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Tony Stewart should forgo this weekend’s NASCAR event

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If I was auto racer Tony Stewart’s publicist, I would, as I told the Bill Michaels Show, tell him to sit out at least another week. For those not following any media (the story made national mainstream news, not just … Continue reading

PR element of Tony Stewart story evolving

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There was only one right thing for auto racer Tony Stewart to do after his sprint car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. in a dirt track race Saturday night. That was to sit out of his scheduled NASCAR race … Continue reading

“The Good Wife” or the Good Life; Buzz Williams and Josh Charles choose theirs

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Last night after hours (and hours and hours and hours) of NCAA basketball, I watched Sunday night’s episode of “The Good Wife” a CBS TV drama that stars Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles, Christine Baranski and Archie Panjabi. In a surprising, … Continue reading

Colts owner fails the big game PR test

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There are times when someone just shouldn’t speak.  If tempted, zip it. Are you reading this, Jim Irsay? Irsay is a football team owner. He’s not a player, not a coach and not someone who in most circumstances, has to … Continue reading

Johnny Football must become Johnny Truth. Today.

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Never mind the Biogenesis-related Major League Baseball suspensions that are being announced as I write. We expected those. What we didn’t see coming is the latest sports crisis at the hands of Texas A & M and Heisman Trophy winning … Continue reading

Stupid happens. Just ask Riley Cooper.

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Make no mistake about it. Eagles receiver Riley Cooper was caught in a swamp of stupid when a video of him berating an African-American security guard at a concert surfaced last week. Like many, I wrestled with whether his comment … Continue reading

Louisville’s Kenny Klein occupies the penthouse of sports PR professionals

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Editor’s Note: I intended to post this one week after the Final Four. With all that happened in the sports world, including the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, there never seemed to be a “good” time. While I may have … Continue reading

When it absolutely has to be there in 44 hours – a missed PR opportunity

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The public has had several days to digest the news that Brewers left-fielder, Ryan Braun, became the first player to successfully appeal a Major League Baseball positive drug test. To date, Braun emphatically reiterated his innocence in a press conference … Continue reading

Snow measurement tool is more than just a stick in the mud

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As we work on a fresh version of this blog, we offer a story off the publicity path. PUBLISIDE has become friendly with some information-dishing inanimate objects lately (no, we don’t need professional help — Cleatus the Robot from NFL … Continue reading

Whatever Penn State did with its PR efforts, do the opposite

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Sports, among other things, can serve as a respite for fans to forget about ills in the world. This week, the wicked face that stared us from our computer and television screens came from the world of sports. As a … Continue reading

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