|Issue #122: November 13, 2019|
Play Where Champions Play
At The Palm Beaches, sports organizers find a welcoming environment and premier sports facilities for all levels of play—from amateurs to professionals. Combine that with an extremely comfortable climate and 47 miles of white sand beaches, an array of attractions and convenient accommodations, and you have the makings of an elite sports destination.
|In other news and commentary...|
|Is Golf Stumbling - or Getting Back to Normal?|
There are a lot of puns that could be employed - golf is off-course, stuck in the rough, sub-par - but here's what you really need to know: The better part of 10,000 golfers have quit the sport over the course of one year, in Scotland, of all places. And while pro tournaments are big money, it's obvious the sport, to stay alive, needs beginners.
|With Thanksgiving Around the Corner, Time to Trot Out the 5K|
While malls and merchants are gearing up for Black Friday - which is, after all, a little more than two weeks away - sports event organizers are getting ready for their big day, Thanksgiving. Not necessarily because of football, but because of running. Specifically, the 5K, and more definitively, the turkey trot, the most popular race of the year.
|Can a New SitCom by "Big Bang Theory" Creators Make Esports Just as Cool?|
Uh-oh. Someone's trying to sit in Sheldon's spot. NBC is developing a comedy called "The Squad" about a group of friends and enemies who find companionship and common ground in their mutual love of esports. Stop us if you've heard this one before. But NBC is bringing aboard some big guns from "The Big Bang Theory." It's going to get interesting.
Inside Events: USA Football
When reports showed participation in traditional football had dipped at the high school level, there was speculation that it was attributable to increased awareness of concussions - and plenty of concern that the sport might not bounce back. But USA Football has plans to bring a better, smarter game to the table, and those plans are promising.
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Sports have come a long way since the ancient Greeks wrestled and raced their way to glory. We've seen the evolution of new disciplines among old, familiar sports (beach volleyball and synchronized swimming, for example) - and we've also seen the emergence of entirely new sports. From drone racing to esports to competitive marching band, we are constantly redefining sports and finding new ways to host them. In this, our awards issue, we see both new and familiar sports, and we honor all of them. It's because of everyone that our industry is so strong, so vibrant and so varied.
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