Lessons From A Hoops Lifer: Gordon Chiesa


  There are many passionate individuals describe in sports as “lifers,” people who dedicate their life to one sport or endeavor, such as coaching. One of basketball’s lifers is Gordon Chiesa (@gchiesaohmy) . Chiesa's career began as the athletic director and head … [Read more...]

The Shadow League Finds Its Niche…

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles in the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

With so much recent turmoil in the media space with long form story telling sites, one that has survived and has thrived is The Shadow League. Founded and developed by media entrepreneur Keith Clinkscales. The site is dedicated to presenting journalistically sound sports coverage … [Read more...]

Getting Fans Charged While Charging Their Devices…

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During the World Series it was a little surprising to walk into a CitiField bathroom and see people charging their phones in the lone outlet by a urinal. The same scenario for the wireless charger-less generation goes on countless times in stadia and arenas, as people more … [Read more...]

Three NBA Owners Gamble On Analytic Growth…


The following also appeared in The Daily Payoff   Ted Leonsis has never been one to shy away from opportunity, and he has been very bullish on the legalization of gambling in a city, Washington, that has hid from the issue despite the fact that the municipality itself … [Read more...]

Global Leagues Spread Their U.S. Wings…


This weekend the NFL finishes its two week stint in the UK, fresh on the heels of the NBA taking their brand in the preseason around the world again. MLB has exported games to Australia and Japan and conducts the World Baseball Classic, the NHL has tried Europe and Russia and … [Read more...]

Gambling On NFL Alive And Well In UK…


Several years ago, Mike Vaccaro for the New York Post wandered into a legal betting parlor in London prior to a Giants appearance in and NFL London game and asked to place a bet. The clerk looked stunned, wandered away from the window and came back a few minutes later, telling … [Read more...]

Timing Is Everything; Jarryd Hayne, Rugby And The NFL


We love the stories of the underdog, the Vince Papale’s, who beat the odds to become at least for a short time, part of the largest sports stages in the world, are what millions of fans aspire to. Just to walk on that field or that court or that ice one time…what would it be … [Read more...]

Brand ReInvention: The Globetrotters Live On, The Generals Do Not…


It is a brand that most consumers know, but few these days follow consistently, the Harlem Globetrotters. Their shows still have great family value, especially on a cold winter’s night when they are in town for a day or two, but in an era of star quality and fast and loose … [Read more...]

adidas Pivots To The Ice..


Adidas meet the NHL? As one of the biggest global athletic fashion brands left the NBA this past spring, many wondered what would be next and what has happened to the German brand. The answer apparently is an approach with several prongs, one of which was the recently announced … [Read more...]

Trying To Find A Winning Sports Quotient…


With all the sites on the web today clamoring for a voice, as well as traffic, it can be tough to find a niche that can break through. However two Ivy League grads have created a platform built around unique analytics and storytelling that is gaining solid traction, views and … [Read more...]