From Bergen To The Bigs And Back Again; Catching Up With Mark DeRosa

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He never in his native New York area during his 17 year Major League career, but former MLB outfielder, infielder and catcher Mark DeRosa grew up nearby (Passaic), and starred in high school (Bergen Catholic) before going on to Penn and is now back in the New York area, at least … [Read more...]

OYO Boyo, The Cool Collectables Back For The Draft…

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Last year we wrote about the great growth of OYO Sports, filling a need and then thriving on the unique-LEGO-like collectable market for sports. The company secured the licenses for a majority of the leagues to create player by player images with the popular building blocks and … [Read more...]

Moving The Needle: Learning From Andy Dolich

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If you wanted to take a snapshot of the progression of sports in America for the last three decades; not just the biggest of leagues but startups and “attacker” brands as well, you should start with Andy Dolich. The Brooklyn native has been there for some of team sports’ greatest … [Read more...]

We Love A Comeback: Pete Rose Returning To The Fold?

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Pete Rose on the comeback, kinda? It has been very slow, but the logjam appears to be softening under new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, as baseball’s banned hit king has started to make his way into the “official” good graces with baseball. The question from a business standpoint … [Read more...]

Boxing Is Back And Mayweather Is Money

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As hard as it is to believe for many who thought the days of boxing on broadcast were over in the 1970’s, the sport is probably getting more live and taped airtime today than in decades. NBC and CBS, ESPN and FOX, Showtime and HBO and Spike TV have all found their way back in or … [Read more...]

Howling About Fantasy Sports: Catching Up With Rick Wolf

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While the casual fan may think that all this “fantasy” stuff is new from a business perspective, in reality the roots of fantasy are a few decades old, and there are few who understand the history, the success, and the failures of the business better than Rick Wolf. A Fantasy … [Read more...]

The AROD Dilemma; To Promote And How Much?

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On April 28 the New York Yankees will have a bobblehead night for one of their stars. He crosses cultural demos and brings people out to the ballpark in The Bronx who may not come out otherwise. Later this summer they will honor one of their legendary players from the recent … [Read more...]

In Pressbox Or On The Pitch, Tolleson Makes The Call

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Veteran announcer Joe Tolleson has called a host of sports events in his career, from the Olympics to the NHL. However what he may be known best for is his work in soccer, which will be amplified this spring and summer as he takes the reins as the first TV voice (along with … [Read more...]

AFL Outlaws Test The Betting Lines

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As a league on the comeback, Arena Football has to find ways to cut through the clutter to get some exposure away from their games and into the general conversation, so why not dive right into one of the hottest topics in American sport off the field these days; legalized … [Read more...]