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Wait, "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" is being used to promote ... football?
During this weekend's golf at St. Andrews, the venerable Sean McDonough let slip the equivalent of an expletive on ESPN's coverage. "...the British Open -- the Open, pardon me..." The tournament was in Scotland, which, last I checked, remains in Britain.
I believe that if anyone could ever duplicate "the experience" of fantasy sports, and find a way to apply it to other genres outside of sports, it could be a huge success. Recently, I've found a couple of great examples that have successfully transitioned the fantasy sports experience, and brought it to new pop culture audiences.
It hurts to see four NHL teams in ESPN's Top 10, and it hurts that those four teams are the Anaheim Ducks (2nd overall), the Los Angeles Kings (5th), the Tampa Bay Lightning (6th), and the Chicago Blackhawks (10th). So, our biggest rival, and a bunch of rollerblading sunny American parking lots? Just great.
Cricket is the sport of choice for many throughout the world. England, India, The West Indies, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, South Africa and Bangladesh are all cricket-mad nations. It is either the national sport (England) or one of the most widely watched/played sport in huge markets throughout the Eastern Hemisphere.
The final round usually pits two or three spellers against each other as they fight for alphabet excellence. At this Super Bowl of spelling, the players are permitted to ask for the word to be repeated by the judges, as well as for a definition and an origin. In order to stay alive, though, they must repeat the word back and spell it correctly, in under two minutes.
When I started training with Mark, a six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, it became apparent to both of us that he needed to think of fitness in broader terms -- in terms of his spirit and emotions--in order to become the champion he aspired to be. Here are six lessons that helped Mark -- and can help you -- become a top performer in sports, business, and in life.
Let's stop pretending that we're so offended by our All-Stars cheating over an entire career and over an entire life. Steroids are to sports what sex is to the White House. The MLB is the biggest cheater in baseball. They're just better at hiding the syringes.