Red alert to all sports fans! – SCN Encourager 5/20/2014

How many times have you heard the word “revolution?”

More than you can count? (Nod “yes.” The rest of this Encourager is ruined if you answer “no.”)

The word revolution has been attached to 21st century fill in the blank (or just select any one of the following if you prefer):
… education,
… healthcare,
… wellness,
… banking,
… careers,
… and relationships.

And according to the chart below, another NEW cultural revolution is still in its infancy.

We’re in the early stages of “The Age of the Customer”– where buyers (our parents) are empowered and certainly not shy about giving voice to their demands.
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It’s too bad this chart only has room for the last four “Ages.”

Old dusty history books state that back in 1898 for about 3 1/2 months, there was a time known as the “Age of the School Communicator.”

Can you believe our bum luck!

We totally missed out on the designated time for us to feel empowered and make demands.

Anyway, in the midst of all of the “revolutions” we’re expected to survive, manage, and lead today, the one constant for me has been sports.

You know what I’m talking about; Traditions. Record books. Rivalries. Every game THE BIG GAME.

But even these are changing (aka revolutionating).

Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 5.43.06 PMDid you know know that nearly 30 million people combined watched last year’s Baseball World Series and the NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament?

Now, how’s it make you feel to learn that (also last year) 32 million video gamers watched other video gamers compete in the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship?

It’s a little unnerving, don’tcha think?

And it sure doesn’t make me feel any better to find out that Google is preparing to spend a billion dollars to buy a company called Twitch, the unpatriotic outfit that is successfully courting and growing its “revolutionary” video game fan base.


You might want to take a look at this short article.

Then join me in longing for the good ol’ days of 1898.

Tom Page, SCN            Join us on Facebook!
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