthand about the Twitter platform and how people are interacting and communicating in interesting new ways. [...]