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The energy category is a huge business. Red Bull sold 4.2 billion cans in 2010 and 5-Hour Energy is now a $1 billion brand. With that in mind, serial entrepreneurs, Warren Struhl and Jesse Itzler are launching a new company PUREBRANDS, whose first product is called Sheets energy strips.
The Pac-10/12 will be announcing a 12-year television deal with Fox and ESPN reportedly worth $3 billion. How is possible? Easy. Sports are the best bet on the entire television landscape. People get sick of sitcoms, reality shows and soap operas, but fans don't lose interest in a sport.
Most of us listen to the voice or at best do a mumble, but tonight, do yourself a favor and sing the thing. I'm talking about the National Anthem and God Bless America. Thanks to the killing of Osama Bin Laden last night, tonight's renditions before sporting events seem to have a little more meaning. If you're in the stands, sing it. If you're at home, sing it.
Nothing inspires more passion in Brazil than soccer. But the nation is dramatically behind schedule in putting in place the infrastructure required for when 600,000 visitors descend on the country.
On a group of small farms in Monticello, Mo., John Wood is doing his part to revolutionize how meat is marketed. He's specifically pitching his US Wellness Meats, from steaks to ground beef, to athletes.
Last week, we interviewed Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard right after the company's announcement of dynamic ticketing. Since tickets are such a big part of being a sports fan, we're continuing that series today — an interview with the CEO of StubHub, Chris Tsakalakis.
For years, elite athletes have been getting into ice baths to reduce swelling and aid recovery. Eric Rauscher isn't going to argue that the ice baths aren't helpful, he just thinks he has a better solution.
I want to tell you that Monday's ruling ordering the lockout to be lifted means football this upcoming season, but I can't. I don't know. And it's not as if I haven't asked. I've called as many lawyers as I could in between 6 p.m. and midnight last night.
Last week, despite the labor battle, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell called an NFL player. He didn't just call any player. He called Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, who promptly tweeted about the conversation, saying it was an "amazing surprise." Goodell's choice was a good one, as it turns out that Chad Ochocinco is the most influential sports personality in the online world.
"In the past, Brazil's reach has always exceeded its grasp," says one former U.S. official. "It always saw itself as a leader, but has been frustrated that the world saw it another way. The Brazilian economy is developing to the point where it does have the global heft that people have to take it seriously."
On Friday, during the Lakers-Hornets playoff game in New Orleans, a fan won a contest. He hit a layup, a foul shot, a three pointer and a half court shot to win what might be the worst prize in NBA promotion history: A year supply of 7-Up.
Earlier this week, Ticketmaster announced that it was partnering with a company called MarketShare to bring dynamic pricing to the tickets it sells. We've seen plenty of variable ticket pricing in which teams set different tiered prices based on what team they are playing, but dynamic pricing is more like airline pricing...
On Wednesday, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced that the league would be taking over financial control of the Dodgers by appointing a representative to oversee its actions.
The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association has put out its list of sport by sport participation in the United States. This is one of these lists that each year I'm completely fascinated with. So here is the best of the best from 2010.
This year, the folks at Electronic Arts let fans decide who was going to be on the Madden '12 cover. They took one player from each team and have had a vote to get down to the final cover athlete.
The owners of the biggest online poker sites were arrested in the United States after the FBI alleged that the sites laundered money and defrauded banks to get around gambling laws. We sat down with poker agent Brian Balsbaugh, the most knowledgeable poker authority we know to break down the ramifications.
The worst college football you will ever see is a spring game. Nothing about it is real football, but the game where teams play themselves draw crowds because fans are so excited to see something after a three month absence.
I had seen the light. It was blinking. And it was calling my name. It wanted me to click. It wanted to show me the new tweets I had waiting for me. I had to resist. At 10:30 pm last Monday night, I began a voluntary six-day vacation from Twitter dubbed a "Tweetcation."
For as long as there have been bedrooms, there have been products built on the promise of enhancing consumers “performance” in them. Now two former women’s basketball coaches are putting a different spin on the concept.