Monthly Archives November 2013

Show Me the Money: So…You Want To Be A Sports Agent? INFOGRAPHIC

Sports Techie Zelda Robbins shared “Show Me the Money: So You Want to be a Sports Agent?” INFOGRAPHIC with our community blog.

Sports Agent
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LA Summer Pro League with Magic Johnson

LA Summer Pro League with Magic Johnson

Sports Techie, I was living the dream in Orange County California working as a sports agent for Pro Moves athletic agency in 1995, the epic movie “Jerry Maguire” about super agent Drew Rosenhaus came out in 1996. I received a fax inviting two of our basketball players; Lorenzo Orr (Lo) from USC and Carl Simpson from the University of Texas, to a Los Angeles Lakers training camp from Head Coach Del Harris on behalf of Assistant General Manager, Mitch Kupchak, and General Manager, Jerry West...

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Football Helmet Sensor Technology

Making an Impact on Head injuries: The Tech Behind Football Helmets

Making an Impact on Head injuries: The Tech Behind Football Helmets

Researching the topic of technology sensors in football helmets for iQ by Intel was an outstanding Sports Techie community blog opportunity. I interviewed helmet manufacturers Riddell Sports, Schutt Sports and Xenith along with an Intel spokesperson about how their company addresses helmet sensor tech. Big Data generated by high-impact collisions is being gathered with Intel powered technology and used to help create new norms with concussion identification and better helmets...

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49ers Fan And Sustainable Technology Centric Stadium Hosting Super Bowl 50

49ers Levi's Stadium will seat 68,500, inside 1,850,000 square feet, showcasing a 13,000 square foot HD video scoreboard big screen jumbotron and two additional fascia display scoreboards

49ers Levi’s Stadium will seat 68,500, inside 1,850,000 square feet, showcasing a 13,000 square foot HD video scoreboard big screen jumbotron and two additional fascia display scoreboards

49ers Fan And Sustainable Technology Centric Stadium Hosting Super Bowl 50

The San Francisco 49ers franchise is about to take the NFL and global technological lead by constructing a new smart stadium that will be ready to host Super Bowl 50 in 2016. The article I wrote for iQ Intel, like the blogs I write for the Sports Techie community blog, was a stellar learning experience as well as another epic trip down sport technology history lane before it is even here...

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We Play: NBA In The UK – Challenges, Opportunities And Social Media ROI Free Download

NBA and NBA UK Facebook Fans

NBA and NBA UK Facebook Fans

We Play released NBA in the UK: Challenges, Opportunities and Social Media ROI which is available as a free download via the company’s website. The report takes an in-depth look at the NBA’s UK fan base in order to identify the sports business opportunities and challenges the organization faces ahead of January’s Global Game in London between the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets. Ash Read, Senior Account Manager at We PlayThe Sports Social Media Agency, shared insight about the report released on Tuesday with the Sports Techie community blog.

NBA UK History

The Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets have both made the trek over the Atlantic to Europe before...

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Brain Injuries and Extreme Sports?

Brain Injuries and Extreme Sports?

Brain Injuries and Extreme Sports?

The appeal of extreme sports is in the adrenaline rush the athlete feels while engaged in the activity. The inherent danger involved, combined with the athlete’s requirement to push their body beyond its perceived limits, makes sports such as base jumping and free climbing a draw for millions of thrill seekers. Unfortunately, those who choose to participate in extreme sports often pay a higher price than other athletes. Injuries suffered by extreme sports athletes are often more severe and, as is the case with brain injuries, can sometimes lead to permanent disability.

In 2009, there were nearly 447,000 people treated in emergency rooms for sports-related head injuries, up 95,000 from the year prior...

