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The best returning players in the ACC

While Clemson has reigned supreme over the ACC, 2020 seems like things could be taking a turn. Yes, Clemson brings back a lot of talent, but several standout players return. These players look to stamp their names on the All-ACC team and help their team finally de-throne Clemson. But, Clemson still has the...

Why television is dominating

This image released by Apple TV Plus shows Jennifer Anoston in a scene from "The Morning Show," debuting Nov. 1, launching the Apple TV Plus streaming service. (Apple TV Plus via AP)
When thinking about producing content, there was a time when entertainment was dominated by film and filmmaking.  Over time, the interest of consumers has changed and so has the distribution of content where streaming has continued to grow in use and influence.  In a time where more families are spending time at home, content continues to be all the...

Fear God, not them

2019 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard credits his faith in God with getting him through turbulent times. Tattooed on his right arm are the words, "FEAR GOD NOT THEM." In Matthew 10:28, Jesus says, "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul....

What can entertainment, media, and sports in 1918-1919 tell us today?

Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth at Comiskey Park in 1918. (Chicago Daily News / Chicago History Museum)
History is always a great judge.  History is also a great companion to context.  In September 1918, a major pandemic hit the United States.  Almost exactly 100 years later in 2020, the United States and the World population finds itself in an environment of quarantine and face masks.  Interestingly, sports continued holding matches with face masks.  Unfortunately, a mix...

A Summer of Baseball

Photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds
As many cities, counties, states, and countries come back to life in public, professional sports will be at the center of the return.  America’s pastime will be at the center of the return.  It may be one of the most anticipated baseball seasons in recent memory. In thinking about the beauty of the game, and its ballparks, below is a...

The best QB match-ups for 2020

NFL fans rejoice! The NFL did it again. With most of the sports world stuck on pause, eyes turned to the NFL’s 2020 regular season schedule. This time is usually one that brings on excitement and plans to attend games However, this year is different. This year it's about whether any fans can...

NCAA enters the free market

April 29, 2020 will forever mark the day in the history of entertainment, media, and sports when “The NCAA’s highest governing body unprecedented steps to allow college athletes to be compensated for their name, image and likeness .  The decision to allow student-athletes to profit in a free marketplace with other athletes is a profound one and a...

What NBCUniversal, Fandango, and Vudu coming together means to you

NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal, the television and film studio, owns Fandango, the movie ticket and lesser-known digital movie streaming service, FandangoNow.  Vudu, owned by Walmart until they sold to Fandango via NBCUniversal, is a 100,000-movie title video-on-demand service in “100 million living room devices with a mobile app that has had more than 14 million installs”, will now be added to NBCUniversal’s...

Packer’s Select Aaron Rodgers Heir Apparent

Shocked, stunned, confused and flabbergasted is largely how Packer nation feels. The Green Bay Packers were one game away from returning to the Super Bowl. With a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Aaron Rodgers entering his twilight years, the general thought was to get Rodgers' help. In the...

Necessity meet change: Entertainment, Media, and Sports

This is the author’s one-hundredth column for Sports Radio America.  No additional fanfare here, just getting to work, noting the milestone, continuing to produce content.  In times like these, content is definitely king, while distribution is for everyone and for anyone. As the collective world and the entertainment, media, and sports industries take a step back to reflect on the...