Stars Are Big

December 13, 2016

We’re living in the golden age of stardom, an age where anybody can rise to infamy. With the internets infinite sharing capabilities, when one person likes something or someone, they can share it, and their friends can share it, casting a viral net over the content. We call this, hype. This is clout generated not by the subject, but by the people, fans, press, and it’s incredibly prevalent in today’s…

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History of Lacrosse: The Potential

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in our country and one of the oldest. Originating in the 1600s, almost 300 years before the start of American Football and Baseball, Lacrosse is gaining in popularity and expense. It is understanding that lacrosse has been adapted over the decades to improve interest and attention rates, but the cultural shift changes the whole perspective of the game. What was once a…

December 8, 2016
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The Stanley Cup and the Dynasties

December 4, 2016

I have talked at some length about the importance of the Stanley Cup. About how being the selected first hand-off has come to be one of the most meaningful transactions in sports. And now, I talk about what the Stanley Cup truly is – a goal. The Stanley Cup is first and foremost a trophy (albeit the greatest in sports), it is an ends to a mean. Every player in…

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It’s In Your Head

December 2, 2016

So what happens after Lebron lost in the 2011 finals? He shed his skin as the villain of the NBA and learned to love the game again. A slight psychological change like that is what mattered for him to earn his very first ring in the NBA finals against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma Thunder. His branding image change significantly because the media attention stopped focusing on how Lebron is…

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God Bless Bo Jackson

November 29, 2016

For my past sport history pieces, I’ve covered the infamous Bo Jackson, his strengths and his triumphs,his legacy and his character, without mention of tribulations, that naturally come with a career in professional sports. Surely, everyone makes mistakes, everyone has those days— athletes especially.. You may not see them, or see their demise unfold, but for those in the limelight constantly, you’ll always be able to recount pitfalls. For Bo,…

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History of Lacrosse: The Rich Man’s Sport

November 26, 2016

As of 2012 there are 61 Division I Men’s Lacrosse teams and 67 Division I Women’s Lacrosse teams. As popularity of the sport increased in the past years, so has the average expense for a team. The expense for a DI lacrosse program is now above $1,000,000 annually.

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Sports Through the Ages: The Original Superstars

November 15, 2016

Stardom and celebrity are key components of the sports media industry. Stars like Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky can take a sport to new heights while others like Tiger Woods can essentially create a fanbase. Many fans tune into games simply to see their favorite players and it is not uncommon for a fan’s allegiance to a team to be based on the players rather than the city. The profile…

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