New Ads

New ads

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Crawford's Sports Biz 59 Seconds, For July 27th, 2014

By Gregory Crawford, COO of Kiyokawa Crawford Sports Management  @wchoops @crawssportsbiz

Just how big is the sports industry? Kiyokawa Crawford Sports Management estimates that at the end of 2015, the sports industry worldwide will have grown to a $152 billion industry.

It will also be in the top five of the fastest growing sectors of the global economy.

More Gregory Crawford blogs:

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Crawford's Sports Biz 59 Seconds, For July 26th, 2014

By Gregory Crawford, COO of Kiyokawa Crawford Sports Management @wchoops @crawssportsbiz

The Hanwha Eagles of the Korean baseball league, have found a way to get fans into the park, despite their terrible performance on the field.

They are now using robots in the stands. Fans can connect with the robots from afar, put their face on the robot and act as if they are present. Oh for technology.

More of Gregory Crawford:

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Crawford's Sports Biz 59 Seconds, For July 19th, 2014

By Gregory Crawford----COO of Kiyokawa Crawford Sports Management @kcsportsmgmt @wchoops

It is interesting to note, that under both administrations at the present time, the Ohio State/Michigan football game will never be played at night. Pressure has mounted over the years to move the game to prime time, but it is not happening under the two athletic administrations now in place.

More of Gregory Crawford:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

College Cost by Jourdyn Thompson

As a student you are told that you need to work hard in school. That's all you hear about from kindergarten until you graduate from college. The problem is when you get to the most important four or five years of your education you have to pay for it. Why are we being told that we need to go to college, but it cost you so much money? Yes you have scholarships and loans, but not everybody can receive that. Should cost of college go down?

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Crawford's Sports Biz 59 Seconds For June 1st, 2014

By Gregory Crawford---TV, Radio and Sports Business Analyst @wchoops @crawssportsbiz

Despite not making the NBA Finals once again, the business side of the Oklahoma City Thunder is thriving.

The Thunder have sold out every game since 2011 at home, their TV ratings locally rose 200 percent in the 2013-14 season and at present the Thunder have a waiting list of 4,000 people for season tickets. Would it have been any different in Seattle?

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Crawford's Sports Biz 59 Seconds, For May 24th, 2014

By Gregory Crawford, Media Sports Business Analyst

Today, marks the start of a long run  and the return of Crawford's Sports Biz 59 Seconds which will be published each day at this sight. Simple and guaranteed to be read in 59 seconds or less.

As the Los Angeles Clippers situation continues to be in the news, the question begs is how much will the Clippers sell for? My analysis based on sound economics and also how many bidders will be involved, is that the final sale price of the Clippers will be $2.3 billion, the L.A. market is just so strong for sports and a price of this magnitude will be easy to get.

More of Gregory Crawford:

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Crawford's Sports Biz 59 Seconds, for March 30th, 2014

By Gregory Crawford, sports business analyst @crawssportsbiz

Scott Cross, the head basketball coach at U of Texas Arlington, made some news this week when he tweeted out asking all JUCO, AAU and high school coaches not to ask him to recruit their players who take selfies and post them on social media. Is this a good business policy, or an overreaction to modern day technology.

You can also read daily more of Gregory Crawford