Mascot Madness: University of Oklahoma

Mascot Madness: University of Oklahoma

In 2020, we are seeing athletes, sponsors, and fans ask their teams and universities to make a real change to their image across the sports landscape. One easy, simplistic way to begin that change is through language. More specifically, the names we use to refer to schools, mascots, buildings, and team names carry weight. Changing […]

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 Boston’s Real MVP: The Barbershop

Boston’s Real MVP: The Barbershop

Just a couple of weeks ago, the NBA was in the news when they added a barbershop to the Orlando bubble for the restart. The barbershop looked eerily similar to the NBA 2K barbershop, where NBA 2K My Player characters go to change up their hair. The shop itself has two chairs and a bench, […]

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 What Comes Next for Mike Golic, Sr.?

What Comes Next for Mike Golic, Sr.?

As you woke up this morning to head to work, you may have noticed when you turned on ESPN radio the voices seemed a little different… In large part because there were different voices. Several ESPN personalities had their contracts expire on August 1st, and last month the network announced a revamped lineup starting on […]

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 #NBATwitter Lessons From the Pandemic

#NBATwitter Lessons From the Pandemic

Now that basketball is back, there is no happier base than #NBATwitter. Every pro sports league has a Twittersphere. Twitter offers a cool voice of “the people.” Anyone with internet access can create an account and throw their thoughts into the ethos in 280 characters, images, or short videos. #NFLTwitter, #UFCTwitter, and #MLBTwitter all offer […]

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 Houston Rockets: Bubble Preview

Houston Rockets: Bubble Preview

Do you want to make some predictions on the NBA bubble seeding games? Download PropMe from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and join The Belly Up Sports NBA Bubble Contest. It’s free to play and you can guess how many different Rockets take the opening tip, and so much more. The winner […]

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 Mascot Madness: Old NBA Franchises

Mascot Madness: Old NBA Franchises

In 2020, we are seeing athletes, sponsors, and fans ask their sports teams and universities to make a real change to their image across the sports landscape. One easy, simplistic way to begin that change is through language and imagery. Changing a name may be a tangible step in moving in the right direction both […]

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 Utah Jazz Bubble Preview

Utah Jazz Bubble Preview

Do you want to make some predictions on the NBA bubble seeding games? Download PropMe from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and join The Belly Up Sports NBA Bubble Contest. It’s free to play and you can guess how many times Rudy Gobert’s COVID diagnosis will be mentioned in the Jazz’sJuly 30th […]

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 Mascot Madness: The Texas Rangers

Mascot Madness: The Texas Rangers

In 2020, we are seeing athletes, sponsors, and fans ask their teams and universities to make a real change to their image across the sports landscape. One easy, simplistic way to begin that change is through language. More specifically, the names we use to refer to schools, mascots, and team names carry weight. Changing them […]

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 So, Where Could James Harden Have Been?

So, Where Could James Harden Have Been?

After Russell Westbrook announced he’d tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the Houston Rockets’ departure to Orlando, everyone assumed that James Harden also tested positive for coronavirus. With the quickness we’ve seen it spread, and how close of friends they are, it only made sense. Neither was on the team flight to the Orlando Bubble, […]

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 NBA Bubble Preview – Portland Trail Blazers

NBA Bubble Preview – Portland Trail Blazers

Do you want to make some predictions on the NBA bubble seeding games? Download PropMe from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to predict if the Portland Trail Blazers will make the playoffs and so much more. You can find the contest in the PropMe app under “NBA Bubble Contest”. The winner will receive $50, merch from the Belly Up Store, […]

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 Brooklyn Nets: Bubble Preview

Brooklyn Nets: Bubble Preview

Do you want to make some predictions on the NBA bubble seeding games? Download PropMe from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to guess how many healthy players will be on the bench for the Nets while the starting five are on the floor in their August 4th game against the Milwaukee Bucks and so much more. You can find […]

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 NFL Makes Safety Call: Bans Jersey Swap

NFL Makes Safety Call: Bans Jersey Swap

As “COVID Summer” continues, American sports are trying to navigate their respective comebacks in safe environments. NASCAR is back, with regular testing. The NBA has begun it’s bubble preparation, MLS the same. The NWSL has been playing games without fans. The NFL, who has lucked into not having to change too much of their year, […]

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 NBA Bubble Food

NBA Bubble Food

On Tuesday, NBA teams began to arrive in the Orlando bubble for the upcoming restart. The first to arrive was, well, Orlando, as they rode on a bus from the team facility to Disney’s Grand Floridian. Next were the Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets, and Washington Wizards. Lots of questions remain about […]

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