Finally, the day has come that I am taking my blog live. It has been a labor of love the past several months. For those of you that don’t know I am on a quest to become an owner of a professional sports franchise (See My Story in About Alana for the background details). I would love to be an owner in the NBA, WNBA, NFL, or MLB. Essentially, I want to combine my entrepreneurial spirit along with my love of sports. I decided that until I reach my goal I will blog about it. This blog will allow me to keep my goal and dream alive. As long as www.iwanttobeanowner.com is live, my dream will stay alive right along with it.
Also, I really enjoy talking about sports, and I think I have a unique perspective that others will enjoy reading about. I plan to blog about current events – especially as it relates to ownership/management. I did a little a blog research before starting mine and I found that there are plenty of sites out there that discuss the athletes, but I have yet to come across any sites that specifically digest sports ownership. I will discuss decisions that owners have made, should make, or will make. And I will add my two cents by describing what I would do or would have done if I was in their position. I also hope to have a few interviews here and there featuring current owners or front-office management (My interview wish list will be coming soon). Last but not least, some of the best blogs out there have reader participation. So please leave comments and tell me what you think – there’s no me without you.
A couple of more things before I go…I want to thank several special people that made this blog possible. My family has been very supportive along the way – especially Ed, my big bro. When I first told him that I wanted to blog about sports ownership he gave me the two thumbs up. While I hoped that he would ghost write it for me, for those of you that don’t know he’s an amazing writer. He did, however, suggest the title. I have to admit I wasn’t sold on it at first. But after watching a television interview featuring Bob Beaudine, Sports & Entertainment Search Executive and author of The Power of Who, it became clear to me that this was the perfect title. I realized that I shouldn’t feel the need to disguise what I want, sugar coat it, or hope that others will get what I am trying to say without me really saying it. Ask for what you want! In the end this was the one and only title to select.
Another special thank you goes to my web designer Nicki from In the Designs. Nicki is an up-and-coming designer and is extremely talented. Her prices are very reasonable and the finish product is amazing. I am soooo glad that I decided to hire In the Designs to put this all together.
So without further ado I present to you….. I Want To Be An Owner.