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#20681 Cosmic

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Posted January 14, 2015 - 04:34


And there's definitely two ways you can go with a Sport Management degree: intern in the majors or intern in the minors. Both have their pluses and minuses. I've seen people who have interned in the majors then gone to the minors and are completely overwhelmed because they didn't do nearly as much as those who interned in the minors. That said, you can get better contacts and connections working in the majors. 


When I interned for the Pensacola Ice Flyers, I got experience in PR/communications/media relations, community relations, marketing, game day ops, sales, ticketing, the logistics side of travel, and pretty much everything from the hockey ops side of coaching/equipment. Even when I worked for the team last season as the Communications Manager, I was also heavily involved with sales, game day setup/ops, community relations, organizing game day food for the teams, and a ton of other small, random things.

You overlooked two other avenues which are there.

1-Intercollegiate Athletics Administration: One can intern within the athletic department and even in a specific sport or area, like facilities.  Even those, like becoming a SID, majoring in English or Communications is more advantageous since you have better writing skills.

2-Research and Teaching: While an advanced degree is required, there is still a need to teach the concepts.  Plus, analytics is more important than ever. 


That said, 'sportsfan1212', a Bachelors in Sport Management is becoming more and more useless, to the point that Mark Cuban does not hire them.  "Sport" management is not really a discipline, it's an easy way for colleges to make money.  As others have pointed out, that is a lot of debt to take on for a degree.  A regular big box collegiate Management degree would open you to more opportunities than a Sport Management one would since the name alone hurts your flexbility to prospective employers.  Jobs in sports/entertainment/broadcasting are extremely competitive to the point that applicants are willing to work for free.  Sales skills are more important. 


Sport Management does seem like a strange discipline (or maybe I'm just thinking of it wrong).  When I hear "sport management", I think the guy running the business office for a sports team, or doing operations for an arena, or selling tickets, or doing promotions, or even equipment manager.  However, Ohio State and at least one of the two Canadian colleges I looked at run sport management under kinesiology, with biology and exercise science and ergonomics classes and such?



Just found out that my old junior college just changed their mascot from the Fighting Salmon, which was AWESOME, to the Coyotes, which is so incredibly lame I wanna puke.

Were salmon offended?


It's an ugly euphemism for pink-skinned people.

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 12:13

Talk about having a s**t day yesterday.

First, I found out that an old family friend who had gotten into some financial and legal trouble committed suicide at one of the local gun ranges.


Then, just a few hours later, I heard the sad news that a really close childhood friend of mine had died in a car accident the night before.


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Posted January 19, 2015 - 12:24

Today is supposed to be a day to celebrate a great man who promoted unity, right? Well there seems to be even more conservative Obama hating/liberals are evil retards posts in my Facebook newsfeed (I am related to some pretty conservative people). I'm sure that Democrats are just as guilty, but Jesus Christ! Can we end all the political bashing just for today? I promise, we can get back to hating each other tomorrow.



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Posted January 19, 2015 - 18:38

that holidays like MLK, Presidents, Memorial and Veterans day have become nothing more then a shopping day (with sells on things or buying some furniture). 

so long and thanks for all the fish.

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Posted January 20, 2015 - 12:29

I yearn for a world where people are more creative than to instantly label every controversy or scandal with "__gate." Spygate? Bountygate? Deflategate? Come on, guys. (OK, maybe Deflategate is funny, but only because it rhymes!)

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Posted January 20, 2015 - 16:38

Dear Bank of mine,

You recently mailed me a letter encouraging me to start a savings account. While I agree that savings accounts are an important tool for one to plan for the future, (A) I already have one, otherwise I would not have been on your mailing list, and (B) I think you need to look into your present methods of delivering your customers such *valuable* information. I will now write you a letter in the same style that you wrote to me.

"Dear Bank of mine,

Want to save some money on advertising costs, but not sure where to start?

Please email me all your great proposals for savings accounts that I cannot afford to put money into right now. I already bank online. Why must you continue to waste money and resources on printing out physical advertising? It surely cuts into your immense quarterly profits to do so. I understand that there are some customers who prefer to receive news of this sort in physical form. I, however, do not. Please cease doing so, for my sake, and for the sake of your many customers who already do most of their banking digitally. Your pocketbook, and hopefully the environment, will both benefit from this decrease in resource use.

Millions of online customers"

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Posted January 22, 2015 - 21:14

I haven't fully went over my records yet, so I don't know if it's just a miscalculation on my behalf. So I don't know if it's just me, but it seems like Visa gifts cards charge fees for every single purchase I make, on top of the S&H, the taxes (both local and international), and the item itself.


And not just a few dollars here and there. If my memory serves me right, I may have been charged an extra 10$ (card) fee, for a 20-something dollar item. Over time, the amount of money spent only on a few average items just explodes through the :censored: ceiling! Jesus. So, if my assumption turns out to be accurate, I might have to stay away from some of those, or all of them totally, depending on the ridiculous fees I may encouter again.


Anyone have similar experiences with credit card gift cards?

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 23:37

At some point today, my passenger side window shattered. It's still holding together (for now) but it'll obviously need to be replaced. We're projected to get 24-36" of snow tomorrow, so... lookin' like it's gonna be a while until that happens.

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Posted January 26, 2015 - 16:18

One of my first real adult experiences!

Having to take my car into a shop all by myself and then wait a couple hours all by myself just like a big boy.



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Posted January 27, 2015 - 00:10

Not really a gear grinder so much as just a little sad: having a local restaurant know your order "for one" because you've gone often enough by yourself that they don't bother asking if you're waiting for others.

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Posted Yesterday, 17:49

Two fires were set off in my high school today. School was cancelled after the second one.

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Posted Yesterday, 18:56

How the :censored: was it still on after the first one? Once they found out it was a legit fire, you'd think they'd call it a day and try and punish whoever was responsible.

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Posted Yesterday, 19:44

How the :censored: was it still on after the first one? Once they found out it was a legit fire, you'd think they'd call it a day and try and punish whoever was responsible.

The first one was a small trash fire, and they have no idea who it was. The second time, someone set new wrestling mats on fire. Still no suspects. The school district had planned to put security cameras in all high schools, but they won't be in my school til the summer.

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Posted Yesterday, 20:07

How the :censored: was it still on after the first one? Once they found out it was a legit fire, you'd think they'd call it a day and try and punish whoever was responsible.

If it's something small (obviously not talking about someone attempting to burn down the library), general procedure is for schools to not make a big deal out of it and investigate discreetly. More often than not, kids end up giving themselves away. Cancelling school due to a small, unsuccessful act of arson would only entice more kids to try. "Hey, I figured out how to get out of class!"

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Posted Yesterday, 22:11






 I've recently cut down my fantasy committments around these parts and have absoultely no commitments over the summer. Being out of the fantasy baseball game for two years now has made me want to commit to a league more than ever. 



Cutting down on your commitments to be more committed to another commitment.  :Oo:

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Posted Yesterday, 23:17

A-hole neighbors who are too lazy to dig out a parking spot like everyone else on the block (or just park in their driveway) and instead park in the middle of the street.

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Posted Today, 00:36

that holidays like MLK, Presidents, Memorial and Veterans day have become nothing more then a shopping day (with sales on things or buying some furniture). 

Agree 100%.  It seems as though everything revolves around shopping these days...  As if material possessions will ever lead to fulfillment.

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Posted Today, 07:38

Never mind