Posts Tagged ‘Entertainment’
Business - Written Tuesday, March 10, 2009 by Ian Da Silva - 5 Comments
In the age of Wikinomics, one of the things that frustrates me most about being an avid sports fan is that it is still very difficult for fans to have any direct say in what their favourite players and teams do on, and off, the playing surface (i.e. who plays? who stays? who goes?)
As I watched the film Us Now last week, I was reminded of the British football club Ebbsfleet United and the MyFootballClub story, (see a clip here) where fans ultimately had enough of being armchair critics and put their money where their heart (and often discontent) was, and actually purchased a Club.
Bringing the story to a more personal level, I have been to quite a few of my favourite athletic club, the Toronto Raptors’, games this year and I have left the Air Canada Centre more often than I would like wishing there were some recourse that I, as a fan, had to have my displeasure heard. I am completely aware that loss is an important part of sport, but to leave a match feeling as if the players did not leave it all on the court, or that the coach drew up a bad play, is not a great feeling as a supporter.
Now I know what you’re saying – does everyone give 100% all the time? Obviously not, but in the world of elite professional athletics, my threshold for forgiveness is admittedly lowered. Continue…
- Introducing chTONGUEeek: a wikinomics enabled humor site
- Radiohead again leaves us thinking: Did they just do that?
- Showtime Presents: The Ultimate 2.0 Fan Experience
- Forget the Record Labels – I’m signing with Nike and P&G
- It’s All Coming Together… In Your Living Room
- Let’s use the pirate tax… to fund a pirate album
- Comcast invests in p2p startup; breaks my irony-meter
- You too can be a rocket scientist
- The 1,000 True Fans Debate