A Clever, and Noisy, Solution to a Challenging Problem

The world of sports has ground to a halt. While there have been some isolated comebacks, one thing that is missing from these events are the fans. There have been a few attempts to mimic fan attendance at some events that have taken place, but it’s not close to the real thing. Borussia Mönchengladbach, a … Continue reading A Clever, and Noisy, Solution to a Challenging Problem

Music Monday: College Marching Bands – Fails and Perfection

The routines that college marching bands use are often quite intricate, and even the slighest misstep could throw everything off. So it's no surprise that at some point there is going to be a collision of some sort. Here are a few such fails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpiINv1WeBg   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHHe9grrOCs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlZRlDxJ4t0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1FnHcMDBlU Fortunately, such failures seem to be … Continue reading Music Monday: College Marching Bands – Fails and Perfection

Villanova’s Wonderful Virtual Graduation

It was, no doubt, a strange way to end four years of college for this year's graduates. With formal commencement exercises canceled, Villanova put on a virtual graduation ceremony. And it was wonderful. Here are some screenshots of the ceremony which was broadcast live yesterday afternoon. The top photo is of our President, Father Peter … Continue reading Villanova’s Wonderful Virtual Graduation

Another Sign That We Really Miss Sports

Some sports announcers are so desperate for any sort of competition that they've taken to narrating ordinary events as if they were the final round at The Masters or Game 7 of the NBA finals. I love how the lockdown has inspired such creativity. Who needs sports when you've got these guys? Here are a … Continue reading Another Sign That We Really Miss Sports

This Is What Effective Leadership Looks Like, Part 2

I was prepping for my summer classes today, and one of the topics I will be teaching about is the importance of organizational culture. I try to bring in real-life examples as best I can, and while searching on Google I came across an article about Mark Cuban, one of the sharks on Shark Tank … Continue reading This Is What Effective Leadership Looks Like, Part 2

Just Watching the Jordan Doc, Having a Bud

Way back in 1999, Budweiser came out with one of its classic commercials - the "WASSUP!!" commercial. It featured a bunch of friends just calling each other and asking what they were up to, to which they replied, "watching the game, having a Bud". The ad debuted on Monday Night Football in December 1999 and … Continue reading Just Watching the Jordan Doc, Having a Bud

This May Not Be the Best Headline Ever, But Here Are Some That Might Be

If I worked for a newspaper, I'd want to be the guy who writes headlines. If I worked for an ad agency, I'd want to be the guy who comes up with a slogan or a jingle. So perhaps it's no surprise that my favorite part of writing my blog is coming up with the … Continue reading This May Not Be the Best Headline Ever, But Here Are Some That Might Be

What Would Cause You to Stop Being a Fan of Someone or Something?

Earlier this week, Seth Godin had a post about lifelong fans, and the importance we place on being a fan. He writes: This instinct (of being a fan) is so strong that we suspend disbelief (and create belief) based on something as shallow as what logo is on the box. We confuse our rational understanding … Continue reading What Would Cause You to Stop Being a Fan of Someone or Something?

Life Finds a Way, and So Do Gamblers

It's one of my favorite scenes from Jurassic Park, when Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) utters the classic phrase, "Life Finds a Way". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oijEsqT2QKQ I thought of that line while reading a recent Wall Street Journal story by Andrew Beaton and Jared Diamond about sports betting. Apparently, it's been a difficult time for some hard-core … Continue reading Life Finds a Way, and So Do Gamblers

My Phone and I Are Lost Without the World of Sports…

A few days ago I did some organizing on my cell phone, trying to reduce both the number of apps I have as well as consolidate similar apps into groups to cut down on the number of screens I have. I was able to go from six screens to two, and I only left a … Continue reading My Phone and I Are Lost Without the World of Sports…