Monthly Archives August 2012

Smartest Spenders in Sports Rankings by Bloomberg Businessweek

Tampa Bay Rays are the Smartest Spenders in Sports

The second annual Smartest Spenders in Sports (SSS) rankings for this past season are out by Bloomberg Businessweek and they offer up some interesting blog content and insight about whether Professional sports teams burn through big money wisely. The ranking determines how well the 122 franchises in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB spend their money. Does keeping up with the techie Joneses spending equal to a more efficient pro franchise?

Efficiency Index (EI): http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-30/smartest-spenders-in-sports.

Thanks to (Sports Techie) Ira Boudway and his Bloomberg team for collecting the data using regular and post-season records, and publicly availab...

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Adobe is TV Everywhere because of Primetime Pass 2.0

Adobe Pass 2.0 for TV Everywhere

Adobe is TV Everywhere service because of Project Primetime and the new 2.0 version of their Pass authentication Solution. Pass 2.0 is available for 98 percent of payTV households to use when authenticating their accounts in order to instantly watch premium sports content on nearly any device. The London 2012 Olympics on NBC, NCAA March Madness, Euro 2012, and the NBA Playoffs, all used Adobe Pass for verification, as will the new Pac-12 channel, and others this fall.

Adobe makes verification seamless, simple and secure for their 150 cable and satellite PayTV providers, 40 web sites and mobile application customers, and 25 different programmers...

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NFL sideline pictures like this are soon to be history once the league goes completely digital

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning using existing NFL sports technology to strategize with the coaching staff and players in-game during the 2012 football season.

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New Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco wants State of the Art Conference

The new Big East Commissioner is Mike Aresco

New Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco wants the League to be cutting edge

New Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco plans to create a “State of the Art Conference.” I was virtually present at today’s media conference where Commish Mike was officially introduced. Mike wants to tell a story that focuses on the future and at the same time maximizes coverage of the already proud leagues fourth reinvention. The reconstituted Big East expansion together with the hiring of Mike is the beginning of their techie BCS future. After all the realignment dust has finally settled, the Big East can now claim that they are the first “cutting edge'” conference to cover four time zones, which in television rights means big sports business potential.

TeleConference Link via Big East: http://www.bigeast...

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Bloomberg Sports and L.A. Angels Partner on Player Evaluation Solution

Angels Baseball and Bloomberg Sports

Bloomberg Sports continues to be a leading innovator of sports technology, this time together with the Los Angeles Angels. By working with 26 of the 30 Major League Baseball Clubs, Bloomberg Sports has developed a nearly standardized player evaluation System, and accompanying analytics tools, that are completely customizable for the Angels to begin using as a competitive edge by the start of the 2013 MLB season.

See: https://www.bloombergsports.com/.

The new sportsbiz partnership between the Angels (Anaheim) and Bloomberg Sports already has a solid foundation in place which enables everyone to immediately begin the design and enhancement processes...

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The London 2012 Closing Ceremony was held at Olympic Park – pic via CNN/GettyImages.

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London 2012 ‘Digital Games’ on NBC are time delayed, the NASA Curiosity on Mars is space delayed.

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Interactive Mount Rainier map and trail technology inside the @MountRainierNPS Visitors Center.

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The top trails to hike in Mount Rainier National Park – Seattle Met

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