Rating the Super Bowl Ads: What’s YOUR Take?

From a sports perspective, Super Bowl LI was an exciting football game — the first one ever going into overtime. But was this Super Bowl an advertising success? The reviews of the ads are mixed. [Click here to access all of the ads.] Consider these observations from Brian Lowry, writing for Money: “The New England […]

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New Balance Athletic Shoes: Made in the USA — But for How Long?

It has been difficult getting U.S. companies to make items like consumer electronics and apparel-related products in the USA, often because of higher costs here.  A few months ago, we blogged about Apple’s decision to do more iMac manufacturing in the United States. With this in mind, how far should we go to support the LAST American-made […]

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Brandon Steiner to Speak at Hofstra

On Wednesday March 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Brandon Steiner, CEO and Founder of Steiner Sports, will be speaking at Hofstra University. The topic is “Finding Your Entrepreneur Spirit.” IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, please send an E-mail to joel.r.evans@hofstra.edu. About Steiner Sports: “Steiner Sports entered the sports business world in 1987, and over […]

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Memorabilia Sells — Sometimes for a Lot!!

Yes, we love celebrities, our sports teams, and nostalgia. As a result (and aided by the Web), collectibles have become big sellers. And auctions can real pump up the prices — it only takes two to drive up the bidding. Would you pay $46,000 for this Tom Brady football jersey? That’s what the final bid […]

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Television and Sports: A Marriage Made in Heaven

Whether it is the Olympics, the NFL, MLB, the NBA, soccer (the other football), NASCAR, or other events, sports programming remains extremely popular for TV networks (both broadcast and cable networks). As a result, sports leagues receive billions of dollars in rights fees each year. Why? Sporting events tend to be live, unscripted, popular, and […]

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