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Baseball finally gets it right

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In the book, “Bottom of the Ninth: Branch Rickey, Casey Stengel, and the Daring Scheme to Save Baseball from Itself” by Michael Shapiro, the author explains the history of baseball with a focus on the 1960s era when the National Football League (NFL) began its expanse into the American mindset taking away from the prominence of America’s...

Streamers bridging gap between cost and innovation?

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With cable down and streaming on the rise, will the 5% cable tax move to internet subscription companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu? In the space between business and government there is a gap.  The gap is often filled by partnership and taxes.  Private-public partnerships that allow Americans to enjoy their lives without disruption. ...

Will the Entertainment and Sports Consumer come Home to Roost?

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The old saying “When the chickens come home to roost” generally refers to some action of another that leads to a reaction of another person or thing.  In the past, this author discussed the financial aspects and gain of the brand Nike’s involvement with former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  During the pandemic, when professional sports...

Driving Innovation into Entertainment

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In business and life, necessity sometimes drive innovation.  Efficiency and cost-savings sometimes drive innovation.  Lastly, inventive accidents and revenue-driving sometimes drive innovation. The following three items are the results of innovation.  For various reasons, each was developed or changed.  Here is the breakdown.  Cloud-based film distribution One of...

Michaelee Harris returns to Miami

Some things in life seem to always come full circle. For former college wide receiver, Michaelee Harris from Miami, FL, life has become a complete 360. Harris burst onto the scene playing at the legendary Northwestern High School. He caught 30 passes for 533 yards and six touchdowns as junior and helped led the team to the...

Broadcasting of the Future

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Podcasting is the broadcasting platform of the future.  “Broacasting” is broadcasting for the people.  In that sense, we are living in the golden age of entertainment, media, and sports podcasting distribution where access is immediate and inexpensive.     Specialization This is where content is becoming specialized to the point where a...

Saving Sports and Entertainment with Science, Technology, & Data

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This author went to law school not medical school.  However, leadership and management skills are not exclusive to education or profession.  They come with experience and in this day and age in collecting and understanding data.   If sports and entertainment production wants to continue working well there have been some terrific principles demonstrated by...

College Football’s Biggest Threat

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The biggest threat to college football is itself.  Meaning, those who manage the game (the NCAA, the conferences (Power Five), the universities), and the college athletes.  The NCAA and the Power Five (SEC, PAC-12, Big 10, Big 12, and ACC) have in one way or another cancelled their seasons or delayed announcements of the same, while many...

The Changing Rules of the Game

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The game of baseball played most notably with Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs in America and in one Canadian city, and across city parks and NCAA fields for well over 150 years as a constant is changing.  The call for change occurred years ago when the NFL and NBA began to control more television time, dollars, and...

Train With the Best

Do you want to be the best? Well, you have to train with the best and nobody else does it better than Stephon Brown of Top Shelf Performance. Top Shelf Performance is a football training company that specializes in Wide Receiver training. TSP has trained some of the best athletes in the NFL and college football. Calvin...