Electronic Arts is trying to adapt to the new digital landscape.
EA is going to where the consumers are, launching Madden Social, which works across Facebook and smartphones. Start the game on Facebook and finish it on your iPhone — it’s cross platform. And the game is free. COO Peter Moore also re-cast EA Sports Football Club as “football’s social network.” The idea is that FIFA is already a social network for fans of the sport, now EA will enable fans to connect to their FIFA experiences on any device, at any time, and to connect to each other. The goal is to get fans to play more and longer.
AshleyMadison.com, a Web site that matches married people to pursue affairs, is offering $1 million to any woman who can prove she has had sex with the devout Christian, who has insisted he is still a virgin and will wait until he is married. Founder, Noel Biderman will pay $1 million to any woman who can prove she sacked Tebow in bed and the offer extends through his first season in New York.
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Nike unveiled 32 redesigned professional uniforms as part of a five-year partnership with the National Football League announced Tuesday, and wearing what the pros wear won’t be cheap. Nike President, Charlie Denson told CNBC that these are “actual game” jerseys, which have a tighter fit and cost $250 each.
Michael Levine stood out in the room full of media at Tim Tebow’s Jets news conference on Monday. The co-head of CAA Sports, dressed in a dapper suit, schmoozed TV media types and looked on like a proud businessman.
After all, Tim Tebow was his business.
Well, sort of.
CAA’s Hollywood rival, William Morris Endeavor, actually also counts Tebow as a client.
Those who spend their hours on the field may court blunt force trauma, but that doesn’t mean they can’t injure themselves off the field as well. Yes, even professional athletes suffer the same stubbed toes, paper cuts and tumbles down the stairs as the rest of us.
UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Broncos and Jets have encountered a hangup in the language of Tim Tebow’s contract, which could ultimately nix the deal. Per Schefter, Tebow has $5 million worth of recapture language, meaning ultimately the Jets would have to pay back that money to Denver.
According to Schefter, if the Jets are unwillingly to pay that money, the deal could fall through, at which time the St. Louis Rams could jump back into the conversation.
In a surprise move, the Denver Broncos have traded quarterback Tim Tebow to the New York Jets for two draft picks. The move is somewhat surprising, given the fact that the Jets handed starting quarterback Mark Sanchez a $40.5 million contract extension earlier this month, with $20.5 million guaranteed. Tebow is expected to complement Sanchez, although it’s unclear at this time to what extent.
Press Conference: Peyton Manning to be Released by Colts
January 31 9:29 am: Tweet from @AntonioBrown84: Indianapolis #steelernation talk to me
January 31 9:39 am: Tweet from @sdpaladin: @AntonioBrown84 I live in Indy! Let’s get lunch! How’s 12:30?
It started just like that.
What happened next is the most amazing story of athlete-fan interaction in the short history of social media.
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You can bet that Wall Street will be rooting for the New York Giants to pull off a victory against the New England Patriots…And it’s not just because the Giants are the home team either.
Super Bowl Smackdown: Which City Reigns Supreme?
You see, when the actual Super Bowl is played on Sunday, the winner will be the team that scores the most points. Pretty simple. When it comes to which city is the champ economically, it also comes down to simple numbers.
And New York wins by two touchdowns.
Boston is no New York, and those of us who cherish the city’s impossible to imitate accents, and impossible to replace treasures like Fenway Park and the Esplanade are glad for that.