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Top 5 Coaches (in movies)

With the passing of legendary actor Dennis Hopper over the weekend it reminded me of one of most cherished sports movie Hoosiers.   Dennis Hopper played an alcoholic father recruited by Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) as an assistant basketball coach for the small hoops crazy town of Hickory Indiana.  If you've played basketball or watched the [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:49:54+00:00 May 31st, 2010|Off Topic|1 Comment

#WriteTheFuture, Foursquare Search, Amare & Steele

New form of Athlete endorsement? Edition 5 of #BODSW, welcome to SportsGeek V2.0, what do you think? Socceroos left for South Africa this week but it was a their Facebook page getting praise gaining 30K+ fans via #WriteTheFuture campaign. (Hat tip to @bryonycole) Digital and social media pose biggest challenge, admits FC Barcelona [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:49:54+00:00 May 28th, 2010|News|2 Comments

Nike, ESPN, Aker & World Cup

New site design ready for launch soon? Do you like? Edition 4 of #BODSW, wow 4 straight weeks thanks Jerry Seinfeld - "Don't break the chain". Nike goes Viral in April - how Nike is taking a different approach in social media using their vast stable of athletes to promote the Nike brand [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:49:54+00:00 May 21st, 2010|News|0 Comments

New Sports Geek Anthem

Today, I went to an Austrade seminar on "Capitalising on US new media and entertainment opportunities". Great presentations on how the US market is recovering from the GFC and how Aussie tech & entertainment companies can enter & thrive in the US market. Ryan Stoner from Hooray & Patrick Barrett from E-Diary gave terrific insight [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:49:54+00:00 May 20th, 2010|Sports Geek TV|1 Comment

Dwayne Wade, Google with IPL & Phil

Edition 3 of #BODSW, around the web… We Want Wade – great digital campaign by Miami Heat to get fans behind Dwyane Wade to stay in Miami when the NBA's big free agency scramble begins. Absolutely love the Do's & Don't's for fans.  Expect social media to be big in NBA free agency. Need more [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:49:54+00:00 May 14th, 2010|News|2 Comments

Social Media & Charities, Facebook Changes & Real Madrid

Edition 2 of #BODSW, lets get cracking… Harry O'Brien's open letter to Barack Obama – great example from AFL footballer @Harry_O on how an athlete can use blogging & social media to achieve goals outside sport.  Here's the Herald Sun's take on Harry's request. NBA using social media to support charities – another way sports [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:49:55+00:00 May 7th, 2010|News|6 Comments

Goodbye Texas Stadium. KABOOM!

Texas Stadium has been replaced by Cowboys Stadium which is a phenomenal venue.  It's always sad to see old sports venues be replaced as we lose a piece of sports history in the process.  Locals told me when I was in Dallas on #sportsgeektrip that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was trying to sell the [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:49:55+00:00 May 5th, 2010|Stadiums|1 Comment

AAMI Park signage misses mark

As I walked past construction workers putting the finishing touches on the “Bubble Dome” to be known as AAMI Park, I couldn't help thinking the naming rights signage was a missed opportunity.  AAMI recently won the naming rights for Melbourne's newest sporting stadium but they must be disappointed on two points.  Obviously the current problems [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:49:55+00:00 May 3rd, 2010|Stadiums|5 Comments