John Skipper, ESPN President and Co-Chairman of Disney Media Networks, has an unmistakable southern accent. It is the type of drawl that makes you sit up straight, lean toward the edge of your seat, and hang on his every word.
He grabs your attention.
His tenure at ESPN began in 1997 as the senior vice president and general manager of ESPN Th[...]
As a female journalist and sports fan, I cannot help but notice that people are often
uncomfortable talking about women’s sports. And when the subject of creating platforms specifically dedicated to female athletes and sports fans arises the conversation goes from uncomfortable to divisive.
There are those who are firmly against any progr[...]
Winning in the world of sports boils down to execution. Make plays. Score points. Win games. Become a champion.
The same can be said for the business of sports. Create a plan. Market the product. Identify sponsors. Sell tickets. Capture fans.
Historically, professional sports franchises and leagues that thrive season after season, on and off [...]
What are the odds of raising two children who grow up to become number one NFL draft picks, as well as Super Bowl Champions and MVPs in back-to-back seasons?
Well, my research did not uncover this statistic, but according to the NFL Players Association, “of the 100,000 high school seniors who play football every year, only 215 will make an NFL r[...]