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Athletes Are (and always will be) Role Models

I’m in the midst of a week long camping trip on Catalina Island with my 11 year old son. He’s a 1st year Boy Scout and is being challenged like never before. Sleeping outside, riding mountain bikes on 7 mile … Continue reading

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Tebowmania

Is Tebowmania symbolic of U.S. in 2012? Reprint. Originally Published in Sports Business Journal, January 30, 2012, Page 24 Most of us love sports because at some point in our lives, an athlete performed an act of such heroic proportions … Continue reading

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It’s All About The Organization

It’s easy to feel compassion for the plight of the small market team. Fewer potential ┬áticket buyers, fewer potential sponsors, smaller TV audience, departing superstars. How does a small market compete against their big city rivals? Last year’s NBA and … Continue reading

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NFL Experience…Not So Fantastic.

Last Monday, I was up in the Bay Area on business. My 10 year old son was on Christmas break, so he was with me on the trip. As die-hard Steeler fans, it was a no brainer to try and … Continue reading

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MJ and the Transition Game

I owe my professional career to Michael Jordan. As does everyone even remotely involved in basketball. Whether you are a player, a fan, an executive, an agent or a hot dog vendor, your interest in 21st century basketball is all … Continue reading

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Xie Xie Yao Ming

It’s a pretty somber day here at BDA. Although we have known it was coming for quite some time, Yao Ming’s retirement press conference took place yesterday and the reality of it all is finally sinking in. As usual, Yao … Continue reading

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Lockout Blues

July 1 brought the inevitable and dreaded NBA lockout that we all feared but knew was coming. Suddenly, two of the “big 3” look more like Washington DC than world class sports leagues. And much like DC, progress won’t be … Continue reading

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Changing of the Guard

Something funny happened on the way to what was supposed to be the best NBA post season in recent memory. Suddenly, the titans got old, and the next generation emerged. We all went into this assuming the Lakers would face … Continue reading

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NBA Playoffs: Let the Games Begin

Point of fact: David Stern is a marketing genius. He has expanded popularity of basketball globally, and kept the NBA popular and relevant here in the US. However even the commissioner can’t control everything, and for the L the timing … Continue reading

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Parity

Every year on opening day, in every pro and amateur sport, fans like to think their team has a shot at the title. That magic is what makes sports tick. We want to think our team has a shot to … Continue reading

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