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...]

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...]

“Baseball For All” Makes Good Business Sense…


We first met Justine Siegal when we were working on trying to get baseball back in the Olympics following the Seoul games. One of the issues with the sport and the Olympic movement was that there were not enough opportunities for women, and softball was not interested in a … [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...]

Storytelling 101: Sports and Politics And The Ties That Bind

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Several years ago I was sitting in the stands at the US Open during a rain delay with Doug Band, who was then President Bill Clinton’s Deputy Assistant. Doug was at the Open with POTUS that day, and as we waited for the courts to dry, we got to talking about the similarities … [Read more...]

“Canada’s Team” Scores In Sponsorship


For decades the Dallas Cowboys have had the moniker “America’s Team,” something which the Atlanta Braves also claimed even during their bad years because of their massive exposure on WTBS when the station was one of a handful carried nationally on cable systems and well before … [Read more...]

We Lost A Treasure Tuesday, “The Superstat,” Harvey Pollack…

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If you are a son or daughter of Philadelphia, a fan of theater, or a follower of basketball, college sports or anything to do with statistics your heart should be a little heavier tonight, as we lost our “Superstat” on Tuesday night. Harvey Pollack, the last fulltime employee of … [Read more...]