Girls have been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. Last October, Ted Bishop was removed as PGA President for his sexist remarks on social media, referring to Ian Poulter as a “Lil Girl.” Bishop tweeted, “Really? Sounds like a little school girl squealing during recess. C’MON MAN!” Poulter’s response was fitting, […]

This past week, I had the pleasure of attending the 20th National Sports Forum (NSF) in Cincinnati, Ohio, which is a gathering of sports industry executives sharing best ideas and experiences across various leagues. When Ron Seaver started NSF back in 1996, he had a vision that sports industry executives would get together for three days […]

2005 brought us YouTube, Xbox 360 and the first iPod with video. In the decade since, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, iPhone, tablets, Google Glass, fitness trackers, 4G cellular networks, WatchESPN and the MLB Network (plus dozens of other league/conference owned networks) were created or launched. Each of these has carved out a significant niche in the sports business […]

The NBA just signed a nine-year deal with ESPN worth $24 billion. Not to be outdone, the NFL signed an even larger deal with multiple networks, netting some $7 billion per year in total TV rights. This is fantastic news for network executives, team owners, agents, and players. But what does all of this money […]