UCLA basketball brand, what does it mean now?

UCLA basketball brand, what does it mean now?

UCLA basketball thieves Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 November 2017 UCLA basketball brand as it stands now The UCLA basketball brand suffers a major wound. It has been many years since NCAA basketball fans talked about the BRAND of UCLA basketball. The...
NFL Issues: What’s the future look like?

NFL Issues: What’s the future look like?

A look at the current state of the NFL NFL Issues: What’s the future look like? All sports leagues should have these problems. While the NFL issues range from protests to falling ratings to concerns over concussions, the league still remains the most popular sports...
Under Armour trips and falls

Under Armour trips and falls

Failing Under Armour Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 November 2017 Under Armour sinks What happened to Under Armour? According to an article in the Washington Post everything is wrong. The paper likens it to a perfect storm. Retailer uncertainty just...
It’s official. The NBA Finals are booooorrriiiing.

It’s official. The NBA Finals are booooorrriiiing.

NBA Finals Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 June 2017 It’s official. The NBA Finals are booooorrriiiing. The image of Steph Curry seemingly napping on the sideline as his Golden State Warriors once again trounced the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of...
Brand Blindness. Brand Loyalty. Persuasive.

Brand Blindness. Brand Loyalty. Persuasive.

Brand Blindnes is Brand Loyalty Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 April 2017 Brand loyalty and brand blindness Did you know that brand loyalty is a form of brand blindness? Even though most of us believe we act rationally, self-identification is a form of...
Players made a mockery of NBA All Star voting

Players made a mockery of NBA All Star voting

Players made a mockery of NBA All Star voting Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 January 2017 A third of the players didn’t even vote for LeBron James In my mind, I delude myself into thinking the NBA doesn’t do much for me. However, I find myself...
Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Already dead. Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business. Are Sears and Macy’s in the throes of a death struggle? The problem with Sears and Macy’s won’t be solved with store consolidation, liquidation or closures. And the problem is...
Tim Duncan, the quiet superstar

Tim Duncan, the quiet superstar

Tim Duncan, the quiet superstar Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 July 2016 Tim Duncan was an unique superstar Less than a week ago, I wrote about Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder. If you missed the blog, my position rested...
Durant moves on but something is lost

Durant moves on but something is lost

I’ve never been much a fan of the NBA. For me, college basketball has always seemed the truer sport. Teams feel different. With college ball, you can recognize a club by the defenses or offenses they play. Not true with the NBA. Most teams look and play the same...
The Pat Summitt Brand

The Pat Summitt Brand

The Brand of Pat Summitt Pat Summitt knew, but you might not know, that many many years ago I owned a scouting service for Division 1 NCAA basketball programs. Women’s Division 1 NCAA basketball programs. I was privileged to meet and get to know many of the basketball...
How LeBron went from villain to hero

How LeBron went from villain to hero

How LeBron went from villain to hero Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 June 2016 LeBron was about his hometown fans this season How did LeBron James go from villain to hero? Maybe those are stark definitions, but I don’t sense the same nationwide...
Olympic doping is a symptom not a cause

Olympic doping is a symptom not a cause

Olympic doping is a symptom not a cause Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 May 2016 The win at all costs mentality brings doping on   Olympic doping? Remember when Captain Renault (Claude Raines from the 1942 movie Casablanca) famously said “I’m...