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Super Bowl Helps to Show Importance for Streaming



The 2021 Super Bowl was always set to be a huge event as the biggest sporting event in the US, the half time show alone is responsible for a large number of the viewers if not just for the football too and the throwback songs this year brought a lot of excitement. With the most viewed event in recent years coming in 2015 and being on a downhill slump since then, the 112.3 million viewers that tuned in to watch and to bet as players can learn more on this site about different sports betting options, it has helped to show that innovation may be needed for future success.

Whilst numbers are still coming in, it has been suggested that live TV and online streaming were able to grow by 14% over the previous year with Telemundo being a broadcaster for the Spanish audience for the first time in the Super Bowl history and has shown that innovating options for the audience can be important in growing viewership. This is important for alternative events particularly with the likes of esports, the biggest game in the world has been able to pull in similar if not larger numbers every year because of free livestreaming and has been heralded as one of the big reasons for popularity.

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Other sports have been looking to move into this space, the Premier League in the UK has partnered with different broadcasters to see how successful change can be with Amazon Prime having bid to secure a number of games per year, but with the cost being so high to secure any broadcasting rights it may be more difficult for the Super Bowl to make this change as it would need very deep pockets to make the purchasing possible.

This may also bring up the question of cost in another regard too – tickets to the Super Bowl can already stretch into the thousands of dollars, there were a wide range of streaming services that offered the option to watch including Peackock, DirectTV, FuboTV, Hulu, and more but many of these are regional only for US viewers, and can be much more difficult to access for international fans – with the cost of VPN’s and subscription services all piling on top of each other it could mean the viewership numbers would be even higher if it was made more accessible to this wider audience.

The numbers can’t be disputed though, over 100 million viewers is nothing to shake at, and a great recovery given previous years have seen a bit of a dip as 2019 and 2021 both slumped below that stable number.

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Michael Jordan Selects Montclair NJ’s Vanguard Theater



Passing Strange Amanda Ross Gross spotlights photography
Montclair, NJ’s Vanguard Theater, was hand selected to receive Michael Jordan (Yes, that Michael Jordan) and Jordan Brand’s Community Grant Program, an initiative of its Black Community Commitment (BCC), created in 2020.
Grants were awarded to 48 grassroots, non-profit organizations that are driving action and leading sustainable solutions to improve Black lives in their neighborhoods. Vanguard Theater, with a local connection to the initiative’s four key focus areas of economic justice, education, narrative change, and social justice was the only recipient in New Jersey – and one of only two theater companies

“We believe that these community organizations aren’t just local changemakers, but that they are dreamers, makers of generational bonds, and neighborhood leaders with an authentic understanding of how together they can create transformative change,” –  Craig Williams, Jordan Brand President 

The Vanguard is currently producing the Tony Award-Winning Black American musical, Passing Strange (which closes 3/5). They will invest funds from the grant to support and nurture original and new works that inspire audiences to think critically about existing social and cultural narratives, through their New Works Festival: Illuminating New Voices (running May 19-23).
“This funding will help us immensely in our continued efforts to mentor and amplify marginalized voices in all areas of the theater industry, including: writers, producers, composers, performers, directors, choreographers, and managers.” – Janeece Freeman-Clark
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Swingers Nomad Where Indoor Mini Golf, Food and Fun Are in Abundance



Tucked beneath the streets of New York City, be transported to a world of verdant, undulating crazy golf courses, a 1920s English golf clubhouse, cocktail bars and gourmet street food vendors. Head to 35 West 29th Street and Swingers Nomad. This impressive venue sits across 23,000 square feet with 20-foot-high ceilings and boasts three nine-hole crazy-golf courses, four gourmet street food brands including Sauce Pizzeria, Miznon, Fonda, andMah Ze Dahr Bakery, six cocktail bars, a host of private rooms and an opulent clubhouse in addition to numerous booths and seating areas throughout the venue.

Tickets cost $22 per person during off-peak times (all day Monday and Tuesday-Thursday before 5pm) and $26 per person during peak times (Tuesday – Thursday after 5pm and all day Friday – Sunday) for one round of crazy golf.

You can also purchase food and drink packages starting from $53 per person. Crazy golf isn’t compulsory, you can join us for street food and cocktails with no entry fee.

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5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Basketball Game




Basketball might be a sport with a simple concept behind it, but you need the right skills and equipment to make your mark in a game.

The good news is that there are some quick and relatively easy ways to improve your basketball game. For starters, having the right footwear is very important. You can buy basketball shoes online in Australia, for instance, that will give you the sort of comfort and grip you need to play a great game every time.

Let’s look at some of the quick steps you can take to up your game.

Good ball control is a top priority

One of the most essential basketball skills you need to continue working on and developing is ball control.

The bottom line is that if you have excellent dribbling skills you will have the tools in your locker to become a consistently good basketball player.

A fundamental aspect of good ball-handling control is balance. Practice by working the ball around your body while maintaining a static, but athletic position. As your dribbling skills and overall ball control improves through practice you will be able to shoot and move with greater ease and become a better all-around player.

Get up to speed

Match speed is a different pace from when you are practicing. Work on doing your practice sessions at game speed and you will find that you gain vital seconds on the court that you make count with a killer pass or shot at the hoop.

Get fitter

Practicing and playing a sport like basketball will enable you to get to a certain level of basic fitness. However, if you can work on improving your general physical fitness and core strength it should allow you to become a better basketball player as a result.

Work on your hand alignment

If you want to enjoy a greater level of consistency with your shooting the secret to that success involves improving your hand positioning.

When you achieve the correct hand alignment on the ball it will give you better control through your release. It will also give you a stronger grip and improved spin options.

Aim to always hold the ball with your finger pads and take plenty of practice shots so that you can get used to the centered feel that gives you ultimate control of the ball.

You need solid mechanics

If you watch enough professional basketball games you will soon notice that a common theme is that every great shooter enjoys solid mechanics.

Every good shot that you make is achieved through excellent lower-body mechanics. It is the foundation stone of being a top basketball player.

Start by pointing your toes in the same direction, aligning them with the rim. Once you get the feel of the right positional setup, every other aspect of your body mechanics will start to fall into place.

With the correct foot positioning and lower body alignment, you will start to feel that you have more control and become a more dangerous opponent on the court.

Work on these top tips and you can take your basketball game to a new level.

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