Sports and News Links – May 12, 2011

We’ve had some news popping up in the sports world over the past 2 days.  Let’s get to the business at hand. The downfall of national sportswriter and provocateur Jay Mariotti has taken another sad and sorry turn.  Mariotti was charged with three felonies, including felony stalking, after he confronted his ex-girlfriend on the same day a court…

Sportsmanship Isn’t Just for Sports

Thursday night, I sat in on a lecture by Dr. P.M. Forni about civility as part of the “Better Together Iowa” series, hosted by Drake University, Character Counts in Iowa, IPTV, and Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, among several sponsors.  I won’t get into the intellectual discussion of what Forni said and what I…

News and Sports Links – January 17, 2010

Today, we have some linkage for your reading pleasure.  We have more about the state of mental illness, a court case that could dramatically affect how high school sports are being streamed online, and a pro sports owner who is using “new media” to get his team’s message across. In this Sunday’s Des Moines Register,…

Branding, pay cuts, and Lord Stanley

I haven’t written anything sports-related for a while. It’s a good time to get back into it as the Stanley Cup finals are set, the NBA are having their conference finals, baseball is motoring along, and the World Cup is looming. Let me preface that I have no idea where LeBron James is going. I…