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Is Streetwear the New Americana? - Fashionista
"There is a lot of interesting variations because this country is not monocultural or monotonic," says Clark. "That's what has been fascinating about this country in the last 100 years. It has been truly multicultural, multiethnic and multiracial and that is also embedded in different takes in Americana."
fashion  usa  sports  style  culture  ethnicity  race  power 
july 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Daytona crash video tests fair use, copyright for fans and journalists | Poynter.
Here is the kicker when it comes to the NASCAR/YouTube example: The U.S. Copyright Office says, “Copyright protects the particular way authors have expressed themselves. It does not extend to any ideas, systems, or factual information conveyed in a work.”
copyright  media  journalism  youtube  google  search  sports 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Who to follow @ Oakland Tribune Community Media Lab
sports  NHL  NFL  olympics  mlb  NBA  from twitter
june 2012 by allaboutgeorge CEO Bob Bowman says iOS users are more likely to purchase content than Android owners | Edible Apple
“The Android user typically is less likely to buy,” said Bowman, “and therefore the ROI on developing for Android is different than it is for Apple… The iPhone and iPad user is interested in buying content–that’s one of the reasons they bought the device. The Android buyer is different.”
android  apple  google  ios  iphone  ipad  media  sports  baseball  app  software  mobile  business 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Whats the role of media for sports teams ? « blog maverick
Newspaper: Newspaper has to be in the room. I know this is counter intuitive to some, but it is a fact. Why ? Because there is a wealthy segment of my customer base that does not and will not go online to find out information about the Mavs.  If I don’t have a PRINT beat writer and /or PRINT columnist showing up and writing about the Mavs, both sides lose.  So congrats Eddie, DP and friends. You are safe to dance another weekend.
newspapers  media  journalism  sports  dallas  basketball  social 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
David O. Russell on His New Film, ‘The Fighter’ -
That’s the most beautiful thing that I like about boxing: you can take a punch. The biggest thing about taking a punch is your ego reacts and there’s no better spiritual lesson than trying to not pay attention to your ego’s reaction. That’s what takes people out of the fight half the time. They get hit and half the reaction is your ego is saying, I cannot believe that person just lit me up, how humiliating. And what a fighter has to do and what Micky does and what these guys do, whether it’s a prison thing or a crime or a drug episode, is they kind of just go. [He mimes ducking and getting up.]
acting  art  psychology  movies  sports  boxing 
december 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Joe Posnanski » Blog Archive » The Return of the Hand
This is something I have thought a lot about — but it never really crystallized for me until the Uruguay-Ghana game here at the World Cup last week. To recap the moment quickly, the score was tied in the final seconds of injury time when Ghana, in one last magnificent burst, put a shot on goal, then another shot on goal and finally a third. The first was saved by the goalkeeper, the second blocked by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez. The third, a header from Ghana’s Dominic Adiyiah, was almost across the line and in the net when Suarez, in desperation, knocked it out with his hand.
sports  soccer  ethics  games  behavior  identity  worldcup  ghana  uruguay 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
When 'Twilight' fandom becomes addiction -
"If you take away 'Twilight' and put in a football team, this doesn't look so much different from what guys have been doing for decades," says Baym. "They stay up late at night looking at statistics and playing fantasy football. You could just as easily say they've lost touch with reality or that they're addicted. 'Twilight' is just a story women are engaging with passionately, so people say it's dysfunctional. On the other hand, maybe men's relationship with football is dysfunctional as well."
culture  marriage  movies  fandom  story  identity  relationships  online  internet  men  women  sports 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Tiger Woods and the Superstar Effect -
"Anything that makes us more aware of superior performance will also make us more aware of our own performance, which can be a bad thing. That's why it's always best to sit at the front of the class when taking a hard test. You don't want to start comparing yourself to anybody else."
games  sports  testing  education  attention  social  creativity  psychology  behavior  health 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Capitals continue to reach out to fans through social networking -
Ted Leonsis: "What's unique and different about us is that most organizations are managed [with the thinking], 'We're bricks and mortar, we're buildings, and we have this Web operation aside us' [...] We're kind of different. We look at the Web as being our basic power plant, kind of like electricity, so the Web and communicating in this fashion is second nature to us now. It's not like we go brochure, television, mail. It's Web, and then everything else. It's social media first, and everything else."
marketing  business  sports  socialmedia  social  washington  hockey  identity  blogging 
february 2010 by allaboutgeorge
IOC told to get hip with the digital revolution
"They are the most socially active generation and digital culture is their culture.," he said, noting they affect $600 billion in consumer spending. "Their desire to create content and use it as social currency amongst their networks and communities has profound implications for how media owners and sports rights owners behave amongst them."

