My Favorite Sports Blogs
By: Keith Cook
As we get older, it is extremely important that we are constantly learning about the world around us.
This is especially true for people around my age. You know, the 18-20 somethings. The ones who think that they have it all figured out. I believe most of us have gotten to that point whether we would like to admit it or not.
My peers and I are now at the point of entering the professional world. And with the technology at our disposal on a consistent basis, there really is no excuse not to be reading up on different topics and learning things we can carry with us into the working world.
This is something that I have come to realize myself as I read more and more into sports marketing materials. There is always something new that you can learn.
I’m going to share some of my favorite sports blogs in this post.
- Sports Networker Blog
Sports Networker is pretty much a “one-stop” shop for all of your sports marketing needs. They get regular posts from a diverse set of writers on topics that range from finding your careers in various sports business fields such as sports medicine to the social media aspect of sports marketing.
I think that is what I enjoy most about this blog. They have a blog post that can relate to anything that you have ever wanted to know about sports marketing. For anyone who is considering entering the field of sports marketing, I highly recommend visiting the Sports Networker Blog to get a feel for all that goes on within the field.
- The Business of Sports
The Business of Sports has more of a direct focus than the previous blog I listed. Where Sports Networker is more of a wide view of sports marketing, The Business of Sports is focused more on news developments that happen within the field. I enjoy being able to get more of a focused look at the direction that the field is moving while also getting opinions of those who are in the field.
Another part of this site that I really enjoy is looking through the job section to get an idea for positions I may want to research more as well as getting updates about conventions and other events for sports marketing field.
The blog can be found here to take a look at your own leisure.
- SLAM Online Blog
This next blog is a little bit of a break in the trend from the business side of sports. I think it is important to mix a little bit of your hobbies with your career focus.
I remember in middle school, it was about time for the magazine subscription fundraiser (some of you or your children may have had to do this back in the day)
Around this time, I had just gotten into watching basketball and really following all of the developments in the league. That was when SLAM magazine caught my eye. I begged my mom to buy a subscription for me, and after a few years (and a huge stack of magazines) later, I have been hooked to one of the most popular basketball magazines.
Over time, the stack got unbearable so I switched my subscription over to mobile devices (my Kindle fire) and browsed their articles on the internet. It was then that I made the discovery of the blog that was attached to the magazine.
It has provided many up and coming journalists the opportunity to gain some experience in their field while adding on to the vast body of content that SLAM produces on a regular basis.
You can follow the SLAM Blog here and take a look at the main SLAM magazine or their “Kicks edition that focuses primarily on shoes.
Learning isn’t something that stops once you leave the classroom.
With the internet and mobile devices constantly changing around us, there are plenty of ways to gain new information that can help us down the road.
With that, comes the ability to search for and organize information that is helpful with our careers and can expand our knowledge of topics we enjoy/hobbies.
I have shared a few of my favorite blogs with you. What are some of your favorite blogs?