Tag Archives: media

Happy Birthday, Twitter!

Posted on by Gail

You’re a decade old and like many pre-teens, you’re experiencing some growing pains. You’re a bit indecisive (140 characters or 10,000 characters?). You have pimples (abusive accounts remain active after people have begged you to silence harmful trolls). Like in … Continue reading

Newton was wrong for his Super Bowl pressroom conduct, but shouldn’t be crucified

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Super Bowl 50 armchair quarterbacks are running at full force today, and comments are not so much about the game as they are about one player. And that player isn’t Peyton Manning or Von Miller. Cam Newton critics are loud … Continue reading

NFL Combine athletes: respect the media and the process. And lift heavy weights

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It’s NFL Combine week, a time when potential NFL draft prospects don skin-tight Under Armor skivvies and run really fast and jump super far. Or at least that’s the goal. As important as it is for young football players to … Continue reading

After a chaotic season, drama will drive us to watch Super Bowl XLIX

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Today is Super Bowl Sunday. It means different things to different people. In the retail world it’s an opportunity to sell more product. For restaurants, it culminates a weekend of game themed food specials and events. For sports fans, it’s … Continue reading

My take on Marshawn Lynch: He LOVES the attention.

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This is going to be short and sweet because I am personally tired of the Marshawn Lynch saying nothing story, as we approach Super Bowl XLIX. The only reason I clicked on any of the posts related to his 2-year-old responses … Continue reading

Athletes in NFL training camps: keep comments classy

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Athletes competing for NFL roster spots or higher positions on the team ladder face daunting challenges in training camp. The No. 1A task that ranks next to the top priority to stay healthy, is not to make headlines for the … Continue reading

iPhone photo launches traveler into media stratosphere

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If you find yourself in instant media demand, begin, as Gordon suggested, and take a step back. Here are a few things you can do: Continue reading

Should Sports Organizations Stop Athletes’ Social Media Use? NO!

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall shot off a media flurry after the killing of Osama bin Laden that ignited another episode of “Athletes Tweeting Badly” during sportscasts, talk shows and blogs throughout the world (or at least the United States). Continue reading

Social media makes sports notes news

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This week we’ve seen two sports stories that may have remained personal conversations explode into national news stories. There are two issues at play with both of these cases: 1) team management decisions put their respective clubs in the positions of controversy and 2) social media, specifically, Twitter, drove each story. Continue reading

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