"The most important legacy of any from the Olympic movement is to deliver the next generation of sports fans and athletes," Sorrell concluded. "To do this, we must ensure the iPod, iPhone generation is tuning in, not tuning out."
olympics  online  sports  mobile  iphone  ipod  apple  social  network  community  business  athletes 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Football As Shakespeare - Ta-Nehisi Coates
The 49ers were always consummate professionals - both on and off the field. On the field, they were efficient, unselfish, and always making the clutch play when needed. Off the field, they always said the right things, dressed the part, and never got into trouble. They were the guys who told you to work hard, study, eat your vegetables, drink your milk, etc., and then maybe you too would become a Super Bowl winning quarterback and marry a model.

The Raiders, on the other hand, were the exact opposite. They were "different." They were tough. They had swagger. They said what they felt like, and didn't care what anyone else thought. They talked the talk and walked the walk. The Raiders from the mid-1960's to the mid-1980's were a team of misfits, malcontents, and non-conformists... and they won games. They were a team composed of individuals, and the implied message was, "it's okay to be different." That is a beautiful thing.
football  sports  bayarea  aesthetics  identity 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
S.F. Gate: Street Soccer player now has bigger goal
"Soccer won't change everything. But it is about making friends, showing up on time, having people count on you. It is about crafting your self-image and beginning to be whole again."
soccer  sports  sanfrancisco  berkeley 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Advertising - Predicting a Shift in Communications Spending -
An interesting shift occurred in 2008, the report said. For the first time, consumers spent more time with media they paid for, like books or cable television, than with primarily ad-supported media, like newspapers and magazines.

“It’s not that people aren’t willing to pay for content, because they are paying for video games, fantasy sports information, music downloads,” Mr. Rutherfurd said. “There’s just some content they’re not willing to pay for.”
marketing  video  sports  music  media  journalism  newspapers  social  business  film  cable  television  radio  mobile  information  magazines  books 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Tiger Woods on Twitter, Facebook, and the Marketing of Pro Athletes | A Dash of Salt | Fast Company
"Everyone looks at Michael Jordan, because he broke the mold. He was able to get into Fortune 500 brands and represent them with the excellence he had on and off the court," Woods said. "Now the difference is, there are different ways for an athletes to get out there and create a brand. There are so many more outlets. That's definitely changed, even in the last few years with the advent of Facebook and now Twitter. You have to figure out what you feel comfortable doing without going beyond your core values. That's the most important thing. You have to understand where you come from and who you are. There are so many things to do now and it's only going to get worse."
social  sports  marketing  facebook  twitter  ethics  golf 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
MediaShift . Laid Off Sportswriters Find New Life Online | PBS
"Because you're now web only, and you're not beholden to print deadlines, your number one competitor is the football club's own website," he explained. "Each and every one of our sports clubs became a publisher, assuming they opened their own website, and because they own the players, the head coach, etc... they own that particular piece of news. For official news, or whatever, nine times out of 10 the official site will be first. So clearly the rules of the game have changed fundamentally the minute the sports clubs opened their own websites. It's just a matter of realigning ourselves in terms of content and analysis, using your brand and your experience to provide the kind of sticky content that a football fan wants."
publishing  sports  media  newspapers  journalism  business  identity  uk 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Race in Digital Space (Revisited): An Interview with Sarah N. Gatson (Part One)
While one might assume that a fandom identity takes the ultimately salient position in a fandom space, what exactly might that fandom identity entail, and who is to say what is the "appropriate" salience a fan's other identities should take in that fan-expressive space? Not talking about race, gender, class, sexuality - or being pressured not to do so - in a fandom space ends up offering a "generic" or "normalized" fan. If that fan is generic, what has typically been the go-to generic fan identity? The fanboy, who also has a presumed race, class, and sexuality, right? We're being disingenuous if we pretend that this isn't so.
attention  identity  presence  reputation  games  race  gender  class  sex  creativity  online  sports 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
How flags flap | Blowin' in the wind | The Economist
OFTEN it pays not to be leader of the pack—just ask a racing cyclist or a Formula One driver. Conserving energy by following the leader, a trick known as slipstreaming, can give a rider or driver that extra bit of juice to pull ahead at the very last moment. In the natural world, however, bodies are more likely to be flexible, like a fish’s, rather than rigid, like a car’s. In these systems, as a recent paper in Physical Review Letters reports, it is the leader that enjoys a significant dynamic advantage over the followers.
