Among several New Year articles for which I was interviewed, and which I’ll summarize tomorrow in addition to laying out my outlook for 2010, this New York Times article by Harvey Araton stands out. Mr. Araton is a features columnist who asked what may happen with pro sports in the next decade. See “2020 Vision.”
We are getting increased notice around the world for our work at Futurist.com. (Follow to main blog page and check out the links. You can use Google Translate to see what the articles in Czech and in Chinese have to say. The former is about the future of sports, the China article about the future of hotels.)
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Týden.cz – Praha,Czech Republic… zahrát golf za 20 tisíc a ne za 200 tisíc dolarů,” předpověděl v deníku Times ekonom a zakladatel prognostického serveru Futurist.com Glen Hiemstra. …
焦点房地产 – China未来学家网站创始人格伦·希米恩特拉(Glen Hiemstra)认为，所有这些未来派酒店都将改变旅游业的面貌。除了设计师天马行空的想法外，未来酒店到底以何种形象示人还要取决 …
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Recently I was interviewed by MSNBC for an article on the future of the professional sports industry in these challenging financial times. The reporter, Bill Briggs, was interested in how franchises would survive, and also in how sports themselves might change. The article was posted today at MSNBC.
We mostly talked about how different sports might fare in an environment with limited consumer dollars – flat prices for next year, lower prize money on the pro golf circuit. It was my speculation about the other changes that captured some interest – for example I speculated that in order to protect their investment, we might see pro football start to limit player size. With linemen now approaching 360-380 pounds and more, and some running backs at 260-280, the ability of the human body to withstand the forces of collisions has been outpaced. Some logical, and healthy, limits might be in order and financial savings could encourage that decision.