Today (29/03/19) was meant to be “Independence Day” with the UK due to leave the European Union for good, following the referendum vote in June 2016. Street parties, minted coins and a host of merchandise, […]
Heard of the Alliance of American Football (AAF)? The new American football league launched a week after Super Bowl LIII, kicked off to over two million viewers for its debut game. Its second week pulled […]
You may remember BusinessOfSport’s recent post on the XFL, and if it can survive its second attempt at launching a professional American football league. Ahead of the biggest games in the NFL’s calendar this week, […]
You might be wondering why BusinessOfSport.Net would be covering its first non-sports-related item for review? Firstly, thanks for being a loyal reader, secondly, after watching Netflix’s new documentary, “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” offers […]
In just over a year, there will be a new American football league, yet the XFL is not so new. 2001, the bombastic owner of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Vince McMahon launched the X-Treme Football League (XFL) to much fanfare
In May 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck out a 1992 federal law banning sports gambling, paving the way for individual states to decide on if they will allow sports betting. It is a huge […]
The new documentary follows Sunderland’s disastrous 2017-18 season where the club is relegated to the third division, League Two, of English football for the first time in 30 years.
It would seem that British fans, regardless of their wider circumstances, have a deep love of attending live sporting events. What has also helped boost attendance is the plethora of newer sports that have taken off or sports which are suddenly back in fashion.
Snow sports is a huge market with many brands seeking to specialise in this area. Protest Sportswear, a Dutch-based high-quality sports apparel company is an example of this.
The above video is when Pep Guardiola, then manager of Barcelona, finally lost his cool with José Mourinho. Up to this point, Mourinho had been sniping constantly at his great rival, with little to no […]
“No rules! no judges’ scores! No time limits!” bellowed an enthusiastic voice-over for the start of UFC 1, in November 1993. It was set up to answer one of the most inriguing questions in all combat sports, who was the best fighter? Was it a boxer? A wrestler? Who was the ultimate fighter?
In truth, it looks fantastic, with extremely high production values that rival a Hollywood blockbuster. But behind this, little, if anything of substance is revealed. We get an insight into players’ lives, (for example Miralem Pjanic in particular), but it is a very sanitised version, with little if any real insight given to fans.
Along comes Orb Gaming’s handheld console to hit gamers’ fix of all things nostalgia and retro. Packed with over 150 games, you won’t be short of gaming goodness anytime soon. Also, it features a number of retro sports games, including basketball and football for all sports fans out there.
The World Cup Trophy, standing at 14.5 inches tall and weighs 13.5 pounds, is estimated to be worth a staggering $20 million. To put this in perspective, the Lombardi Trophy, given to the winners of the annual Super Bowl is worth a just over a paltry $4,000 in comparison. Even the venerated Stanley Cup, given to the NHL’s winners, is worth only just over $23,000.
A study revealed how much stars can earn from social media, for sponsored posts and estimated that Ronaldo earns a simply incredible £308,000 per post (thanks to his 100+ million followers on Instagram).
Man Utd, despite a number of poor seasons in terms of the on-the-park performance, is still in a great financial shape. It recently reported an 8% increase in quarterly sales year-on-year, while Deloitte’s well-respected football report also had the club topping the table for revenue generation. Not only this, despite finishing a distant second to fierce rivals Man City, the club also earned more money (£149.77 million) from the English Premier League, than the new champions.
Until 2017, Las Vegas did not have one major league sports team, making it one of the largest cities in the US to not have a local sports team in the NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL.
On the 8th February 2018, it was 35 years since the most infamous kidnapping of an athlete in history. This athlete was worth an estimated $13.5 million. And this athlete was also a horse.
The documentary charts how Channel 4 started Football Italia and has interviews with key producers, former players like Paul Ince, and is fronted once more by the excellent James Richardson.
Globally, sports generates a whopping $91 billion a year. That’s a hell of a lot of money and you might be thinking you could get a slice of the action.