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… Read More »Protect the Social Shield
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 similar in our approaches toward work. Professions aside, we were all type As. Each of us enagaged in a different activity, they the world of competitive sports, me in the blogging and writing world.
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.
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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… Read More »The Ridiculous State of Sports Social Media