Tuesday, March 18th, 2014


March 18, 2014 – Vol. 15

NBC Sports Digital Announces Partnership with

Last week, NBC Sports Digital announced a strategic partnership with, an innovative, digital media platform devoted exclusively to soccer. As part of this new editorial and promotional alliance, Soccerly will supply with a much deeper level of soccer content focused around the top global soccer competitions, leagues and players.

Click here for the full press release.

ProHockeyTalk and CollegeBasketballTalk Set Site Records in March

On March 5, the NHL’s trade deadline,’s ProHockeyTalk set site records for page views (542,000) and tied for its best single day in visits (227,000). This beat the daily page view record set the previous day, March 4, by 14% for page views (477,000) and tied in visits (227,000). For the week (March 3-9), PHT scored site records in page views (1.9 million page views) and visits (911,000). Both are up 4% from the previous record.

CollegeBasketballTalk had its best two-day traffic total in page views (1.823 million) and uniques (624,000 up 23% from the previous record) from Monday, March 17 through Tuesday, March 18. On Monday, March 17, CBT also set its best single day in uniques (353,000, up 16% from the previous record).

Rotoworld 2014 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide Available Now

With less than two weeks until Opening Day, the Rotoworld 2014 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is available for purchase.

From Single-A prospects to MLB Superstars, the print and online editions of Rotoworld’s 2014 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide features profiles, analysis, rankings and projections for more than 1,000 players. In addition, the guide features articles on prospects, offseason moves, sleeper picks, bust picks, position tiers and team profiles.

The Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide Magazine is available for $7.99 in a store near you, or can be purchased online at In addition to the hard copy of the draft guide, offers four different online editions to meet the specific needs of different fantasy baseball fans. The individual editions start at $19.99 and feature player profiles, rotation reports, e-mail update tools and mock draft resources and are updated continuously throughout Spring Training. To purchase online editions of the 2014 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide log on to

Coming up on’s SportsTalks

Beginning today at 1 p.m. ET, NBCSportsTalk writers will regularly participate in Twitter Chats to better provide fans with the answers they want about the sports and teams they follow. Below is the upcoming schedule. Follow @NBCSports at the below date and times. Go ahead, Tweet away!

  • Rob Dauster (CollegeBasketballTalk), Tuesday, 1 p.m. ET
  • Kurt Helin (ProBasketballTalk), Wednesday, 1 p.m. ET
  • Joe Prince-Wright (ProSoccerTalk), Friday, 1 p.m. ET

Coming up on Joe Posnanski’s The Big Read on Friday, March 21, we will find out why Posnanski thinks Stephen Curry is the third-best player in the NBA. On Friday, March 28, Posnanski will report on life for Mariano Rivera after the New York Yankees.

Quick Byte: A Reminder for MotorSports Fans

NASCAR America, NBCSN’s a new 30-minute daily show dedicated to the nation’s longstanding fascination with speed and stock car racing, can be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. NASCAR America airs on NBCSN every weekday at 5 p.m. ET.

Content on NBCSN, including all live-event content, The Dan Patrick Show and additional programming, streams live to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs. Currently, nine of the 10 largest cable, satellite, and telco providers offer NBC Sports Live Extra to their customers. Click here for more information.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Rick Cordella Named One of SBJ’s Forty Under 40

NBC Sports Group digital head Rick Cordella was named to the SportsBusiness Journal’s 2014 Class of “Forty Under 40,” which recognizes the most promising young executives in sports business.

SBJ selected Cordella for his leadership as one of the “heavyweights of online sports media.  After helping lead a corporate transformation early this decade that moved NBC Sports among the leaders in the industry, Cordella built upon those initial gains by playing a key role in a major digital alliance with Yahoo Sports, implementing the first Summer and Winter Olympics with complete live digital streaming, and moving the company into a major position in the TV Everywhere landscape. NBC Sports also continues to generate significant audiences with its live streaming of NFL Sunday Night Football and now is delivering English Premier League soccer as well.”

This is the second time Cordella has been named a “Forty Under 40” honoree by SBJ. Congrats, Rick! Click here for the full story.

Source: Adobe Reports & Analytics