• Business Tips & Topics,  Football

    Needs to be Said: The Penn State Sanctions

    The news quickly spread this morning regarding sanctions imposed on the Penn State football team. By the time I publish this blog post, you probably have already heard some of all of the sanctions imposed on the school. The sanctions include: * A 60 million dollar fine * A four year ban on bowl games * All wins by the football program, from 1998 though 2011, have been vacated. * The loss of 40 scholarships over the next four years Current players on Penn State, as a result of the sanctions, are free to immediately transfer to any school. Media reports say that the school will not appeal what was…

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    A Picture of a Super Bowl Fanatic

    The folks at Bluekai, a Bellvue, Washington based company that takes a data-centric approach to audience targeting, posted a Super Bowl related Infographic that I thought was worth sharing.  Now, the 2012 Super Bowl still a few weeks away, and there are the NFC and AFC Championship games to be decided this weekend before we jump to the Super Bowl. I have always been a fan of stats and there are a few that are certainly worth to note from this Infographic.  How about: **  In the last decade, Anheuser-Bush spent more on Super Bowl Advertisements than any other company ($235 Million dollars) ** In 2010, 33% of Super Bowl advertisers spent (13…

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    The Ultimate NFL Sports Agent

    It has been a few weeks since I have posted to this blog. Call it a sabbatical, call it preparing to launch the new version of this blog.   I took a little time away to take care of important matters. Now back, I have been trying to figure out what was the best topic to come back and engage you, the reader in when I returned. I had many different options of what to lead with, but after watching a taped version of 60 Minutes last week. I chose to feature NFL super agent Drew Rosenhaus. Why would I choose, Rosenhaus, who was once labeled on the cover of Sports Illustrated…