Interviews

Gameops.com conducts a monthly interview covering some aspect of the sports entertainment and operations community. On this page you will find a link to the most recent Gameops.com Interview, as well as links to nearly 60 interviews with Industry Leaders from our archives.

Eric Bonanno – Hockey 101

Kentucky Thoroughblades VP Eric Bonanno talks about their promotion AHL Rules. The promotion doubled their average attendance and taught new fans which will likely expanded their future audiences.

Author Josh Pahigian

Our interview with Author Josh Pahigian. Josh’s book “The Amazing Baseball Adventure, Ballpark Wonders from the Bushes to the Show” covers 101 of the best game features in Minor League Baseball. We talk about his incredible insights from across baseball in this must read interview.

Rick Burton of University of Oregon

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.

Todd Overton – Prize Indemnification

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.

Michael Zerrillo – Unmasking Hugo the Hornet

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.

Paul Dickson – Author of Bill Veeck Bio

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.

Bromley Lowe – The YoJo Show

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.

Rafi Kohan – Author of The Arena

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.