Manning rap video sequel falls short

If something works, you should just do it again right? Uhhh, not always. See Blues Brother 2000 for reference. DirecTV should peep the history books and learn that sequels don’t always mean “better.” Although, I guess you could argue that since I’m penning a post on this second Manning brothers rap video commercial, the marketers […]

Coach Strong Is Taking the Longhorns Out of Texas (for now)

Welcome to Strongville. In case there was any doubt, the Texas Longhorns are now coach Charlie Strong’s team. Even if he is removing those iconic ‘HornsĀ from everywhere you can see them. I’ll be straight up. I’ve long been a Charlie Strong fan for a long, long time. I’ve also spent a decent amount of time […]

Richard Sherman’s Perfect Twitter Comeback to Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson is a tremendous athlete and football player. In recognition of his skills, the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday rewarded him with a five-year contract extension worth $70M. It makes him the highest-paid corner in the NFL. Such contracts get people talking about the best corners in the league…a conversation that begins to naturally include […]

LeBron James is Coming Home to Cleveland…and He Did It Right

There are certain sports moments that, as a human with a blog, you simply have to respond to in writing. If nothing else, because they are historic. Perhaps that phrase is an overstatement, but I’d argue not. The greatest player in the NBA — and one who continues to push himself in the G.O.A.T. discussion […]

ESPN Breaks Down Chestnut’s Hot Dog Stomach

Over the fourth of July holiday, Joey Chestnut continued to build on his legacy and perhaps solidify himself as the greatest competitive eater of all-time. The latest feather in his cap was another Nathan’s hot dog eating contest crown, this time taking down 69 dogs in 10 minutes. It’s a truly incredible and frightening figure […]

Time for LeBron to Start Acting Like He’s Been There Before

The Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night in Miami. The Nets played poorly down the stretch, and the Heat showed their mettle. None of that surprised me. Nor did I think any of it really worth commentary. What did catch my eye though was […]

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    Top Surprise College Sports Scholarship Celebrations

    As a communications guy, I love it. Emotional. Real-time. Immensely shareable. As a sports fan, I love it even more. You could argue it’s getting “played out,” but I’d counter that it never really can. I’m speaking about the increasing trend in today’s social world of capturing “surprise scholarship awarding” by major college sports programs. […]

  • KD's Tearful MVP Speech for the Ages

    KD’s Tearful MVP Speech for the Ages

    Kevin Durant’s MVP speech was everything it should be. Sincere. Emotional. Appreciative. Humble. Respectful. Oh, and it will also make you cry. Some brand is likely reaching out to Durant right now with a multi-million dollar deal around a Mother’s Day campaign. Mark it down. Well done, KD. A well-deserved award and a fitting acceptance […]

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    FSU’s #askjameis twitter party probably not such a good idea

    I’m consistently amazed at how dumb supposedly educated people can be. Yesterday, someone on the Florida State PR/communications team stood idly by and let an absolutely moronic idea come to life…like, in real life. The Seminoles, in an effort to “to continue to find ways to connect our fans and the players they support,” opened […]

  • Top Surprise College Sports Scholarship Celebrations

    Top Surprise College Sports Scholarship Celebrations

    As a communications guy, I love it. Emotional. Real-time. Immensely shareable. As a sports fan, I love it even more. You could argue it’s getting “played out,” but I’d counter that it never really can. I’m speaking about the increasing trend in today’s social world of capturing “surprise scholarship awarding” by major college sports programs. […]

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    Well, thanks a whole lot Internet. Because of all your fancy smart phones and instantaneous ability to live record jubilant celebrations, you’ve now managed to make me care about US soccer and the World Cup. I mean, at least you did. For those four minutes… Go ‘murica.

  • Thank Goodness for the Draft, So the Stinkin' Mocks Can End

    Thank Goodness for the Draft, So the Stinkin’ Mocks Can End

    Tomorrow night, Commissioner Goodell will welcome the world to Radio City Music Hall. The Houston Texans will be on the clock. The madness will begin. Thank. Friggin. G-d. Because with that declaration, it will signal the death of the far-more-insane mock draft phenomenon. It can’t come soon enough. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun to […]

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