Him joining the NBA helped increase its popularity. He became one of the pull factors of the NBA making more people want to watch it. Jordan also impacted the U.S economy endorsing products such as sporting goods and video games. People seeing their NBA idol on commercials and video game covers make them want to buy the product that he's endorsing. He's one of the reasons why companies such as Nike make a lot of investments.
One of the main reasons is that college sports are very popular and the attendance, especially at the football and basketball is growing every year and breaking attendance records. Furthermore, TV ratings for the tournaments series are the highest they have been in years bringing billions of dollars in commerce for schools. Schools use their players’ face and names to promote their schools and gain more money. Of course, college athletes get scholarships and get education, however who benefits the most from their success? The answer is schools.
From the movie MoneyBall we see big names/good players in sports means good teams and good teams means more money for the franchise which leads to more commercialization and ultimately what everyone wants more money. Another example of commercialization in sports is Jordon Spieth he just one on the biggest stage in golf The Masters he is 21 years old and not only did he make 1.3 million dollars for winning but he is now making just as much or more with sponsorships since he has won. These examples illustrate the fact that sports have been highly commercialized. Sport has changed its form and elements. It is not just entertainment, sports have gained commercial recognition.
Although its main target started out being collegiate and professional athletes that could really benefit from the use of Under Armour products, it has also obtained a following of youth, adults, and nonprofessional athletes. Some of this could be young people looking up to professional role models and wanting to wear the same products seen on the field. Most of its products are expensive due to its high quality so it targets people that have a higher income that can afford its products. Economic-Being in the textile/sports apparel industry, Under Armour must deal with increasing prices in the textile industry, increasing labor prices in China, increased shipping costs due to the oil and gas price increase, and also increased inflation. Many people are experiencing hardships due to the recession and the high unemployment rate in the United States.
Moreover, the company is now planning to merge their U.K. travel and foreign-exchange units in a deal that will create a 1,200-store chain and save more than 35 million pounds ($56 million) a year. The combined business will be the U.K.’s largest travel retailer and the second-biggest provider of retail foreign exchange. However, STA travel can also be one of the leading companies in this industry as well but, in a very specific target, since the main targets of STA travel are students and young people and STA has done it quite good when compare to the companies which their targets are similar to the target of STA such as Student Universe or Travelosophy. It is because STA is a full service travel retailer which offers the rate that is very attractive to students and young people. Other than that, the customer can always make sure that the ticket they buy from STA must be the ticket from famous and reliable airlines.
Olympic DBQ Hunter Toney AP World History The Olympic Games have mostly revolutionized from 1892 to 2002 because of three factors; Economic/renown competition (documents 5, 6, 7, and 9), the international political competitiveness (documents 1, 3, 4, and 10) and the social aspect of competitiveness, primarily in women (documents 2 and 8). Through what I have observed, the Olympic Games have increased the economic stability of many countries, allowed for a less hostile form of competition among countries, and have introduced a sense of equality upon mankind. Document 1 is written by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic movement. He goes on to explain how the Olympics have given the world a “reduction of the chance of war.” He describes how trading athletes internationally is the “true free trade” among men, and how if this form of trade was introduced in Europe, that peace would soon be formed. He is trying to persuade people to bring back the Olympics for the good of the world.
Both cities have lots of money to spend of their superstars; therefore they both have successful franchises each with their share of championships. Lastly, in major cities there are always activities to get involved with. In New York City there's the Statue of Liberty, museums and restaurants to discover, or even an exciting game of baseball, basketball or football to watch. In Los Angeles there are galleries, the movie industry, and the beach to relax on. In conclusion, these two cities are very far apart from each other, yet still have many similarities and differences based on the topics, location, population, climate, history, and
However, strategies can also be used to save substantial money while enjoying Las Vegas. You don’t have to be rich to enjoy what Las Vegas has to offer. Some of the best dining, shopping, shows, and nightlife in the world can be found here and it can be enjoyed on a limited budget. Behind Times Square, the Las Vegas Strip is the second most visited tourist destination in America (“Top 25 Most Visited Tourist Destinations in America”). Las Vegas can be thought of as a giant playground for grown-ups, which had over 39.2 million visitors last year (“Vegas FAQs”).
This game hit America with such force that at one point, it seemed like the country would e forever engulfed in mahjong fever. Although its popularity did decline after the late 1920’s Another American’s pastime was the game of contract bridge. It was invented in the 1920's and in the following decades it was popularised especially in the USA by Ely Culbertson. Bridge currently occupies a position of great prestige, and is more comprehensively organized than any other card game. There are clubs, tournaments and championships throughout the world.
The NBA’s popularity and wealth increased dramatically by the time Michael Jordan had been drafted by the Bulls. Through new technologies Michael Jordan and NBA games could be seen around the world. The NBA became a global television goldmine because it was able to capitalize off of Jordan’s global recognition and popularity. Before Michael Jordan had been a Chicago bull the franchise’s wealth had been a meager nineteen million, which number quickly grew to over one hundred and ninety million in a matter of years. The NBA was not the only company to capitalize off of the Michael Jordan phenomenon, corporations such as Nike and Coca-Cola made billions worldwide off of Jordan.