Analytics, NBA

Analytical Proof of “Man-alytics?”

Intro Sports enthusiasts often talk about the significant differences between regular-season and postseason play. Each sport has its own clichés regarding the important factors that are required to continuously emerge victorious in postseason action. Recently, Fox’s Colin Cowherd introduced the phrase “Man-alytics,” where he believes some of the advanced analytics utilized in the NBA become… Continue reading Analytical Proof of “Man-alytics?”

Marketing, NBA

#PhilaUnite: Marketing Brilliance

Sports talk radio, while not always an accurate depiction of a fanbase, often helps illustrate some of the division within a sports town. Debate is encouraged and sometimes created by radio personalities to ignite a more stimulating conversation. In sports-crazed markets like Philadelphia, where only callers with polarizing opinions are seemingly permitted on-air, these healthy… Continue reading #PhilaUnite: Marketing Brilliance

NFL

The Year of the [Under] Dog: The Improbable Tale told through Social Media

Relive the postseason run that changed the culture of a title-starved city through social media: * There are some NSFW posts below *   First Round Bye: https://twitter.com/TonyDungy/status/947954868190199808 https://twitter.com/FTFonFS1/status/946037371207811072 https://twitter.com/NBCSPhilly/status/948724295529885696   Divisional Round: Atlanta Falcons   https://twitter.com/Eagles/status/952342276721840129 https://twitter.com/lineups/status/952269015854010369 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z05WIkCvgjU https://twitter.com/Lanejohnson65/status/952364674904875008 https://twitter.com/IainPageFox29/status/952392400575565825 https://twitter.com/BrianDawkins/status/952349740095729665   NFC Championship Game: Minnesota Vikings   https://twitter.com/xmasape/status/952713314945110016 https://twitter.com/12upSport/status/955162442132262912 https://twitter.com/NESN/status/955164091127156736 https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/955096365100564480 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbbgQsTbQ9Q https://twitter.com/MadeForPhilly/status/955266498662141953… Continue reading The Year of the [Under] Dog: The Improbable Tale told through Social Media

Branding, Business, NBA

Making the Case “For” and “Against” Uniform Ads

The NBA announced the approval of an on-jersey advertising program in 2016.  This new reality came to fruition this summer, coinciding with the introduction of new Nike uniforms. Many sports fans voiced their displeasure with this idea, as the corporate world had seemingly taken another intrusive step into our sports sanctuary.  While the dust has… Continue reading Making the Case “For” and “Against” Uniform Ads