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Platforms as the Distributor of Choice

Serie A soccer (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)
The world is in a time where controlling content and distribution is essential to success and having your message heard.  Social media is one avenue and is used by many to get messages out and to communicate with family, friends, fans, and followers.  Websites arrived before social media and communication applications.  Before social media, people wrote these...

Jamon Brown and Reggie Bonnafon Seeks to Make an Impact

In the history of America, black athletes protesting and raising awareness of social injustice run deeps. From Ali to Colin Kaepernick, sports athletes have always been at the forefront of social change in the country. Amid the tragedy of the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor deaths, two former UofL football players took to the streets of Louisville,...

How Entertainment and Sports Can Heal America

Abraham Lincoln, by Jean Louis Gerome, 1908
A trying time indeed that the world and America finds itself.  It is the dichotomy of two extremes.  Stay-at-home, curfews, public protest, and destruction.  However, entertainment and sports in America have always been the great equalizer and peace-keeping force.  Some major sports leagues have restarted.  Others have set dates, schedules, and tournaments.  While others...

Top 5 quarterbacks of the 2020 season

As the 2020 college football season slowly approaches, quarterbacks stake their claims as the ones to look out for this season. This quarterback squad is one of the deepest. From National Championship MVP, to graduate transfers and savvy veterans, the 2020 class hopes to carry their teams to the College Football Playoffs.

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...