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Xirrus XR-2425H Hardened Array High-Density Outdoor Wi-Fi Connectivity Ups The Game

Xirrus - High Performance Wireless Networks: Sports Techie blog

Xirrus – High Performance Wireless Networks: Sports Techie blog

The brand new Xirrus XR-2425H hardened array allows super-fans at live outdoor sporting events to have ultra-fast Wi-Fi at their fingertips. The XR-2425H reduces IT load and the total cost of ownership for venue operations with an Industry –first four-radio Array with each radio supporting 802.11n and delivering 3 Gbps that supplies the bandwidth, reach and coverage that allows up to a 10X reduction in the number of traditional AP’s to be deployed. Bruce Miller, vice president of product marketing at Xirrus, the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks, spoke to the Sports Techie community blog about their XR-2425H product launch today specifically made for delivering Wi-Fi at outdoor and high density venues...

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BEST HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS IN THE COUNTRY ON HSGC

HSGC Scores Fan App for iOS

HSGC Scores Fan App for iOS

NATION’S BEST ON DISPLAY ON HSGAMECENTER.COM

Hundreds of ranked high school football teams are using HSGameCenter.com this postseason.  With mass adoption in 2013, HSGC, created by Digital Scout, is proving its platform to be a valuable one for coaches.  Among those participating schools on HSGC are some of the highest ranked teams in the country, including the entire State of Ohio.

High School State Ranking
Desoto (Texas) 2
Jenks (Oklahoma) 1
New Canaan (Connecticut) 1
Dowling Catholic (Iowa) 1
Gardner-Edgerton (Kansas) 1
Middletown (Maryland) 2
Blue Springs (Missouri) 1
Boone Central/Newman Grove (Nebraska) 2
Winner (South Dakota) 2
Bentonville (Arkansas) 2
ALL OHIO SCHOOLS

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7 WAYS TO STAY MOTIVATED WHEN STARTING A NEW WORKOUT ROUTINE

Because nearly 16 percent of kids and teens in the U.S. are overweight, it is more important now than ever for parents and kids to develop a healthy living regimen and a strategy to remain motivated to exercise. Staying active can prevent a teen’s chances of developing Type 2 diabetes or from developing cardiovascular problems. If you develop a regimen with your kids, they’re more likely to maintain good habits into their adulthood. Here are some suggestions to keep in mind when you’re looking for ways to stay motivated:

1. Explain the Importance of Health to Your Teens

Kids — like everyone else — aren’t just motivated by force; they need to know why they need to do something...

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Spartan Race World Championship on NBC Sports December 7th

December 7th airing of the World Championship Spartan Race on NBC Sports Network

December 7th airing of the World Championship Spartan Race on NBC Sports Network

The Spartan Race Beast World Championship on NBC Sports December 7th is a 90-minute TV special that features the World Championship and focus on the sport of obstacle racing. This event, the culmination of the 2013 Reebok Spartan Race Series, took place on September 21-22, 2013, in scenic central Vermont, near Spartan Race headquarters in Pittsfield. Tens of thousands of obstacle racing competitors and enthusiasts from around the world competed and winners took home $250,000 in cash and prizes. At the World Championship, top-ranked Reebok Spartan Race athletes, Olympians, and amateur athletes alike competed side-by-side.

Spartan Race World Championship

Watch the December 7th airing of the World Championship Spartan Race on NBC Sports

Watch the December 7th airing of the World Championship ...

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How the Ski Industry Affects the Environment

How the Ski Industry Affects the Environment

How the Ski Industry Affects the Environment

Nearly 96 percent of consumers have a positive image of companies that participate in cause marketing, reports research group Cone/Echo. How does this affect ski and other sports enthusiasts? Providing inexpensive products and services isn’t enough in today’s consumer-savvy market. In addition to demanding products that add value and make life easier, consumers want to know the companies they do business with are socially responsible. Ethics, environmental sustainability, charity, and benevolence all factor into consumer behavior, and this translates to the sports world, as well.

Skiing into Consumption

As customers are shopping more prudently by using energy comparison shopping sites such as www.justenergy.com, by clipping coupons, and by sho...

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