Friday, December 17th, 2010

The Knicks Are Percolating

When Amare’s last millisecond three-pointer swished through the net I rose majestically off my couch with reckless abandon and roared with gusto. I had goose bumps. Even after I learned the game-winning basket would not count I was still energized and mesmerized. Wednesday night proved it. The Knicks are rejuvenated! It’s been a vexing and [...]

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

The Inspiring Silver Project

Last Tuesday afternoon my friend Stacey sent out an email to all of her friends introducing the Silver Project. Stacey created a holiday gift, a very cool calendar (.pdf file), to raise money for the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. It’s a charity for which she has a strong personal connection. Stacey did this [...]

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Sportsvite Highlights

When I’m not blogging or watching St. John’s (and now the Knickerbockers) Basketball, I’m pouring most of my heart, soul and herniated L5-S1 vertabrate into Sportsvite. This summer I moved into the General Manager role which has brought a whole new slew of managerial responsibilities. It’s been an interesting challenge. As Aristotle might have once [...]

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The Future of Rich Rodriguez: FAQ’s

I’m not a fan of Rich Rodriguez. Been giving him a hard time almost from the start. So these answers are biased…although I know I’m right. Q: Will Rich Rodriguez be fired? A: Yes…if it was up to me. But alas, it’s completely in the hands of Athletic Director Dave Brandon. Brandon is sticking to [...]

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Digital Sports: Level The Playing Field For Startups

The wide world of sports should be a great sector for digital startups to build innovative products, services and businesses. Sports are one of the few places in media that continues to experience growth in consumers, programming and advertising. The audience for sports is passionate, engaged, affluent and aggregated. Fans are demanding new and better [...]

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Livin’ NYC

I probably don’t appreciate living in NYC as much as I should. I often realize this as I speak with someone who has moved to NYC from some podunk town like Boston, Cleveland or Baltimore. I hear them speak of our city with wide-eyed fascination and reverence. When I think about NYC, I’m usually thinking [...]

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Doing It Viral

You don’t have to be Mark Zuckerberg to realize super cool stuff on the web goes viral. When something is so catchy, fun or interesting, you just have to pass it on to all of your friends through email, social media, instant messages, etc. Digital communication makes it easier than every before to spread information [...]

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

The NFL Takes A Devastating Blow

The NFL announced that it will strictly enforce its rules against dangerous and flagrant hits by penalizing players with substantial fines or even suspensions. This has everyone kibitzing (check out the ESPN crew go at it and Schlereth go bonkers) and for good reason. The message that the NFL is suddenly sending goes against the [...]

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

How I Blog and How They Blog

I once wrote about why I have this blog. I don’t expect you to go back and read it so here’s the Cliff Notes. Blogging is a great way for me to stay sharp in business (digital media, sports biz, start-up world), share some of my thoughts with my friends and colleagues, and I enjoy [...]

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Not Backing Into Decisions

At some point last weekend the fifth disc of my lumbar spine decided enough is enough. After 29 years of cushioning my spine as I pulled softballs foul, banked in three-pointers, jumped up and down on the couch watching St. John’s lose and sat hunched over my computer playing with the internet, a disc in [...]