Entries Tagged as 'Fans'

Dispatches from Sloan – Eyes up, eyes down

March 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments

The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference is as much about the business of sports as it is the playing of sports. For every panel expounding the newest statistics or and spatial analyses, there are two covering how companies, franchises, and leagues can make more money. For the four major sports leagues, the primary business focus […]

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The pressure is on Lance Blanks and Lon Babby in the Phoenix Suns’ offseason of uncertainty

May 1st, 2012 · 39 Comments

Fans of the Phoenix Suns aren’t used to this feeling of uncertainty, one that metaphorically can be explained as a hole leading to the future that’s too dark to make anything out. It’s probably because the Suns haven’t been in this position for a long time. Eight years ago, Bryan Colangelo was the general manager […]

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Tags: Fans · Free Agency · Lance Blanks · Lon Babby · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Amare Stoudemire breaks Suns’ hearts all over again

January 8th, 2011 · 8 Comments

PHOENIX — Amare Stoudemire’s return to Phoenix Friday night was like seeing your still beloved ex-girlfriend bring her new boyfriend into your home for dinner while you are still single and getting over the relationship and then having to sit there and watch them flirt the way you always used to with her. On one […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Fans · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

One on one with Mr. ORNG

December 11th, 2010 · 8 Comments

PHOENIX — I attended the #SunsTweetup last night with Lockman handling coverage duties and had a chance afterward to catch up with Mr. ORNG. If you’ve been to or watched a home Suns game of late you must know who I’m talking about, the dude dressed in ORNG from head to toe who’s often shown […]

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A pro-1070 rally before Game 4

May 26th, 2010 · 10 Comments

PHOENIX — As I was walking toward US Airways Center before Game 4, I noticed a small pro-SB 1070 rally going on outside the main entrance to the arena. The following video shows some of the action, and it includes interviews with people on both sides of the issue. I look forward to reading your […]

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ValleyoftheSuns on your iPhone

February 13th, 2010 · No Comments

You likely already know that there’s a mobile version of ValleyoftheSuns that lets you easily read all the stories you want without waiting all day for pictures to load. Now you can also get to the site on the iPhone via the newly-released Fan Pulse app, which allows you to: Follow teams like the Suns and […]

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