science  sports  fauna  aesthetics  cars  physics 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
David Foster Wallace's "Roger Federer as Religious Experience" - Tennis - New York Times
"[...] Of course, in men’s sports no one ever talks about beauty or grace or the body. Men may profess their “love” of sports, but that love must always be cast and enacted in the symbology of war: elimination vs. advance, hierarchy of rank and standing, obsessive statistics, technical analysis, tribal and/or nationalist fervor, uniforms, mass noise, banners, chest-thumping, face-painting, etc. For reasons that are not well understood, war’s codes are safer for most of us than love’s. [...]"
sports  writing  essay  nonfiction  beauty  men  war  love  toread 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
John Kerry: The road bike warrior - How the World Works -
"Here are some excerpts from an account of a ride during the convention Kerry did with Jonathan Vaughters, the director of one of the two American teams to compete in this year's Tour de France, Garmin-Chipotle (named after the team's two sponsors)."
bicycling  kerry  democrats  transit  transportation  sports  politics  campaigns  elections  france 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
CBC Radio | The Current | Whole Show Blow-by-Blow
"We heard some musings from Sean Cole, an American radio reporter based in Boston who not-so-secretly pines to be a Canadian. But that dream inspired some grappling with our perceived differences [...]"
usa  identity  canada  immigration  travel  aesthetics  sports  hiphop  business  marketing 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Crunchy Con - Rod Dreher, Conservative blog, Beliefnet conservative politics and religion blog
"Beyond whether or not people like me will continue to be employed, there's the question of: what kind of society and polity will we have when most people don't care about serious news, and prefer instead to focus on sports and celebrities?"
class  journalism  newspapers  media  identity  society  celebrity  sports 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NEW KING OF SWING / Like it or not, you'll just have to deal with it
"Bonds one home run away from history, and he swings and there's a long one. Deep into right-center field. Way back there. It's gone! A home run! ... Into the center-field bleachers to the left of the 421-foot marker."
baseball  sports  sanfrancisco 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge | King Kaufman's Sports Daily
"After years now of wondering how I'd feel when Barry Bonds [...] broke Hank Aaron's career home run record, at last, I had the answer. The answer is I don't know."
baseball  sports  sanfrancisco 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Grant Me This: Diversity slow to come, but it is coming
"[Angel] Cabrera joined Tiger, Vijay Singh, and Michael Campbell in equaling already in the seven plus years of the 21st century the number of non-Caucasian major champions in the previous 140 years of grand slam golf."
sports  golf  diversity  demography 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
One Place Where Obama Goes Elbow to Elbow - New York Times
"Mr. Obama is left-handed, and his signature move is to fake right and veer left, surprising players used to guarding right-handed competitors."
basketball  obama  2008  elections  politics  democrats  sports  leisure  identity 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Study of N.B.A. Sees Racial Bias in Calling Fouls - New York Times
“Basically, it suggests that if you spray-painted one of your starters white, you’d win a few more games. [,,,] There’s bias on the basketball court, but less than when you’re trying to hail a cab at midnight.”
basketball  sports  race  black  white  games  ethics  justice 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NBA refs study: Numbers clearly interesting but not clear |
"[F]rom 1991-2004, [... of] the top eight players from each of the 26 teams who advanced to the NBA Finals [...] only 25 were white. So if racial bias was deciding games, it wasn't getting teams deep into the playoffs."
race  sports  ethics  basketball  justice  games 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge Keeping Tradition Alive
"[T]he Derby manages -- quite successfully -- to capture the best and the worst of our social reality. Perhaps that is why we are drawn to watch."
race  kentucky  sports  aesthetics  identity  social  fauna  animals  class  power 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Old Mike, new Christine - Los Angeles Times
"When I told my boss Randy Harvey, he leaned back in his chair, looked through his office window to scan the newsroom and mused, 'Well, no one can ever say we don't have diversity on this staff.' "
sports  gender  writing  media  newspapers  sex  identity  transgender 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Harjo: Why the Imus story still matters : ICT [2007/04/27]
"[T]he Pew Research Center reported that 62 percent of white Americans think it's been covered too much. [...] 44 percent of African-American respondents said the amount of coverage was right and 18 percent said there was too little coverage."
race  media  ethnicity  sports  college  newjersey  hiphop  indian  black 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
After Shootings at Virginia Tech, Many Find Solace in Poetry
"My average poetry reading gets 300-400 people. On tour, about 1,000 people. Am I a rock star? No. Could I go to Yankee Stadium to read? No. I like libraries. … I am not [legendary rhythm and blues singer] Aretha Franklin."
poetry  english  language  public  social  literature  fiction  music  sports 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Daily Californian: In the Middle and Out of the Closet
“It hurts because the psychic energy that it takes to hold down your despair and your frustrations takes away from the extra energy you need to go from being good to being great."
gay  identity  sports  basketball  books  berkeley  california 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge Page 2 : 'I don't have a hate bone in my body'
"[This last week] has opened up my eyes to the gay population and what they do. I'm getting a lot of knowledge about them that I didn't have. Which is going to make me a better person. And if it doesn't, then I'm a damn fool."
gay  basketball  sports  identity  radio 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge | Is there life after Bush?
