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New Heart, New Spirit

As a high school sophomore, Joe Mansary had a heart transplant. Currently a 12th grade starter on his East Pennsboro soccer team, he says, "not a day passes without me wondering whose heart beats inside my chest." In Ezekiel 36:2 God says, "I will give you a new heart and...

Excitement for Soccer in America

Soccer is on the rise in the United States.  Whether measured by television viewership, new franchises, or youth interest, soccer is the sport of the future here at home.  There are three key points as to why soccer is on the rise. 1. Ease of playing with less equipment combined with an international focus...

Agents of Influence, By Contract and Contrast

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Association of Talent Agents (ATA) has been negotiating with each other for weeks, if not months now.  At stake is the future of the relationship between talent (the writers) and their representative (the agents).  To date, no agreement has been made. What is up for debate, mainly, is whether agents...

The Power We Give Technology

While recently attending a Pepperdine Graziadio Business School conference that featured Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak with Founding Executive Director of Singularity University Salim Ismail, the topic of technology and human interaction was the focus.  Mainly, the question was how technology will affect human interaction in the future. The point is to question how will humans allow technology to influence their lives. ...

5 Ways to Stop Illegal Sports Content Streaming

Before listing the 5 ways to stop illegal sports content streaming, e.g., piracy, there needs to be a basis for understanding why piracy is wrong.  First, piracy is infringement of a persons' or entities’ exclusive rights to their copyrighted works, i.e., the reproduction, derivative works, and distribution of broadcasted sports content.  (17 U.S....

Hoop Dreams: March Madness reveals future NBA talent

The Madness continues and several college players have shown and will continue to demonstrate their NBA worth this month. As basketball season comes to a close, the NBA draft is the next step in their coveted journey. Let’s examine the top players for the draft. 1. New York Knicks – Zion...

Gronk the Great tosses his cleats

Storied NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski has taken his last spike of the ball in the end zone. The 29-year-old All-Star has four career, 1,000-yard receiving seasons, tying a league record with Jason Witten and Tony Gonzalez. As Witten took off for a year and returned to the game, “Gronk” could do the same. He was...

An Apple a Day Keeps the Competitors Away

Have you ever noticed that the Apple logo looks like the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden after Eve took a bite?  If you did not, maybe you will now.  And in a Jeremy Clarkson voice, on that disturbing thought, let us move on with the matter...

The Madness of March begins!

‘Tis the season for all basketball fans as Christmas comes in March, arguably the best postseason in sports. This year, three of the number one seeds come from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Duke has been seen as the favorite all year and with Zion Williams back in the fold, they once again look like the...

The Numbers About the Future of Entertainment, Media, Sports Content Consumption

While recently watching and listening to a Joe Rogan podcast via Alphabet, Inc./Google-owned YouTube, the discussion was about the future of production and distribution in media and entertainment.  The host and guest on the March 15 show gave an example of how the comic scene had changed from comics trying to land a sitcom on television after...