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England and the United States were close but came up short. In 2018 Russia won the World Cup hosting bid. In 2022 Qatar won the World Cup hosting bid. The United States sure thought they were the front runners of the 2022 campaign with Morgan Freeman and Bill Clinton as their spokespeople. When you went onto any soccer websites, it was all about the United States hosting the World Cup in 2022. England was certain they were going to get the honor of hosting. England one time winning the World Cup came in 1970 when their country hosted it. They sure wanted a second chance of winning in their country. United States felt the opportunity that soccer has became a largely popular sport across the world especially in the country in the past 10 years, so why not host again and watch the sport continue to grow. The public relations grew when you get leaders such as Clinton and Freeman to be the spokespeople. These men are well respected and have many connections. They have built many strong lasting relationships and this was United States’ best chance to conquer having the World Cup. It is ashamed we will not host. I guess we will be waiting until the 2026 or maybe even 2030 World Cup.

World Cup

Last night, LeBron James, also known as (King James) sent a message not only to his team, the Miami Heat, but the crowd were he was once loved. James left Cleveland to play in Miami. He turned down a huge contract with Cleveland Cavaliers in order to form a dominate three (Posh, James, Wade). Well supposedly dominated. They have started off the season just 4 games above .500. James has not made the best of his decision until last night’s performance. James stated in a press conference before the game, that he knew the spots on the court to shoot. Well, James did just that. He shot nearly 60% from the field, scoring 24 points in the third quarter (Heat record), scoring 38 total points, but most importantly leading his team to a 28 point win. James reception from the crowd was nothing but boos and even beers thrown at him. After the game, I am sure his public relations crew was happy but he said nothing but positive things about the city of Cleveland and has upmost respect for the fans. After everything he did, he was expecting this from what used to be the home crowd of his career.

King James

It is interesting to see all the different polls that occur through out various websites. When you search the web, you will see all the different advertisements. Public Relations differs from advertising because it is about building relationships more than just getting your point across. In the MLS soccer website, you can get to know each individual player better. As well as if they have twitter finding ways to following what exactly they are doing with the latest updates from their personal life. MLS does a outstanding job with learning about each player. Even though MLS is not the most popular sport in the United States nor do they make nearly the amount of money the other professional athletes make, they will treat the fans with a lot of respect. MLS websites provides polls to get to know the players, and it gives the viewer a chance to vote his opinion on various things. The one poll today is how many goals do you think Chris Wondolowski will score next year? Even though it is a simple and short questions. MLS will get many different opinions with his projected goals of next year. MLS uses these type of polls to get to know the player as well as routing for them. With that being said, you can also follow the player and get highlights to see if he will score or not. It is a very easy and to the point website. The website has many viewers and builds relationships because the fans can follow their favorite MLS players.

MLS Soccer

Public Relations is all around us. As we see, even ESPN has a place where they direct all of their PR efforts. Here, in the ESPN Media Zone, we can find all of the latest Press Releases, Media Kits, blogs and Twitter feeds. The ESPN Media Zone has many different opinions and authors who publish different thoughts. Here, many interested media personnel can find related material, such as corporate conference calls, photos, bios, media contacts, and all related information to PR. Here, you can also find a series of 30 for 30. The program releases previews for stories about professional athletes.

For all of the sports: NBA, NFL, MLB, Motor Sports and World Series of Poker we can find bios, press releases and photos. This is very important to the practice of PR, because it provides a reference place where PR professionals can find the latest news about their clients, and scan for photos and press releases about their clients.

Say a Public Relations Firm was representing Brett Favre. He has been in the news a lot lately due to the scandal with a former New York Jets reporter and due to his injuries and the concept of lack of winning Media will provide detailed information and the ESPN Media Zone is a great place to reference.

