The Color of Money: Bruce Levenson, the Atlanta Hawks, and Atlanta Thrashers
Today came the news that former Atlanta Thrashers co-owner and soon-to-be-ex-Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson jotted down some stream-of-consciousness garbage in which he perpetuates and caters to both black and white stereotypes (and Southern ones, too, for good measure) and emailed it to his co-owners. You can read the text of that email here.
Devising a marketing strategy by drawing lines…
2015 Women’s World Cup - You Want to Go After the Grass, You Have to Go After the Green
Over on The Equalizer, Jeff Kassouf reports several high-profile international women’s soccer players including Abby Wambach and Germany’s Nadine Angerer have retained legal council in preparation for a turf war (womp womp) over the use of artificial grass at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada.
I’ve been frustrated by the lack of cohesive action from the players. As I’ve said before,…
Updated: Women’s Soccer Pro, Semi-Pro and Pro-Am Teams in North America
It looks better over on Google. So click it!
I’ve finally updated the WoSoPro map for 2014. Click the image above to go to an interactive map.
I decided to use the stadium locations for the pins rather than the contact information, just in case, for example, the contact person lives in a land far, far away.
Neutral on the Mic, but Not in my Heart
I’ve been a P.A. announcer at Emory for ten years, and I’ve seen a lot of stuff. Overtime goals, KO’d players, bottom-of-the-7th grand slams. I can keep an even vocal tone whether I’m excited, disappointed, astounded, confused, etc. Saturday’s NCAA softball Super Regional put that ability to the test.
Part II: “Wanted: Women’s Soccer Coach”
Scene: Beacon Staffing HQ
We return to Beacon CEO Ross Rossington’s office. He is beaming over U.S. Soccer’s hiring of Jill Ellis as the new head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team, since it was he who suggested her as a candidate.
Ross: Well, there, see, we finally got them their female American coach after all!
Michelle: British, sir.
Ross: She’s not American? I thought she was…
USWNT Coach Tom Sermanni Fired: What Happened
Oops, forgot to put a question mark in the title up there. My bad!
As expected, today’s presser with U.S. Soccer head honcho Sunil Gulati was a master class in spin. (Full disclosure: I wasn’t in on the media call. I read parts of a transcript later). If you want to know more about what was said, check out Jeff Kassouf’s article for NBC Sports Soccer, and you definitely should read former USWNT…