"You use power so you can make life better; it isn't life itself. Obsessing about power or politics takes your mind away from the things that really matter."
aesthetics  2008  politics  bush  identity  power  republicans  democrats  culture  art  literature  science  religion  sports  friendship  love 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Tyra Banks to Mark S.I. Cover Milestone
"I'm thinking that I should probably do this every 10 years. So, in 2017 maybe I'll get in the swimsuit again and I'll have to get them to add a little more fabric."
beauty  aesthetics  aging  black  sports  feminism  ethnic  marketing 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: A Game of Magical Thinking Leaves Reality on the Sidelines
"Rationally, you should not feel responsible at all for the outcome of the Super Bowl. But the more people perceived themselves as having thought about the game, the more they thought themselves responsible for the game's outcome."
memory  brain  public  sports  identity  psychology  health  sociology  thinking 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Among Hispanics, N.F.L. Mania Hits Cultural Wall
“The key word is acculturation. Hispanics who are interested in the N.F.L. tend to be second or third generation.”
sports  ethnic  latino  latinamerica  marketing  corporations  television 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
ESPN: Page 2 : No longer a citizen of Funkytown
Forget Peyton Manning and his achy thumb. It's all about Prince and his bum hip. "Cut that meat" ain't got nothin' on "When Doves Cry."
music  sports  health  dance  dancing  superbowl 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: To Curb the Trend, Magic Tells His Story
"The only thing that saved my life was early detection and taking my medicine. In those 15 years, I tell them that a lot of people have died. In real life, I'm not supposed to be here."
aids  hiv  sports  education  black  african  usa  school  children  health  marketing 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Wired News: Mapping Where You Think You Live
"People have a great deal of curiosity. Where can you find Yankees fans? Do they just fall around that one city?"
cities  sports  social  identity  land  athletes  suburbia  sociology 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge Hunter S. Thompson's "Shotgun Golf with Bill Murray"
"I'm working on a profoundly goofy story here. It's wonderful. I've invented a new sport. It's called Shotgun Golf. We will rule the world with this thing."
obituaries  writing  sports  golf  gonzo 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
SJMN: Beer, sports ... and facials
"Some guys come in and say, 'You're the place that gives free beer, right?' We're like, 'Yeah, and we give decent haircuts, too.'"
men  aesthetics  beauty  sports  bayarea 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: Pro sports' game plan to win over ethnic fans
"The Raiders Nation is global. It's great we can deliver team news in different languages. Chinese fans are more comfortable reading that news in their mother language."
football  sports  language  china  mexico  nfl 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Welcome to Detroit. Pow!
"Bad images stick to places like Velcro, and Detroit just can't seem to shake theirs. But they agreed we can't be held down by this. We have to do the best we can, and to remember we're not what the world says we are, we're who we say we are."
aesthetics  cities  detroit  identity  sports 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: Love-Struck Serena Has Heart in Tennis Again
"I love everything about me. I love my legs, I love my eyes, I love my lips, I love my arms.... I think it's important for everyone to love themselves."
aesthetics  black  love  sports  tennis 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: A Star of The Staged
"My parents? They laughed in my face, of course. They had the same idea that every Indian parent has for their child. Being a doctor or lawyer or something to that effect. I chose totally the opposite."
india  men  sports  usa  wrestling 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: This Season, Heisenberg Wears a Red Sox Rally Cap
"Physicists are fond of pointing out that while measurements may be subject to quantum indeterminacies, the wave function itself is perfectly predictable and calculable."
baseball  physics  quantum  sports 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Joy in Mudville: Hair!
"Traditionally, athletes were not necessarily fashion-forward. But these days with the increased amount of money made by athletes and sports as an entertainment commodity, they are now helping to set trends."
fashion  gender  men  sociology  sports 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Now Serving: Serena, Warrior Princess
"I went to the U.S. Open looking for girlie men on the courts and finding — Governor Schwarzenegger may be delighted to know — hardly a one."
fashion  gender  sports  tennis 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Halftime for Gonzo
"Downtown is where you score -- not somewhere out in the wilderness, where people are far apart & not much happens. You don't fire a long jump shot from Downtown, you fire it into Downtown."
cities  sports  writing 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Slate: Svetlana the Great - Russia's gymnastics queen preens at the all-around finals.
"I want to win a gold medal as much as I want to mother my own child." I could really see it, and so did Meghan O' Rourke
gymnastics  olympics  sports 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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