Game Over

Auto workers are far from the only ones being shit on by this economic storm that continues to tear through the nation. Now, we can also count professional football players among the unemployed. According to Ad Age: The Arena Football League — generally regarded as one of the better-run leagues in the country, with a […]

User-Centric Design Is Also Ad-Centric Design For ESPN

ESPN.com believes less is more when it comes to digital design (and I’d tend to agree). According to The New York Times, the sports site is about to go a major design overhaul. Currently, sports fans are greeted by “intense coverage of every major sport from the get-go.” John Skipper, ESPN’s executive vice president for […]

Paulson Park at Citi Field

Daniel Gross, the Moneybox columnist for Slate, business columnist for Newsweek, and author of Pop! Why Bubbles Are Great for the Economy questions the wisdom of stadium naming rights in this time of publicly funded bank bailouts. Citi Field is also a tough one. In 2006, Citi signed a $400 million, 20-year deal to name […]

Elite Runners and Their Shoe Brand Schooled By A Teacher

Elitism sucks. It doesn’t matter where it’s found, it sucks. Arien O’Connell, a fifth grade school teacher from New York, found it on Sunday when she finished this year’s Nike Women’s Marathon, with a time 11 minutes faster than any other runner. Yet, she was not declared the winner because she was not registered as […]

The Face of The NHL Brand

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins is sometimes called “The Next One” by fans. It’s a flattering reference to “The Great One,” a.k.a. Wayne Gretzky. “He’s their LeBron,” said Bruce Jacobson of Young & Rubicam, the advertising agency that created the N.H.L.’s new star-centric campaign. In addition to Crosby, ads will feature Patrick Kane of […]

Blogging Gets Its Turn At The Plate

Major League Baseball is spending $65 million this fall to advertise its postseason action, according to The New York Times. When Major League Baseball was looking for a pitchman last year for the postseason, it turned to the social networking site MySpace and found that Dane Cook, the comedian and actor, had a lot of […]

This Looks Like A Fun Account

New creative from RPA in Santa Monica: p.s. The college football season kicks off this weekend. I hope you’re ready for it. Share

NFL Stars Make V-Formation for Reebok’s Speedwick Performance T-Shirt

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Actually, Basketball Is Fake And Pro Wrestling Is Real

I’m not an NBA fan, but this Ad Age story is wild: According to a new survey of 907 people released exclusively to Ad Age today, more than one-third (37%) of respondents believe that the National Basketball Association somewhat or very likely alters the outcomes of its games. The YouGovPolimetrix Omnibus Poll found that among […]

Barkley Pedals A Lifestyle

Barkley is sponsoring a bike racing team to the tune of $50,000, according to Stuart Elliott. The goal of the agency’s stake in the Hincapie Barkley development team is meant to deliver experience in sports marketing as well as access to consumers who are young — or young at heart. “It’s a great way, a […]