What’s happening now in sports business? That’ll be the premise for the ‘Daily Drip’, a Monday through Friday article that tracks the news of the day around digital, technology, media, marketing, sponsorship and business, among other topics. We’ll be hitting on our core coverage area.
Today and tomorrow is the annual National Sports Forum conference. I’ve never been before, but it seems like a well-attended event. Good Twitter hashtag to follow: #NSF18.
Sports Business Chronicle’s latest: Fox’s grab of Thursday Night Football signals the NFL remains king among premium sports programming (🔒).
In one of today’s top trending sports topics on Twitter, former NFL quarterback and Heisman winner Johnny Manziel opened up about his troubled past, bouts with obsessive drinking and revealed a recent diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 12, 2018
Miami Marlins’ Derek Jeter hired Golden State Warriors Chief Marketing Officer Chip Bowers to be the organization’s President of Business Operations. He’ll report to Jeter.
Rookie Markelle Fultz of the Philadelphia 76ers has seen action in only four games during the current season, and his shooting has been a cause for concern among many. The PhillyVoice took a deep-dive into what’s happening with the No. 1 overall pick and if virtual reality can help.
Venture-backed subscription site The Athletic launched in New York, Dallas and Cincinnati on Monday morning. Twitter users were quick to weigh in with their commentary, jokes and complaints…
Man, I hope The Athletic works out. Because right now it’s spending money like PacMan Jones in a strip club… pic.twitter.com/HduAyxllgT
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) February 12, 2018
The Athletic is the Golden State Warriors of sports journalism…and not in a good way. MY COLUMN:
— Torrey Smith #HeATerp (@NaturallyKatz) February 12, 2018
the athletic hiring everyone is kinda like when fusion hired everyone a few years ago but hopefully this will turn out better…
— Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) February 12, 2018
When The Athletic launches their subscription product in a market, it’s like an invasion. https://t.co/GGfeA7f7CT
— Web Smith (@web) February 12, 2018
This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen out of The Athletic. “Subscribe to our service and we’ll unblock you!” https://t.co/83YSa9OrLy
— Arielle Aronson (@aharonson28) February 12, 2018
HyperX announced on Monday that it signed Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid as an official gaming headset brand ambassador. It becomes the first brand connected to Team Dignitas, the 76ers and a team player.
According to a recent report released by The NPD Group, NBA 2K18 was the top selling sports video game of 2017 and No. 2 overall in the United States. Below is a list of the top 10.
- Call of Duty: WWII
- NBA 2K18
- Madden NFL 18
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Mario Kart 8
Cool on-the-ground activation from Coca-Cola at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Two huge Coke machines in Pyeongchang have buttons on the bottom, dispense real product. pic.twitter.com/d3wR2eCypW
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 12, 2018
The power of technology on display from Pyeongchang as well.
Member of @Korea_Olympic ‘live’ with his family on a smartphone.
— Mark J. Burns (@markjburns88) February 12, 2018