Basketball, Events, Football

eSports: The Rise of an Empire

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.

Baseball, Boxing, Football, News

Why Athletes Have the Power to Change History

On Wednesday, Michael Bennett, a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, posted a letter about his arrest in Las Vegas to Twitter claiming that the police had used an excessive amount of force to detain him. He is looking to sue the Las Vegas police for their unjust treatment of him during the incident.

Every football fan is familiar with Colin Kaepernick’s choice to sit down during the national anthem to protest inequality in the United States. Or JJ Watt helping to raise $28 million for Hurricane Harvey relief.

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San Francisco Bay Area: The Best Sports Bars to Catch a Game and a Bite

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.

Baseball, Basketball, Events, Football, Hockey, Soccer

Best Sports Watch Party Bars in Chicago for Every Fan

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:

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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.

Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Soccer

Best and Unique Sports Bars for Watch Parties in NYC

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.

Events, Football, Pregame, Soccer, watch party

FanWide Presents: Seattle’s Best USA vs. Mexico Watch Party 2017

Calling all team Mexico and USA soccer fans – join us for a family-friendly, all-inclusive soccer watch party event!

FanWide is hosting the biggest party in Seattle for this international soccer grudge match between rivals Mexico and USA, at Belltown Pub on 1st Avenue – complete with an appearance by a player from the reigning MLS Cup Champions, the Seattle Sounders!

Football, Pregame, watch party

The F.A.N. Show & FanWide Blizzard Pregame Party

We are excited to announce a massive pregame meet-up with the best new IFL podcast in the business, The F.A.N. Show. This event is taking place during the BIG Green Bay block party for the game this Saturday, June 10th against the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles.

The #FanExperience Pregame Party is being hosted at the D2 Stadium District Sports Pub. We want to see every Green Bay Blizzard for the next stop on The F.A.N. Show Tour 2017, and to be part of the show’s first LIVE Pregame party, coordinated by FanWide! The LIVE Pregame show kicks off at 4:30 p.m. so be sure to be there early to grab a great seat.

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FanWide’s 2017 NFL Draft Watch Party was a Success!

Thanks to all the FanWide Fans for coming out and making the 2017 NFL Draft Watch Party a Big Success!

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The FanWide Team with Rhein Haus for the 2017 NFL Draft Watch Party

On April 27, 2017, FanWide along with Rhein Haus in Seattle hosted the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. We want to give a huge shout-out to everyone who showed up and signed up for FanWide!

Congratulations to all the wonderful athletes drafted this year as well. Was there anyone you were excited, disappointed or just confused about picked this year?