New Jersey Hedges Its Bets…

Lost on the national sports scene Tuesday night, amidst the rising scandal at Penn State and the NBA lockout non-news, was the vote by Garden Staters to legalize sports betting in the State if the Federal Ban on such activities can be overturned. Right now Nevada and its casinos … [Read more...]

Row. Row, Row Your Brand…

This coming Sunday, thousands of runners will take to the streets of New York for the ING New York City Marathon. It is a spectacle like no other, one that celebrates the triumph of the human mind and spirit as much as it sends a message to all watching that health and fitness is … [Read more...]

A Self-Made “Brand,” Dick Vitale, Reaches Higher…

While he may not be Jon Bon Jovi or Bill Bradley or Joyce Kilmer or even Bruce Springsteen, there are few pop cultural icons from New Jersey who are more recognizable to the general public that ESPN personality Dick Vitale. The basketball Hall of Fame member and former Rutgers … [Read more...]

Racing To Find A Brand In The New York Area…

The history of auto racing in various forms in New Jersey is a long one. From road races that cross-crossed the state to Atlantic City to raceway park and the Marlboro Grand Prix at the Meadowlands, the Garden State has found its way, even without the power of NASCAR, to come up … [Read more...]

Lockout Fallout…Benefits For The Locals…

In some ways maybe East Rutherford and Florham Park, New Jersey don’t compare all that well to the pristine college campuses in Albany and Cortland, but for Jets and Giants fans one of the positive pieces of the lockout will suit them just fine. Instead of the quiet getaway for … [Read more...]

A Jersey Renaissance For MMA.

When the UFC waged war to bring the sport of Mixed Martial Arts back from its death sentence in the late 1990&'s, one of the key places it went to for support was New Jersey. Along with Nevada, New Jersey had staged more fights, both boxing and MMA, had a solid amateur wrestling … [Read more...]