The Most Loyal of Fans; The Military, Start To Get Their Due…


The “Salute To Troops” initiative the NFL staged this week, along with all the efforts that MLB put on in and around the World Series and NASCAR and others have done is beyond praise for the men and women who not only do so much to keep us safe, but who are amongst the most … [Read more...]

Verizon and Indy Car; A Long Haul Not A Quick Fix


Vibrant, relevant, different, important to new fans. That’s what people are saying about Indy Car’s new partnership with Verizon, a mega-player in sports business if there ever was one in the U.S. today. Then again that’s what people said about IZOD’s involvement four years ago, … [Read more...]

Can Bobsled Lift Our Olympic Interest?


Bobsled, can you make us watch the 2014 Sochi Games? With a U.S. Olympic team lacking lots of start power going into the Games, it may be bobsled, with technology on the course, and star-power off the course (on the women’s side) that may deliver the best branding stories of the … [Read more...]

Can E-Cigs Find A Sports Niche?


They are unregulated by the FDA, claim to be safer than the regular brands, are environmentally friendly, have started to sign u celebrity endorsers and have the large budgets for marketing that could all be part of a new category on the rise, especially amongst a younger demo. … [Read more...]

Can New Film Bring A “Rush” Of Momentum For F1 In The US?


Earlier this summer Indy Car hoped that the casual appeal of the new animated film, “Turbo” about a racing snail, would help get them some much needed bounce with consumers. After all, “Cars” and “Cars 2” gave NASCAR some amazing licensing and branding pushes at a time when their … [Read more...]

Can Formula 1 “Rush” To A New American Audience?


This past week The Sports Business Journal gave out its 2013 Sports Business Awards, and among many of the usual exemplary nominees and winners…IMG, the USOC, ESPN, NBC Sports…was the winner for Event of the Year…2012 United States Grand Prix in Texas.  What made the event a nit … [Read more...]

There Was Another Hockey Team That Also Tried New York…


All that talk of the Islanders move to Brooklyn, and encouragement from an old friend (Charlie Cuttone) prompted this post about a New York hockey team that well...never was. But I was a part of it. Here is the story circa 1985, of a team which I left working for before it really … [Read more...]