Rick Burton was Director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at The University of Oregon. He sees the traditional sports business model being challenged. He frets that young people may be losing interest in sports for a whole bunch of reasons. Here he explains why.
Big money prize pay-offs have spread through sports and now are a part of nearly every major event. Sponsors love the strong impressions, teams love the entertainment value, and fans love the drama.
A legendary mascot performer hung up his tights and wings last spring after 17 seasons with the Hornet’s organization. Michael Zerrillo gives us the buzz on his career as an NBA mascot in a Gameops.com Interview.
Calgary Flames Geordie Macleod shares their unique wedding proposal philosophy and we look at some winning examples of Game Ops-aided proposals.
Our Interview with author Paul Dickson. His biography of Bill Veeck expertly captures the entertaining and playful Veeck who is the Godfather of Game Operations and Entertainment. Dickson shares stories from his work on this highly recommended book.
Fans witnessing Bromley Lowe’s final moments as a Major League Baseball mascot saw him taking off his size 22 floppy shoes and leaving them on the pitcher’s mound. But that wasn’t the end for Bromley as a performer…it was just the beginning.
Cudo talks with Author Rafi Kohan talk about Bill Veeck’s continued influence, the odor of a mascot, where halftime acts come from, the balance between Winning and Fun and more.
Our interview with Steve Koonin is the CEO of the Atlanta Hawks on game presentation, social media and marketing.
ESPN Senior Writer Zach Lowe once covered crime, city and state government and now talks NBA, mascots and court designs. This is our interview from October 2014.
Interview with Tampa Bay Lightning’s John Franzone. John talks about staying on brand with your show, cowbells and much more.