JRZY is extremely thrilled to have Angelo Messina as one of our athletes on our Athlete Advisory Board. By day he is a chemistry teacher for grades 6-12 and on nights and weekends he is a professional footgolf athlete from Long Island. Angelo works hard everyday to achieve his dream of becoming a paid and sponsored professional athlete.
Institutions that exploit their power and human capital are now at great risk of their industries and business models being disrupted, and the people will benefit from it. Automated fractional ownership and decentralization is a win for society. This is why we’re building the Decentralized Athlete Playground.
We believe that by providing a proper opportunity and foundation, any athlete can easily activate the global community and use their own likeness, story, and dreams to fundraise their journey.
The benefit of NIL isn’t just the deals and sponsorships, it also allows athletes to start their entrepreneurial journey much earlier in life at a time that often is a highlight of their career. When their opportunity comes they are already prepared to capitalize on it.
An athlete’s prime isn’t predetermined, and now athletes will be able to benefit from their efforts in the present instead of waiting for a window that may not align with their career trajectory.
The problem we initially set out to solve as a company was to find something that resonates globally and also serves the 99% of athletes who don’t have solutions, access, and opportunities knocking down their doors.
The NCAA wouldn't dare to leave billions on the table, neither should athletes.
Shoutout to the allies of women's sports who have used their voice for equality because one thing we all care about as athletes is competition and winning. When you pay attention, the difference is only in our minds.
As International Women's Day and Women’s History month passes look for opportunities to collaborate, listen, and elevate women in your workplace. Seek out the opinions of women and people of color because as history has shown us these voices won’t be heard without help from our Allies.
The sports media culture of today is not taking enough blame here. Let’s be real, it can be kind of fun to dream about where different players could move. Imagining these scenarios is part of the fun for basketball fans… but by 2022, it’s gone too far. We often forget the product that is actually on the floor. More specifically, we forget that championship teams don’t just happen immediately.
Baseball needs a culture change to adapt to the fast times we live in. And that’s why, unfortunately, the news that MLB might lose a handful of games in the beginning of one season isn’t all that newsworthy.
Sports legends only come once in a blue moon, which is why the probability of two unique talents coming from the same bloodline is slim. This, however, does not stop most from trying to live up to their lineage.
These days, collegiate sports is a multi-million dollar business and it is no secret that the athletes have long been exploited commodities.
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Why were the 2022 Olympic hosts allowed to mask genocide?
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Inexperienced bettors might get into trouble if they don’t know what they’re doing. The Super Bowl is probably the biggest opportunity for this to happen, so here is a quick guide about the basics of gambling if you’re an inexperienced bettor looking to have a little fun this Sunday.
In the NHL, the teams are allowed to eat up to half of the salary of a player whom they are trading. Why doesn’t the NBA do this?
An online community for athletes around the world to own their brand across money, media, and marketplace technology. The three pillars of the JRZYverse are JRZYapp, JRZYmag, and a third pillar (JRZYxxxx) that will be launched in the near future.
Instead of allowing the riches they generate to be siphoned off, decentralization could pump billions of dollars back into the hands of athletes, their communities, and their causes.
In the competitive world of professional and amateur sports where the rewards are profitable and victory is considered the only success, many collegiate athletes are under immense pressure to win by any means necessary.
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Women athletes already struggle with decent pay and exposure compared to their male counterparts, the least we could do is let them talk their shit and celebrate as they please.
According to 18 U.S. Code § 224 - Bribery in sporting contests, yes it is.
To offer a known former rival team MVP a spot on your team is not necessarily a rarity, but when that player played a significant role in a cheating scandal that shook the MLB and may have caused you one less ring on your finger, it’s pretty damn questionable.
At JRZY, we’re having different writers tell you about why and how they find inspiration from Tommie Smith and John Carlos. As a refresher, these two sprinters raised their fists at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City on the winners’ podium to protest the racial unrest that was happening at the time.
No matter who wins the lottery to fight Alvarez next, it’s undeniable he’ll face criticism regardless, as boxing fans are one of the hardest fan bases to please.
