Monthly Archives August 2020

New York Sports Fans Tell Riptide Partners Survey They Will Return to Venues Sooner

Riptide Partners Customer Experience (CX) solutions conducted a new survey of New York residents on whether these fans in attendance at sporting events and concerts would likely return to sport and entertainment venues with the COVID-19 pandemic not going away anytime soon. The consulting firm received 4,000 completed surveys conducted at N.Y. area sports events and concerts by attendees. The full-service solution extracted data signifying 89% will return to events depending on the risk while the average time of return is 3.5 months with all factors considered. This is hailed as the first, and therefore most comprehensive study of queried individuals at live sporting events...

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Legends Media & Entertainment (LME) Platform Launched By NBA Alumni

NBA ALUMNI LAUNCH LEGENDS MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT TO UNIFY STORYTELLING EFFORTS

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is launching Legends Media & Entertainment (LME) to expand their storytelling reach through a technology platform designed for NBA and WNBA players to use for production, distribution and for measuring each compelling story. NBPRA membership includes former NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. More than 1,000 NBA and WNBA players make up the core of this group of former professional basketball players. The Sports Techie community blog is written by a hoops nut so this story is extra exciting to share during the COVID-19 pandemic sport slowdown...

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VKTRY Carbon Fiber Insoles Worn By 200 NFL Players For Competitive Advantage

WR’s A.J. Brown (l) and DK Metcalk (r) Use VKTRY Insoles

VKTRY GEAR carbon fiber insoles are taking the NFL by storm with a 300% increase from player use last season that includes one of my favorite players, Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf. Certified Pedorthist, Matt Arciuolo, founded the company on a product patent in 2015 that customizes an athlete’s insole based on size and specific sport or activity. First users were the USA Olympic Bobsled and Skeleton teams. During 2020 preseason workouts, more than 200 NFL players insert the world’s first carbon fiber insole designed to advance performance while decreasing the potential for injury into their shoes and cleats...

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Lakers Debit Card Launch Part Of First Entertainment Credit Union Sponsorship

FIRST ENTERTAINMENT CREDIT UNION AND LOS ANGELES LAKERS ANNOUNCE LAKERS-THEMED AFFINITY DEBIT CARD

The Los Angeles Lakers and First Entertainment Credit Union just launched a new Lakers® Debit Card initiative as part of a multi-year sponsorship announced in Spring 2020. First Entertainment members will have access to exclusive opportunities and experiences as the organization drives for their next NBA Championship in the Orlando playoffs bubble during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 16-time NBA Champions are currently locked in a first round playoff match up with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Sports Techie community blog has dedicated readers and followers in the L.A. area that make up the more than 85,000 First Entertainment member in the county and across the nation...

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Basic Value Betting: Does it Work?

So what is basic value betting and does it really work?

When it comes to sports betting, some people will try to offer you a magic solution. The Sports Techie community blog implores you not to spend money on sport gambling that you cannot afford to to lose, if you have a problem please seek help. There are some sports betting strategies and tactics that proponents will present as some kind of magic bullet: they will essentially promise you that if you use their approach, you will be guaranteed to win. This, of course, is simply untrue.

Although there is no magic bullet when it comes to sports betting, and like any form of gambling there is never a guarantee, there are a few strategies that can increase your odds of winning, if you understand them and apply them correctly...

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Baseball should welcome robot umpires sooner rather than later

Home plate umpire Brian deBrauwere, left, huddles behind Freedom Division catcher James Skelton, of the York Revolution, as the official wears an earpiece to relay ball and strike calls from Trackman technology. (Julio Cortez/The Associated Press via CBC)

“You cannot be serious” shouted John McEnroe as he berated umpire Edward James at Wimbledon in the first round of 1981 competition against Tom Gullikson. The American was irate that the official had not seen the chalk fly into the air, siding with the line judge monitoring the middle line of the court. It provided one of the greatest moments of drama seen at Wimbledon and defined McEnroe’s career so much that he used the quote as the title of his autobiography...

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Elite Turf Power System By Act Global Comes To America

Elite Turf’s POWER System By Act Global

Elite Turf USA recently partnered with Act Global to bring a more sustainable artificial grass to the United States, previously only available in Europe. COVID-19 raised health awareness for all and made safety more paramount for athletes. Thousands of synthetic turf fields in ballparks, arenas and stadiums, and park and recreation facilities across the nation are using crumbling rubber tire infill and rubber tire mulch, reported to be loaded with carcinogens and irritants. Breathing, skin and eye issues, as well as cancer have long been associated with the use of rubber synthetic turf. Elite Turf understands the industry shift towards health, safety and sustainability led by Act Global...

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