In just under thirteen months since its launch, FanWide (http://www.FanWide.com) has promoted and collected data from over a quarter of a million events nationwide. An event is an organized meetup where a group of sports fans gets together out of their home to watch one of almost 15,000 televised games, commonly known as a “watch party”.
In just under thirteen months since its launch, FanWide has promoted and collected data from over a quarter of a million events nationwide. An event is an organized meetup where a group of sports fans gets together out of their home to watch one of almost 15,000 televised games, commonly known as a “watch party”.
The NBA 2017-2018 season is officially underway as the first games of the season were played over the last two days.
The season started earlier than usual to avoid overexertion of players that have to play too many games back-to-back. In the past, teams have benched players to ensure they don’t hurt themselves. This presents a problem to fans who pay money to watch their favorite player. For instance, the Cavaliers opted to rest Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and LeBron James in a game against the Clippers last season. Fans chanted for their players to make an appearance to no avail and their unhappiness resonated to the league. Adam Silver thinks that extending the season by a week should help prevent injuries throughout the course of the season.
A recent study from Limelight Networks shows that men aged 18-25 prefer to watch eSports over other, more conventional sports.
In the last few decades, eSports have become a major industry competing with traditional sports such as basketball or football. The Season 3 World Championship of League of Legends in 2014 gathered 32 million viewers, exceedingly more than the World Series or NCAA Final Four that year. The winners of The International (a tournament for Dota 2) won a combined $11 million this summer, whereas Tom Brady made a mere $183,000 for winning the Super Bowl. The International Olympic Committee even flirted with the idea of including eSports as an event in the Olympic Games to increase their appeal to millennials.
The summer is usually a quiet time for sports, but this year was different, with the introduction of the BIG3 Basketball League. The BIG3 is a new 3-on-3 basketball league featuring former NBA players, including many all-stars. The organization was founded and promoted by Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz, and is managed by Roger Mason Jr. and Amy Trask. One of the best things about the league is the talent from both the coaches and players. If you are a basketball fan of the 2000s, you’ll get to see many of your favorite players compete, including Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Rashard Lewis, Kenyon Martin, Mike Bibby, Jason Williams, Jermaine O’Neal and Bonzi Wells.
Make sure you check out the BIG3 Finals on Saturday, August 26th between Trilogy and the Three-Headed Monsters on FOX and FS1.
There are times in every sports fan’s life when the usual pub fare just isn’t enough to supplement the game experience. San Francisco and the Bay Area not only have great sports, but also have great sports bars with good food. Fans no longer have to put up with lackluster nachos and soggy wings; here are some of the best watch party hosts where you can also fill up.
The Windy City is known for deep dish pizza, hot dogs without ketchup, the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox. You don’t have to be a fan of those to have a great time at a watch party in Chicago.
Here are some of the best sites to catch a game in Chicago:
Saturdays in Chicago, you can find many different groups of college football fans geared up and ready to watch their team take on the enemy of the week. With the college feel of the bar itself, those fans will feel right at home. Gamekeepers is on a popular intersection on Lincoln Avenue and is one of Chicago’s oldest sports bars.
When you are in the biggest city in the United States, it can be difficult to find out which bar or restaurant is the best one to catch a watch party or find a game for your favorite team.
Like all major cities, New York has sports bars dedicated to fans’ favorite teams as well as bars where fans can go, have a drink and find that “just right” atmosphere for watching any game or sports event in NYC.
Learn how FanWide helped Whisky West in Seattle, Wash. become a premier sports watch party location for basketball fans in only a few weeks.
Shaquille O’Neal is being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year. He is arguably one of the greatest basketball players of all time. What makes him so great?