Information for this post came from: ESPN Media Zone

On October 15th, Boston Red Sox owner brought Liverpool FC (English Premier League) soccer team. John Henry, owner of the Red Sox, spent a whopping $476 million for the legendary football team. Henry far most goal is to get the team to the top of the table. Now, Liverpool FC is sitting in 17th place out of 20 teams. Normally, you would find Liverpool in the top 5 but due to money issues with lots of injuries, Liverpool find themselves at the bottom. Henry second goal is to get the fans to come back and support Liverpool. Liverpool as the most supporters out of any English Premier League team ,but the club has been struggling with supporters due to lack of results. The public relations side of this, has to deal with getting the supporters back. They will have to create fan base groups to help recruit the fans back. If Liverpool starts getting results, then the fans with show their faces at the games. The relationships will continue to grow with in the new office of owners and players which will help with success on the field. In public relations, relationships is biggest key to success in my mind, and Liverpool will build the relationships back up. It will come from the public relations side first.

Peyton Manning is the best quarter back in the NFL. He is by far the smartest quarterback in the league, having only one interception through four games this year. He knows when to make a big play, however, he also knows when to be safe and dump it off to the running back. Peyton Manning analyzes every defense for hours and hours before the games. Even when the defense is on the field during the game, Peyton is over their going over plays with his wide receivers and analyzing the secondary.

Peyton Manning is also the greatest quarter back in the league because of his leader and ability to bring people up. Peyton Manning encourages his players if they are having a bad game, and he also keeps players going when they are on a role. Compared to Dan Marino or Joe Montana, I think Peyton Manning is the best quarterback to every play the game.

Earlier today star Wide Receiver Randy Moss was traded by the New England Patriots to his old team, the Minnesota Vikings.  He was traded for merely a 3rd round draft pick, and all signs coming from New England were that Moss wanted to be traded due to disagreements over his contract situation.  Moss spent his first seven seasons as a pro in Minnesota where he had 9,142 yards and 90 touchdowns during his first stint with Minnesota fueling a run to NFC title game appearances following the 1998 and 2000 seasons.  The Vikings eventually got fed up with his attitude and lingering hamstring injury, and sent him to the Oakland Raiders in 2005. Then Moss was traded to the New England Patriots. Now, Minnesota hopes that Moss will retire as a Viking but before his turn for retiring. Moss and Favre are hoping to become Superbowl Champions. The whole reason why Moss is returning to Minnesota is because Favre does not have a star wide-receiver.  After the signing of Moss, Vikings will have a offensive threat. The running of Adrian Peterson will open up Moss with the pass. Then, you will see Peterson able to run with more open holes because Moss will be a threat. We will see how the trade pays off for the Vikings and if they can bring Minnesota its first Superbowl.

After losing the 17 of the first 18 games under Head Coach Steve Spagnulo, the St.Louis Rams are finally starting to find their winning ways. The Rams stayed to the course, and never made excuses even when they were losing. They believed in their head coach and his ways, and the fans are finally starting to see a competitive football team in the city of St.Louis. The Rams can learn from the success of the another team in the city of St.Louis. The Blues stuck to the plan John Davidson, and the fans have seen the transformation of their Hockey team. The Blues went from the cellar of the NHL to becoming and up and coming team full of youth and excitement. This young hockey team put a jolt into the people of St.Louis, and the Rams new found winning ways have this city talking. And you can’t talk about the Rams for too long without mentioning the name of Sam Bradford. The young quarterback has been nothing short of outstanding by living up to his record setting contract, and number one overall draft pick. The Rams physical play has this town excited, and the new attitude found at the Edwards Jones Dome can only keep us hoping for more success to come.

During the Ryder Cup golf tournament, a photographer captured what is said to be the one of the greatest pictures of all time. Tiger hit a terrible shot to say the least. The camera man was standing in front of Tiger, figuring that he was going to hit the ball over him, but yet he smashed the ball of the edge of his club and went directly into the lens, breaking the lens. Tiger knew it was his fault. Tiger just kept on with his round. The pictured captured the ball coming right at the lens but yet Tiger’s reaction. The photo has been photo-shopped by many people and one stand out in the crowd is a man who chewing on a cigar. The article and picture refer him as the “Cigar guy.” The cigar guy has now been made famous. This picture of Tiger Woods has made someone in the Ryder Cup crowd, a random person, famous because he is simply chewing on a cigar. The funny thing is, many blogs, comments, and articles have now been reveled to find out who this “Cigar guy” really is. Is it simply that easy to get recognition all off of Tiger?

From: Chicago Sun Times