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America’s Cup Links

September 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Journalism, Newspapers, Sports Journalism

One more bite of the apple here … (did you know Brits say “bite of the cherry”?).

Some links to interesting post-America’s Cup stories.

First, a fascinating read from Forbes, which puts Oracle’s victory — Larry Ellison’s, that is — into a business context.

Down 8-1 in the competition? Not a problem, when you lived through a 90 percent dive in the value of your company, as Ellison did a decade ago.

Also, Forbes looks back at Ellison’s history with the Cup, reminds us of how ruthless he is and (a Forbes specialty) puts a number on his personal fortune, which they calculate at $41 billion.

The second read is an event story from Tom FitzGerald of the San Francisco Chronicle, who was that newspaper’s point man for their coverage.

The third, is an analysis by another Chronicle writer, a sort quick look back with the benefit of a few more hours of thinking … and a look at what might come next.

The Chronicle pretty clearly was the paper of record for this, which makes sense. If you are really into the Cup, you can do no worse than peruse their America’s Cup blog site.


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