The Best NBA Schedule Release Content, Ranked

The NBA released its full 2018-19 schedule Friday.  As has become an annual tradition, digital content departments released a variety of fun and unique content pieces to distribute the schedule to their fans.  I went through all 30 teams’ schedule release content pieces on Twitter and ranked them. You probably didn’t see all of these because the NBA, for God knows what reason, moved away … Continue reading The Best NBA Schedule Release Content, Ranked

How the ‘Emoji Schedule’ Came To Be

As the NBA gets set to release its 2018-19 schedule this week, I find it fascinating that the “emoji schedule” we published when I was at the Hawks in 2016 is still being talked about.  An executive from the organization recently referenced the unique adaptation of the schedule in an interview, nearly two years after it was published.  Below is a brief overview of how … Continue reading How the ‘Emoji Schedule’ Came To Be

Social On The Sidelines Podcast

I had the privilege of joining social counterparts Amara Baptist and Shahbaz Khan on their new podcast ‘Social on the Sidelines’.  Shahbaz is the Senior Manager of Digital Content for the Timberwolves, and Amara is the Digital Manager for the Blazers. We discussed everything from NBA social successes to advice for newbies to industry challenges, and much more. Give it a listen here. Continue reading Social On The Sidelines Podcast

Sports-Ish With Chad Shanks: Team Social Media in the Rise of NBA Twitter

Chad Shanks is a Content Creative for StatMuse, a creative technology company offering a language-based artificial intelligence platform for enhancing sports fan engagement.  Before that, he worked as the Social Manager for the Houston Rockets, doing basically the same job I did at the Hawks.  Chad is familiar with NBA Twitter and was among the original social managers during the era when NBA Twitter really started … Continue reading Sports-Ish With Chad Shanks: Team Social Media in the Rise of NBA Twitter

My 2018 MLB Predictions

Before each of the major sports seasons, my three brothers and I make our predictions for that sport.  It typically involves who we think will make the playoffs, our League/Conference championship picks, our overall champion, and major league awards.  The picks go into a Google Sheet and we compare at the end of every season.  You can say we’re competitive. We made our MLB picks … Continue reading My 2018 MLB Predictions

Amateurism Needs To End, But Schools Should Still Be Punished Now

The NCAA amateurism debate has raged on for some time now, but the heat got cranked all the way up beginning in September when the FBI’s investigation led to the arrest of 10 men in cases involving bribery, fraud and money laundering. It has only escalated since (Google it if you’d like to catch up), and many are coming to the defense of the players … Continue reading Amateurism Needs To End, But Schools Should Still Be Punished Now