Fantasy Sports and the Changing Sports Media Industry

Media, Players, and Society

Author: Nicholas David Bowman,John S. W. Spinda,Jimmy Sanderson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498504892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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This edited collection examines how fantasy sports play has established a prominent and promising foothold in the larger sports ecology. Often considered an isolated activity for the hardcore sports fan, fantasy sports play have since been incorporated into sports broadcasting and editorial coverage, sports marketing and promotions, and even into the very sports themselves with athletes and teams using the activities to draw fans further into the sports experience. This edited collection invites leading scholars and sports professionals from several different fields to share historical and emerging perspectives on the importance of fantasy sports as an artifact of theoretical and empirical importance to larger issues of sport and society. \
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Communication and Sport

Surveying the Field

Author: Andrew C. Billings,Michael L. Butterworth,Paul D. Turman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506392040

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field, Third Edition examines a wide array of topics necessary to understand sports media, rhetoric, culture, and organizations from micro- to macro-level issues. All levels of sports are addressed through varied lenses such as mythology, community, and identity. The Third Edition is newly expanded to incorporate the latest topics and perspectives in the field such as fan cultures; racial identity and gender in sports media; politics and nationality in sports; crisis communication in sports organizations and more.
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Understanding Rivalry and Its Influence on Sports Fans

Author: Havard, Cody T.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 152258126X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 307

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While rivalries are a key aspect of the sports world, they are not well understood. It is essential to study how rivalries influence fan behavior in order to predict and identify their effect on social interaction, consumer behavior, and the entertainment industry. Understanding Rivalry and Its Influence on Sports Fans is an essential reference source that discusses what causes and influences rivalry, as well as how it impacts sport fans. Featuring research on topics such as bracketed morality, competitive sports, and social identity, this book is ideally designed for academics, students, and researchers studying the rivalry phenomenon across such disciplines as psychology, sociology, political science, sport and entertainment, consumer behavior, and marketing.
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Golf Business and Management

A Global Introduction

Author: Tim Breitbarth,Sebastian Kaiser-Jovy,Geoff Dickson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317351584

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Golf is big business around the world. With high profile series such as the PGA, LPGA and European tours to the re-introduction of golf to the Olympics at Rio 2016, golf occupies a prominent place in the global sport community. This is the first book to introduce the fundamentals of golf business and management from a truly international perspective, covering key topics such as media, club management, sponsorship and retail, at elite and non-elite levels. With sections exploring the development of golf on every continent, including North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, this book presents the latest thinking on current issues in golf, ranging from sustainability and innovation to global governance. Each chapter incorporates helpful features for students including learning objectives, discussion questions, guides to further reading, recommended websites and insights from industry voices. This book is essential reading for students of any golf-related degree course or professional accreditation programme, and will also be of interest to those studying or working in sport business, sport management and sport tourism. Underpinned by up-to-date literature, golf researchers will also find the book a useful starting point.
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Sport Beyond Television

The Internet, Digital Media and the Rise of Networked Media Sport

Author: Brett Hutchins,David Rowe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415887186

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 237

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Television is no longer the only screen delivering footage and news to people about sport. Computers, the Internet, Web, mobile and other digital media are increasingly important technologies in the production and consumption of sports media. Sport Beyond Television analyzes the changes that have given rise to this situation, combining theoretical insights with original evidence collected through extensive research and interviews with people working in the media and sport industries. It locates sports media as a pivotal component in online content economies and cultures, and counteracts the scant scholarly attention to sports media when compared to music, film and publishing in convergent media cultures. An expanding array of popular sports media – industry, user, club, athlete and fan produced – is now available and accessible in networked digital communications environments. This change is confounding the thinking of major sports organizations that have lived off the generous revenue flowing from exclusive broadcast contracts with free-to-air and subscription television networks for the last five decades. These developments are creating commercial and policy confusion, particularly as sports audiences and the advertising market fragment in line with the proliferation of niche channels and sources of digital sports media. Chapters in this title examine the shift from broadcast to online sports media markets, the impact of social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook, evolving user and fan practices, the changing character of sports journalism, and the rise of sports computer gaming. Each chapter traces the socio-cultural implications of trends and trajectories in media sport.
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Contemporary Athletics Compendium

Author: James Harry Humphrey

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 315

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This book is concerned with all levels of athletics - interscholastic, intercollegiate, club, and professional. Articles on all aspects of contemporary athletics are invited. Topics include, but are not limited to, event scheduling, stress, sports medicine, graduation rates, academic eligibility, gender issues, commercialization, funding or the lack of it, sports psychology, sports sociology, parental aggression, coaching, drug use in athletics, teamwork, philosophy, athletic competition/participation in relation to life, spectator behavior, officiating, religion in sports, sports gambling, history of athletics, athlete administration, ethics, sports management, nutrition, and legal issues.
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Sports in Society : Issues and Controversies

Author: Coakley, Jay J,Donnelly, Peter

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson

ISBN: 9780070914766

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 576

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A new, Canadian edition of a market-leading text!Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, First Canadian Editionis the definitive text for the sociology of sport course. The text’s global, issues-oriented approach to the study of sports in Canadian society promotes discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students to develop critical thinking skills.
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The Sabermetric Revolution

Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball

Author: Benjamin Baumer,Andrew Zimbalist

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812209125

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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From the front office to the family room, sabermetrics has dramatically changed the way baseball players are assessed and valued by fans and managers alike. Rocketed to popularity by the 2003 bestseller Moneyball and the film of the same name, the use of sabermetrics to analyze player performance has appeared to be a David to the Goliath of systemically advantaged richer teams that could be toppled only by creative statistical analysis. The story has been so compelling that, over the past decade, team after team has integrated statistical analysis into its front office. But how accurately can crunching numbers quantify a player's ability? Do sabermetrics truly level the playing field for financially disadvantaged teams? How much of the baseball analytic trend is fad and how much fact? The Sabermetric Revolution sets the record straight on the role of analytics in baseball. Former Mets sabermetrician Benjamin Baumer and leading sports economist Andrew Zimbalist correct common misinterpretations and develop new methods to assess the effectiveness of sabermetrics on team performance. Tracing the growth of front office dependence on sabermetrics and the breadth of its use today, they explore how Major League Baseball and the field of sports analytics have changed since the 2002 season. Their conclusion is optimistic, but the authors also caution that sabermetric insights will be more difficult to come by in the future. The Sabermetric Revolution offers more than a fascinating case study of the use of statistics by general managers and front office executives: for fans and fantasy leagues, this book will provide an accessible primer on the real math behind moneyball as well as new insight into the changing business of baseball.
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