Monthly Archives March 2011

Dana White, UFC and Digital Royalty are Sports Techie

UFC President Dana White and USA Sailor

Dana White, UFC and Digital Royalty are Sports Techie
Seattle can now add the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night to its short list of best sports events ever thanks to President Dana White and his social media team at Digital Royalty, they are all Sports Techie.

Dana took a company that was not profitable and with the help of his vision, work ethic and technology, blew up this mixed martial art (MMA) sport into a billion-dollar business with the use of pay-per-view tech. See http://www.ufc.com/.

Dana White
Dana is just a few years younger than me and he has also paid his dues while working hard to get into a business position to make a difference with his inner passions,...

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MLB There Can Be Only One FIFA

Instant Replay

Vinny Testaverde scores a Phantom Touchdown

MLB There Can Be Only One FIFA
The Major League Baseball 2011 season is about to begin and it got me to thinking Sports Techie about instant replay. There can be only one FIFA in terms of not using technology and instant replay to assist in getting the calls right, however, there is room for MLB.

Instant Replay Review
Let’s review a few things about the history of instant replay history in sports. Then we need to give credit to the NFL who made some good decisions recently in regards to the use of instant replay for the better of the game of football.

Phantom Touchdown
I was part of Seattle Seahawks history in 1998 while working for Sports 2000 maintaining and supporting the rev...

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Pray, luck and use Front Office 2011

Boomberg Sports Draft Kit

Boomberg Sports Front Office 2011

Pray, luck and use Front Office 2011

Bloomberg Sports
Hey Sports Techie fantasy baseball players and want-to-be’s, Bloomberg Sports has it going on with Front Office 2011. See: www.bloombergsports.com.

If you want to rely on prayer and luck to win so be it but if you are serious about winning your fantasy baseball league and crushing your opponents, start with Front Office 2011. Begin with a Free 5-day trial and go from there. The Front Office 2011 App is now available for iPad and iPhone users.

Good ol’ Days
I have been playing fantasy sports for decades. Back then we used paper and pencil to draft, keep track of our teams and to calculate the standings...

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CRONS Brand has a Motivational core

CRONS Brand is Sports Techie

CRONS Brand

Crons Brand has a Motivational core

Come Ready Or Never Start
The Crons Brand™ was founded by former Pitt Panthers basketball player Pat Cavanaugh with a core competency of designing, manufacturing and providing motivational apparel that inspires.

FNC
Pat will be on the Fox News Channel Monday at 6 pm PST talking about Crons with David Asman on America’s Scoreboard. Here is the Fox Business video link: FNC

March Madness
For the third-year in a row, Crons is a multi-sport partner of a NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament team. They are one of only six companies that will be used during March Madness. This year it’s the University of N.C. Charlotte. The irony is if they win their play-in game on Tuesday; UNCA matches up against Pat’s alma mater Pittsburgh on Thursday.

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Sports is the Medicine of tomorrow

3D Technology

EuroSports 3D Sports Technology

Sports is the Medicine of tomorrow

Blessing to Japan
The people of Japan are awakening to daylight for the first time after the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake last night. “Sports is the Medicine of Tomorrow” is a quote from Friday at the Global Sports Forum Barcelona that gives us all hope that it rings true for Japan. More than a thousand Japanese are dead and the Northeast part of the country lays devastated by a terrifying tsunami that will define a generation in terms of its destruction but also in its recovery.

Sports Teaches
How does that #GSFB quote tie into Japan? By remembering that quote came from Barcelona from here on forward, we can believe in hope for the future of Japan with sports as the Medicine...

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Sports Tech Rules GSFB

Sports Technology

Oscar Pistorius with his prosthetic

Sports Tech Rules GSFB
Sports Technology rules the Global Sports Forum Barcelona (GSFB). Thanks to Sports Tech I was able to connect with the #GSFB via @sportstechieNET on Twitter. They asked me to apply for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona, Spain. Five lucky bloggers would get the chance to cover this fantastic event. Alas, I was not chosen but time and experience have taught me to be a graceful loser and humble winner. Hear that Charlie Sheen! There was a silver lining though and that was the GSFB asked me to blog via Seattle, WA, USA. Here I am writing a virtual blog which I hope you will all enjoy.

Social Media
Got up at four a.m...

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Easton-Bell Sports Unveils New Pitching Helmet Prototype

Easton-Bell Sports Unveils New Pitching Helmet Prototype


Sports Techie

Easton-Bell Sports Unveils New Pitching Helmet Prototype
Teams Up with Little League Baseball President and Marin County Baseball Player Gunnar Sandberg to Advocate for Improved Pitcher Safety

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA – March 7, 2011 – Easton-Bell Sports CEO Paul Harrington joined Little League International President Stephen Keener, California Interscholastic Federation Executive Director Marie Ishida and Marin County high school baseball player Gunnar Sandberg in Scotts Valley on Monday to unveil a new helmet prototype, which is uniquely designed to help protect pitchers on the mound. The event took place at Easton-Bell’s new Helmet Technology Center, internally called “The Dome.”

“We have long been a leader in footb...

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