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Gridiron Grace: Michael Vick’s football camp gets second chance

Former Pro Bowl quarterback Michael Vick and Pro Bowl wide receiver Chad Johnson were set to host a football camp in Louisville, Ky. However, due to the controversy from his dog fighting ring in 2007, administrators at Jeffersontown High School rejected the camp one month ago. The camp was also punted by...

Economies of Scope in Entertainment, Media, and Sports

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First, a quick economics lesson.  Economies of scope refers to when businesses implement a strategy of diversification of services, assets, or products offered through entry and growth into a new area or by mergers and acquisitions, either vertical or horizontal integration.  Vertical integration is where one business combines or reduces the processes and people to complete the production and/or sale of a service...

Beilein: Cleveland’s new man in town

The winningest coach in Michigan basketball history is making the move to the NBA.  Last year, John Beilein expressed interest in coaching the Detroit Pistons. But this year, he accepted the Cleveland Cavaliers' offer. Beilein agreed to a five-year deal with the team. His departure ends the run of basketball excellence outside...

The Social Media Paradigm & Difficulty

“When an irresistible force such as youMeets an old immovable object like meYou can bet just as sure as you liveSomething's gotta give”Johnny Mercer, 1954 A song always tells a story.  In this article, the story is about the problem presented by social media when it on the one hand is the greatest communication...

In Lue of Events: The Lakers’ downward spiral

And just like that, the Los Angeles Lakers may be the worst-run franchise in the NBA. The aftermath of LeBron James' first season in the Purple and Gold was nothing anyone expected. It’s no secret the Lakers are going through massive turnover. Tyronn Lue seemed to be the...

Three Things About the Disney/FOX sale of RSN’s to Sinclair

Disney was forced to sell its 21st Century FOX-acquired Midwest-based regional sports networks (RSN) to a third party.  The third party winner of the bidding process was a joint bid by Sinclair Broadcasting Group (Sinclair) and Amazon.  Disney sold the RSN’s as part of an agreement with the SEC and U.S. Justice Department to avoid monopolistic practices...

High Horsepower

Commenting on 145th Kentucky Derby horse "Game Winner" sports reporter Jason Frakes asked, "Do you trust a horse who hasn't won a race since November?" Psalms 20:7 reads, "Some trust in chariots, some trust in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God."

Up in Smoke: Weed bust clouds Russell’s pending free agency

Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell was busted at LaGuardia International Airport Wednesday while reportedly attempting to slip marijuana in a hidden compartment inside an Arizona Iced Tea Can. Russell, 23, was headed to his hometown of Louisville, Ky. for Kentucky Derby festivities. It couldn’t come at a worse time. While the marijuana...

Hello Content: Retreat to Your Corners

Recently, it was reported that Comcast/NBCUniversal was interested in selling its 33% stake in Hulu, the streaming platform, to Disney, which currently controls 67% after AT&T/Warner Media sold its 9.5% stake to the aforementioned.  Soon enough, Disney will control 100% of the Hulu platform leading to the heavily reported notion that the platform will...

The crucial off-season of the L.A. Lakers

The fanfare was at an all-time high when LeBron James donned the Lakers' purple and gold. But in their lost season, James suffered a serious injury for the first time, Lonzo Ball again got hurt, a blood clot was discovered in Brandon Ingram, the Anthony Davis trade fiasco occurred and Magic Johnson stepped down. Other than this,...