Entries Tagged as 'sports'

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Shoelaces For Heisman

I’m not sure the last time I’ve been as surprised by a sports event as much as I was watching Michigan Football led by Denard Robinson trounce UCONN last Saturday, 30-10. It was like learning that Brett Gardner really could hit a Home Run, Isiah resigns from the Knicks, St. John’s shooting 75% from the [...]

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Digital Lebronomics

There’s been a firestorm of emotions, opinions and reactions (including the official Littyhoops take) in response to Lebron James decision to “take his talents to South Beach” and join the Miami Heat. James signed for approximately $15 million less than the maximum NBA contract in order to team with all-stars Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. [...]

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Dear Lebron

Dear King – Congratulations on your big Decision to move down to South Beach and join the Miami Heat. To be honest, I didn’t see it coming. I guess I’m no Chris Broussard. Most people work their entire careers to retire to the sunshine state but you get to do it in the prime of [...]

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

The Heavenly Sports Day

I’ve just experienced one of the best days of sports fandom in my entire life. It’s one of those days that I would love to bottle up and have my kid give to me for Father’s Day in twenty years. It’s 2AM but I’m still so pumped up that I want to share it with [...]

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

World Cup Preview (Podcast)

It’s taken me awhile but I’m finally dropping my first L-Hoops podcast. The topic: The World Cup. It doesn’t take me much to be fascinated by sport. Admittedly, I’m a borderline perv when it comes to baseball, college basketball, anything fantasy, and come to think of it, just about every major sport out there (except [...]

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Littyhoops is all (Sports) Business

I’m spending more time thinking and writing about the intersection of sports, digital media and business. It seems like a no-brainer as these are probably my three favorite things to think about in this world (who knows what I’m up to in my flash-purgatory). I do realize that all you Littyhoopsters are not necessarily as [...]

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Rabbi Power

I’ve been a sap for Jewish professional athletes ever since I first got my hands on the book Great Jews in Sports (pre-Bar Mitzvah era). I was pretty certain that the most fascinating historical event was Sandy Koufax’s decision to pass up pitching in the World Series to observe Yom Kippur. I knew all about [...]

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Digital Madness: Future of MMOD In Doubt

Earlier this week I blogged that a new March Madness broadcasting rights deal for the NCAA could spell the end to March Madness on Demand – one of the most successful live streaming video programs to ever hit the web. Yesterday, the NCAA announced a 14-year broadcasting rights agreement for $10.8 billion with CBS and [...]

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

March Madness On Demand Or On De Fritz?

I’ve been paying close attention to the television negotiations for the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. You may have heard that the NCAA is playing around with the idea of expanding March Madness to 96 teams. You may have also asked yourself why mess with the perfection that is the current tournament. Many, including myself, think [...]

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Enter The Madness: L-Hoops Invitational = Tourney Pool

In a shocker to nobody, I’m running a March Madness pool for the 22nd year in a row. I’ve gone from multiple highlighters, a calculator and photocopies in my formative youth, to an obscure bracket software program that still boggles Bwetty’s mind, to clicking one button on Cbssports.com Bracket Manager tool. Yes, machines are taking [...]