Erin Feldman takes a look at the NFL’s growing reputation problem in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence crisis.
The Washington Redskins need to rebrand. The mounting pressure makes it clear, from mainstream media to federal lawsuit, people want Dan Snyder to change the name of his team, often viewed as a racial slur against Native Americans. To me, the issue has come to a fore. I can not buy any gear, purchase any tickets, or support this team […]
The social media reality for pro athletes is not a comfortable one. Young men suddenly empowered with incredible amounts of money and attention is a recipe for uncomfortable situations and overdeveloped senses of entitlement. Add in “friends” who are quick to gain a little notoriety by being the one to post a photo or a tweet about a less than […]
Image by JD Hancock Last week I spoke at the All Sports United Summit at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. It was a great time, and I got to meet several current and former athletes who have built foundations to better their communities. Smoking cigars and talking with NFL players and Olympians was an eye opening experience. We were very, very […]
It’s Friday. Let’s have some fun and talk football! While not my favorite, the NFL reigns as America’s most popular sports league. Yet, social media has yet to become widely embraced by the league and its teams outside of broadcast-like promotion. For example, the NFL does not offer access to commonly accepted social networks on its front page.
When Curt Schilling launched his epic blog 38 pitches depicting his view of baseball and the media, it seemed like a turning of the tide. The Fifth Estate had arisen in sports holding journalists accountable. 38 Pitches turned Schilling from a media goat into a newsmaker and source, and after retirement he has become an ESPN analyst. However, his legacy […]
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