An NFL Minor League. Smart. Very Smart

An NFL Minor League. Smart. Very Smart

An NFL Minor League. Smart. Very Smart Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 January 2017 An NFL minor league would help the battle against CTE Think again if an NFL minor league seems like a stupid idea. It will happen. As a matter of fact, I believe it is a...
FS1 making its pitch even if it’s hard to find

FS1 making its pitch even if it’s hard to find

FS1 making its pitch even if it’s hard to find Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 October 2016 World Series raising profile of FS1 You’re not alone if you’ve been searching your TV guide looking for the baseball playoffs and becoming confused. The...
NFL ratings dip and concern increases

NFL ratings dip and concern increases

NFL ratings dip and concern increases Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2016 NFL ratings dip and concern increases Believe the NFL ratings say “too much of a good thing” Pundits are coming up with all sorts of reasons for the dip in NFL...
Arnold Palmer, a pioneer and a dealer in hope

Arnold Palmer, a pioneer and a dealer in hope

Arnold Palmer, a pioneer and a dealer in hope Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 September 2016 He was a giant in many areas It doesn’t take a brand strategist to figure out the appeal of Arnold Palmer. He was one of us. Before Palmer, golf was a sport for...
Fantasy football has overtaken the NFL

Fantasy football has overtaken the NFL

Fantasy football and the NFL Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 August 2016 Fantasy football has overtaken the NFL For years I have been waffling on my feelings about fantasy sports, especially fantasy football. The cynic in me immediately disliked the...
Should anyone sponsor the Denver Broncos?

Should anyone sponsor the Denver Broncos?

Brand Sponsorship. Broncos. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 August 2016 Should anyone sponsor the Denver Broncos?  When Sports Authority closed its doors due to bankruptcy, that left the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos in a dilemma. What...
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...
The UCLA Under Armour deal is hypocritical

The UCLA Under Armour deal is hypocritical

UCLA and Under Armour just announced a shoe and apparel deal worth about $280 million over the next 15 years. The deal covers all sports at UCLA and is the largest shoe deal in the history of the NCAA, eclipsing last year’s $252 million deal between Nike and Ohio...
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...
Steph Curry has stayed true to himself

Steph Curry has stayed true to himself

Steph Curry has stayed true to himself Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 May 2016 Steph Curry is, in a word, fun Steph Curry won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award for the second straight year, becoming the first unanimous MVP in league history. That feat...
Bring on the March Madness

Bring on the March Madness

It’s March Madness time and let’s all participate in some illegal gambling! I kid, of course. Even I fill out a bracket, only to watch it be cut up into little pieces through the first weekend. The NCAA Tournament is the most unpredictable of sports events, and that’s...
Enjoy Stephen Curry

Enjoy Stephen Curry

In the “Get of my lawn!” segment of the week, former NBA great Oscar Robertson claimed that today’s players and coaches don’t know a thing about basketball, directing his criticism toward current MVP Stephen Curry. Robertson was always a cantankerous cuss, even during...