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2019 NBA Playoffs Bracket Based on NBA Logo Ranking

2019 NBA Playoffs Bracket Based on NBA Logo Ranking

Sports Culture

After analyzing the logos of all 30 NBA teams and compiling our Ultimate Ranking of NBA Logos, we predict who will win the 2019 NBA Playoffs based on the team with the best ranked logo advancing through the bracket!

NHL Playoff Matchup Analysis for 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

NHL Playoff Matchup Analysis for 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

In The News

Using Upper Hand’s video analysis tool, NHL.com breaks down the first round goaltending matchups of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

6 Staff Management Tips for Your Fitness and Sports Facility

6 Staff Management Tips for Your Fitness and Sports Facility

Facility Management

Running a sports & fitness business can be challenging, and adding a facility with staff to manage only complicates the equation. Here are 6 tips and best practices on managing your staff to increase productivity and motivate your team.

Lombardi’s “Seven Blocks of Granite” to Success

Lombardi’s “Seven Blocks of Granite” to Success

Coaching Tips

As someone in business for sports, I naturally gravitated towards the many inspirational anecdotes and motivation stories, in relating my own coaching and business experiences. The purpose of this post is to summarize the core teachings of Vince Lombardi’s advice from his motivational talks in the 1960’s and to empower you and your leadership team […]

50 Inspirational Sports & Fitness Quotes

50 Inspirational Sports & Fitness Quotes

Coaching Tips

Needing a motivational push? Here are 50 of our favorite motivational sports quotes to help boost inspiration for you and your team.

Sixteen Sweet 16 March Madness Stats

Sixteen Sweet 16 March Madness Stats

his weekend kicks off the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, leading into the culmination of March Madness — the National Championship game. The Final Four is one of the most anticipated and action-packed weekends in college sports, where millions of fans will tune in to games to watch Cinderella stories unfold and root on the teams that […]

3 Reasons You Should Accept Apple Pay

3 Reasons You Should Accept Apple Pay

Financial

Apple Pay is a newer contactless payment method built into Apple devices that has gained popularity the past year. It’s security and ease-of-use make it a highly attractive option for businesses looking for frictionless payment options for their clients. We explore three of the top reasons why you should look at implementing a processing service […]

Using Digital Marketing to Attract Youth Sports Sponsorship

Using Digital Marketing to Attract Youth Sports Sponsorship

Branding

In a technology age, people flock to the internet to search for answers, locate nearby businesses, socialize with friends, and shop online. It’s crucial for your youth sports business to remain current in your digital strategy, especially if you want to attract local or corporate sponsors. Here are 3 best practices to follow to increase […]

PODCAST EPISODE 47: NUBABILITY ATHLETICS

PODCAST EPISODE 47: NUBABILITY ATHLETICS

Podcast

Sam Kuhnert, founder and CEO of Nubability Athletics, joins us on the podcast. Nubability is a sports development program that teaches children and teens from ages 4 to 17 with limb differences and amputees to play mainstream organized sports. Nubability currently has over 80 coaches and devotes a significant amount of time in the community.