• Shauna Rush

5-POINT FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th, 2019

Updated: May 25, 2020

This article was originally published on February 15th, 2019.


Here is this week's dose of “5-Point Friday”. A weekly round-up of the sports news and stories that I find most interesting and enjoyable.

What I'm researching -


Over the past few weeks I have been researching how professional sports teams utilize the social media platform Pinterest. There are not that many teams that know how to successfully use the platform, Despite the massive buying power of the affluent audience. I created a deck for the Los Angeles Kings, on how they can benefit from this missed market.


Soccer news that I'm paying attention to -


The Premier League is close to launching a Netflix-style service for live football. The service could end up more-than treble the value of its broadcasting rights, as it rockets to around $13 billion a season. Currently the Premier League receives around $11 billion over 3 years. This new service will begin to be seen as an attack pay-TV broadcasters such as Sky.


What I'm listening to -


The Tim Ferriss Show interview with George Raveling (@GeorgeRaveling) was the first African American head basketball coach in the PAC-8 (now PAC-12). Going on to coach Washington State, The University of Iowa, and USC. Following a prolific basketball coaching career, he became the Director of International Basketball at Nike. During the interview Coach Raveling shares his story about working with Martin Luther King Jr., through his time with the Olympics team and helping develop the Air Jordan brand.


Athletics news that I'm following -


South African Olympic champion Caster Semenya (@caster800m) is in the middle of a legal case about testosterone, a legal case about testosterone, a legal case about testosterone, a legal case about testosterone, a legal case about testosterone, a legal case about testosterone, at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The IAAF has denied it will tell a court female athletes with high testosterone levels like Semenya should be classified as male.


What I'm watching -


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks, narrated by Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi), follows the team's 2017 season. The series offers a glimpse behind the scenes on the world's most famous rugby team. Examining the coaching methods of Steve Hansen in a quest for perfection. If you don't know much about the All Blacks it is an interesting way to learn about one of the best sports teams in history.

Have a wonderful weekend all! Jonathan