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Everyone has been telling the Sports Goat that web3 is dead. The blockchain is dead. Forget the dream, Goat. Stop it. Move on.
Well, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver thinks otherwise. Silver said that portions of games can be sold through micro-transactions direct to consumers using dynamic pricing, a change that could be made possible by blockchain's secure and decentralized features. The implications of blockchain in the sports industry could should lead to a rethink of media rights strategies and maximize the value of sports media for all parties involved.
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Wrexham AFC, the Welsh football club co-owned by Hollywood stars Ronald "Mac" McDonald Rob McElhenney and Deadpool Ryan Reynolds, will participate in the US-based TBT Enterprises' Soccer Tournament from June 1-4.
The tournament, which will consist of 32 teams, has a winner-take-all $1 million prize.
Wrexham have made huge strides under the new Hollywood owners and plan to use $500,000 of the prize money to improve their community work.
Sports Goat is off to buy some tickets...
“Wrexham AFC is an incredible story showcasing the experience that can unfold when fans, players and owners are equally committed to the Club and the community,”
TST founder & CEO Jon Mugar
The club will field a squad of club legends, with plans to make its American debut during the pre-season. McElhenney and Reynolds aim to enhance the club and its community while preserving its authenticity. Wrexham currently lead the National League (4 divisions below the money bags Premier League) and are the lowest-tier team remaining in the FA Cup, (the oldest national club competition in the world, yessir).
Ford is returning to Formula 1 racing for the 2026 season, and everyone is EXCITED.
It previously quit in 2004 after ending the Jaguar operation and its use of Cosworth engines but has been tempted back due to the increased role of electric power in the 2026 engines and the growth of F1 under the powerhouse that is Liberty Media.
OK, this is Ford in Le Mans but you get the idea
Ford has been in “secret” talks with Red Bull for a partnership for many months now, but official announcements have finally put the rumours to bed. The FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem considers the return as a success for the 2026 engine rules, which focus on sustainability and spectacle.
Ford already has a successful history in F1, winning ten constructors' championships, 13 drivers' championships and the Sports Goat can’t wait to see them back in the game.
The FIFA World Club Cup is an annual event bringing the soccer champions of the 6 continental competitions (and champions of the host country) to play one mega super championship. It’s a big deal (unless you’re European).
Thanks to the CONCACAF Champions League title claimed by the Seattle Sounders, this was the first foray into the competition by an MLS team. Absolutely a big deal (even if you are European).
Unfortunately, the Sounders hearts were broken, losing 1-0 to Egyptian club Al Ahly on Saturday.
Al Ahly will now go on to face European Giants Real Madrid, 14 times European Champions League winners, in the semi final on the 8th February. Semi Finals:
The 3rd place play off and Final will take place on the 11th February. Fox Sports is the place to tune in.
Never fails to make me laugh
"Like it or not, life is a game."
Harry Kane is now the leading goalscorer of all time for Spurs