Whether you are a college or nfl sports’ fan, the football season has concluded. The college championship featured Alabama v. Notre Dame; Alabama Crimson Tide was victorious. The nfl superbowl pitted Ravens v. 49ers; Baltimore Ravens claimed the title. The college game was a blowout, much to the dismay of many a Notre Dame fan, including myself. The nfl superbowl reminded us that an ugly win is still sweet for the winner, and heartbreaking for the loser. I can say I backed the victor.
As we move on, the rightful owners of the sporting spotlight will now belong to basketball. For some, it will strictly be college, whether mens, women, or both; to others, only the nba suffices. Yet, in the eyes of those who simply like competition, it will be all the above. I think the applicable phrases, from a couple of songs, ‘get in where you fit in,’ or ‘do your thing,’ or maybe one should say: ‘watch your thing.’ Ultimately, the real festive nature of it all is about socializing, creating revenue generation. In my neck of the woods, of North Carolina, the ACC and CIAA Tournaments are not too far around the corner. Of course, this is a prelude to NCAA March Madness, to then lead us to the NBA Playoffs. In conjunction, or afterwards, Major League Baseball and the WNBA will make its appearance. Reminding us, as aptly once stated, by ABC Sports: ‘the thrill of victory; the agony of defeat.’
We often can relate to such terms of economic impact, relaying the benefits to visit upon those hosting cities. New Orleans, La had the trifecta, this year’s Superbowl, the upcoming Mardi Gras, and the NCAA Women’s Final Four. On the other hand, Las Vegas, inclusions, played host to the International 2013 CES, and the upcoming NAB; and, not to be forgotten, NYC will claim the 110th American International Toy Fair 2013, and the World Business Innovation Forum, to name a few. So, if you’re feeling like you have time available and money to spare, it’s time to put your game face on, sports, business, pleasure, or all the above. See you at one of these troughs.