Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Elie Seckbach – The Embedded NBA Corrospondent

YouTube never ceases to amaze me. The other day I came across the reporting of Elie Seckbach, the “embedded NBA correspondent”. I have no idea how this mench has such great access to NBA players but he does. This blog post interview of Elie helps explain his story. I certainly give him credit for marketing [...]

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

A Knickabocker Depression

The blog post I’m about to write will hurt my brain. If you are, or ever were, a Knicks fan I guarantee it will hurt yours as well. But I feel a need to document this debacle. The other day somebody mentioned the “Larry Brown Era” and I had completely forgotten Brown short-lived tenure and [...]

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

It’s getting fishy

My apartment has a bit more life in it these days. A few months ago I bought a ten gallon fish tank and since then I’ve been creating one heck of an aquatic ecosystem. Paired with my new HD television, my optical senses haven’t been awed like this since my first visit to Scores. In [...]

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

The Steroid Name Game

Across the nation tonight, there are professional baseball players who are more nervous than a female MSG intern sitting bitch between Isaiah Thomas and Stephon Marbury. Tomorrow at 2pm the venerable George Mitchell will release his highly anticipated report on doping in baseball after a 20 month investigation. The report promises to name names, with [...]

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

A weekend full of sports

Great weekend for me to be a perverted sports fan 1) It was freezing cold outside 2) I just got a flat screen HD TV for my apartment 3) There was all kinds of juicy sports stories to occupy my little brain Here is a quick rundown of some of my thoughts. Les Miles No [...]

Monday, November 26th, 2007

So Long Lloyd…Les Is More

Last Monday, University of Michigan Head Football Coach Lloyd Carr announced his retirement. The Detroit sportswriter and author Mitch Albom gives a poigent recap of the retirement speech. You can also watch it. During his press conference he recited a poem by Pakenham Beatty. I had never heard of the 19th Century Irish poet but [...]

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Sports Media & Technology Conference

This week I attended the Sports Media & Technology conference presented by The Sports Business Journal and the Fantasy Sports Association. The conference is one of the few events in the sports industry where the spotlight is supposedly on digital sports media. While the conference certainly focused on leveraging new technologies and distribution platforms to [...]

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Fratelli – Where everybody knows your name

I was walking home from the subway tonight after a killer day of work and decided to pick up food for a late night dinner (it was about 10:15). After some serious self-deliberation, I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to eat. I settled on Café Luka, which has quickly become my go to diner [...]

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Vitaminwater’s Magic Formula

I recently attended two separate yet similar presentations about Glaceau Vitamin Water given by their SVP of Marketing, Rohan Oza. The presentation was super impressive in both delivery and content. I was especially intrigued, as both a marketer and a sport fan, by how Vitaminwater has been able to build authentic relationships with its athlete [...]

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Go Green

I’ve been thinking an awful lot about the trends, industries and societal transformations that will shape the future. Trying to identify these movements might make it just a bit easier to uncover new opportunities in business, philanthropy and life. One concept that I’m starting to really believe will dominate the future and eventually transform society [...]