Best of SportsMyriad 2014

The best-read posts and the most-overlooked posts of the year. (In other words — what you read and what I’m still attached to even though you didn’t read it, so in the spirit of the holidays, please give it another chance!) BEST-READ (not counting the 2014 medal projections and all related posts, which destroy all, and not counting 2012’s Single-Digit Soccer: Flunk the 2-3-1?, which still gets traffic) 5. Women’s soccer: Show me the money: Building off Allison McCann’s piece on NWSL salaries and her ill-timed piece on Tyresö. 4. Wrong time to suspend Hope Solo: If nothing else, I confused people who … Continue reading Best of SportsMyriad 2014

The 2013 book extravaganza

This year, I’m doing a lot less freelance work and focusing on a few projects: 1. I’m following the Washington Spirit of the new National Women’s Soccer League through its debut season and will publish an electronic book as soon as possible after the season is finished in late August. 2. I’m writing about youth soccer, specifically the Under-10s and below, for a book called Single-Digit Soccer. 3. I’m still blogging at SportsMyriad and will work up 2014 Olympic medal projections. Two opportunities to publish my work: 1. My book on The Ultimate Fighter is finished. My representative for publishing rights is Margaret … Continue reading The 2013 book extravaganza

Time for a women’s sports and fitness channel?

At espnW, former WNBA president Val Ackerman explores women’s sports on TV with consultant Neil Pilson, who mixes some blunt assessments of the broadcasting landscape with a couple of interesting ideas, such as this: One possibility would be to have [the channel] show more than just women’s sports. See if you could link with women’s health. See if you could link to some form of children’s programming that would link daughters and mothers together. So would a women’s sports and fitness channel make sense? Particularly if it’s part of a larger sports/entertainment company that offers cross-promotion? (In other words, the dedicated channel … Continue reading Time for a women’s sports and fitness channel?

Spring makeover on the site

I didn’t intend to spend so much time tweaking the site this week. Frankly, it’s all a rookie mistake, though I’m far too old to be a rookie. I updated my theme without backing up or making a child theme and all that. So widgets that were once in their proper form were suddenly too wide or nonexistent. The fonts were all out of whack. I suddenly have a second menu bar that won’t go away. I’ve more or less replaced all the widgets. I tweaked one font slightly. But I’ve given up replicating the old SportsMyriad look, at least for … Continue reading Spring makeover on the site

Monday Myriad: April 8

//storify.com/duresport/monday-myriad-april-8.js?border=false&header=false&more=false View as slideshow It’s warm. Winter sports are almost done. Almost. Women’s hockey is still going, though parity is elusive. Team USA Weekend Wrap Up: April 08, 2013 By Tom Robinson | Apr 08, 2013, 12:30 PM ET United States team mates celebrate their team’s first goal during the women’s international f… 00Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Teamusa espnW — World Women’s Hockey Championship teams still playing catch-up with U.S., Canada Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports Finland’s Noora Raty was also goaltender for the University of Minnesota’s national champions. … Continue reading Monday Myriad: April 8

Monday Myriad, Jan. 21: Figure skating fights and chess marathons

//storify.com/duresport/monday-myriad-jan-21-figure-skating-fights-and-che.js?border=false&header=false&more=false View as slideshow Top news in Myriad sports this weekend: – Vitor Belfort beat Michael Bisping to end the Englishman’s chances of fighting for the middleweight title for a while. See the MMA wrap. – Top draft picks: Andrew Farrell (MLS) and Zakiya Bywaters (NWSL) – Few major upsets in the Australian Open so far, with the top four women and top five men in the quarterfinals. – Lance Armstrong chatted with Oprah. A cynical nation said “Whatever” but watched anyway. – Lindsey Vonn got her first win in a while but then lost ground in the World Cup standings. … Continue reading Monday Myriad, Jan. 21: Figure skating fights and chess marathons

Monday Myriad: Jan. 14

//storify.com/duresport/monday-myriad-jan-14.js?border=false&header=false&more=false View as slideshow A little limited this weekend. Sinus infections are evil. But the healthier people among us still had some highlights and features worth highlighting and featuring. MMA: Farewell, Strikeforce. The six moments that defined Strikeforce | SI.com Though the drama and uncertainty that surrounded Strikeforce during the last two years might cloud our memories, the little-promotion-tha… 00Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Cnn · Original link With final show approaching, Scott Coker looks at the Strikeforce era The longtime No. 2 promotion in the U.S., sold in … Continue reading Monday Myriad: Jan. 14