The Major League Baseball playoffs start this week. But, I’m not a stats man. I don’t care about talent. I don’t even really care about the intangibles — hustle, doping, all-American good looks. The game of baseball only comes down to one thing: team anthems, which give the ball park the pageantry of a Foghat concert with the potential of instilling shock and awe in the hearts of opposing fans.
The Daily Need
Well, we all know the Daily Need may be the most valuable in terms of content, but what about when it comes to dollars and cents?
The financial blog 247wallst.com calculated the 25 most valuable blogs in terms of cash value on the market. It seems that humor, politics, gossip and sports are really worth something in the blogosphere. Here are a few examples that show the range of valuations: Talking Points Memo is ranked #21 with a value of $5 million dollars, while Will Ferrell’s comedy site Funny or Die at #9 is valued at $24 million. The Drudge Report is ranked at #3 and worth $50 million, and way ahead of the pack at # 1, worth $240 million, is the Gawker network.
But I found #5 really the most interesting. It is a blog devoted entirely to one company. Macrumors is all about Apple. That’s it. While the site is ranked #5 on the list and worth $37 million, the company it blogs about exclusively is worth about $208 billion.