Boxing purists must also acknowledge the problems within boxing were plenty before Youtubers began merging into the sport. Corruption, incompetent judging, promotional gatekeeping amongst other issues should be addressed first before blaming Youtube boxing for “ruining” the sport.
The act of using PED’s in a league that didn’t care about PED’s at the time shouldn’t keep someone out of that very league’s Hall of Fame.
While the first ever Week 18 of the NFL season provided for some fantastic drama and an extra week of football for us fans, it also must be questioned whether or not the extra week of football was worth it to the players actually doing the work on the field.
Which teams will go all in in the next two-to-three years? If Mike Brown is serious about spending money and winning a Super Bowl, the Bengals will.
It’s already a league that has to lean heavily on revenue sharing because there’s a big divide between the Haves and the Have Nots. Let’s not create two more Have Nots just yet.
If this one-year experiment gets adopted, will more and more coaches have one eye on another job and one foot out the door before the regular season ends?
A name change, Web3, and all the exciting things we're tackling this year.
It hasn't always been a societal norm to show restraint when interpreting the actions of people with a history of abhorrent behavior which allows us to easily jump to conclusions. We're starting to see compassion and empathy for the mental state that almost undoubtedly is a contributing factor.
2021 was the biggest year yet for Jersey Sponsor. This year brought new challenges and many incredible results, and our team is excited to share some of our proudest results from our 2021 season! Thanks for all of your support in 2021 and here's to 2022, cheers! 🥂
With current trends pointing towards cryptocurrencies being our money and NFT’s being our property, these are mandatory requirements for future technologies and digital economies, will we see Jersey Sponsor evolve into this space as well?
Remember, even top-level pro athletes have had lingering effects of covid even after they’ve beaten it, especially in terms of endurance. Don’t get mad at yourself. The most important part of being an athlete is your mindset, not the numbers you put up on any given day. Especially on a day just after your badass body has beaten a plague.
Next time that you think that it’s crazy how young kids are when they start to be treated as athletic commodities, remember that this is not limited to just AAU or America... It's Global.
While Jersey Sponsor grew by over 600% in Q3, bringing hope to those who are often overlooked and empowering them in the process is one of our greatest accomplishments. We hope to continue powering the trend of HBCU athletics & NIL rights being leveraged in new ways in the future.
It has become official that the NHL and the NHLPA have agreed not to go to China for the Winter Olympics. All over the internet, you’ll find an explanation of reasons as to why the players aren’t going. But here’s the bigger question: What does this mean for hockey at the Olympics going forward?
Ask the Atlanta Falcons about their 28-3 lead at the Super Bowl or the Golden State Warriors about their 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. As sweet as victory is, the pain of losing after being so close is excruciating. When victory is within our reach we push harder and finish the job.
Last week, it was announced that the Arizona Coyotes were facing a lockout of their own arena by the local city government in Glendale, Arizona for not paying their bills to the city.
If people are going to connect with a player’s message – or care about any message that they see publicly enough to take an action – it helps them to see it more than once.
The sneaker culture that is booming has transformed the insane demand for Jordans and these basketball shoes have revolutionized the fashion industry by transforming game sneakers into a fashion staple.
The Formula One Abu Dhabi race this weekend was nothing less than a huge surprise for most people. Here's a breakdown of what happened.
Giving the right gifts can be tough, especially when you aren’t the best gift giver. Putting thought into something someone might actually like and use is difficult, so we’re putting together a basic gift guide that any athlete/ sport lover would enjoy in order to make this season a bit easier.
TikTok has created a relatable platform that allows athletes to promote who they are on and off the field. This allows new NIL and recruiting opportunities for athletes as they look to continue to use both social media and networks like Jersey Sponsor to grow their brand and mindset.
Sports are star driven and social networks have increased the power of individuality. Ownership of ourselves, our content, our voices, and our leverage is what will continue to evolve.
Jersey Sponsor is here to connect the sports world.
It’s here to stay and seems to be the currency of the future and how we’ll track and exchange things of value in the digital space and the explosion of the Metaverse that is on the horizon.
Join us as we explore how Jersey Sponsor plans to make an impact as we scale globally!