Money drives Washington Redskins name change

Money drives Washington Redskins name change

Washington Redskins Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 July 2020 Money drives Washington Redskins name change In the 1976 classic All the President’s Men, Deep Throat becomes agitated with Bob Woodward (played by Robert Redford) over his lack of progress in...
League accepting NFL protests. Tide turning?

League accepting NFL protests. Tide turning?

NFL protests Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 June 2020 League accepting NFL protests. Tide turning? If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past few days, it’s that the NFL players own a lot more power than they (or we) previously thought. The...
The NFL Draft: The league gets lucky

The NFL Draft: The league gets lucky

The NFL Draft Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 April 2020 The NFL Draft: The league gets lucky I’m not the biggest NFL fan (I prefer the college level), but I do find the actions of sports’ most valuable brand interesting and often amusing. Gronk going to...
NFL free agency at least provides a distraction

NFL free agency at least provides a distraction

NFL free agency Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 March 2020 NFL free agency at least provides a distraction Things are certainly in a strange place. People continue to be holed up and will be for the foreseeable future. All the while, a crazy NFL free...
Legal sports betting is here. What now?

Legal sports betting is here. What now?

Sports betting Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 May 2018 Legal sports betting is here. What now? What are the ramifications of legal sports betting on professional leagues? For college sports? Hell, for the Westminster Dog Show? I’m joking on that last...
TV streaming revolution charges ahead with ESPN Plus

TV streaming revolution charges ahead with ESPN Plus

ESPN Plus Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 April 2018 TV streaming revolution charges ahead with ESPN Plus It’s happening. With television viewing moving away from cable and satellite, it’s the streaming services taking control of our lives. The last fort...
The much-needed rebranding of Papa Johns pizza

The much-needed rebranding of Papa Johns pizza

Papa Johns pizza Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 March 2018 The much-needed rebranding of Papa Johns pizza Rest in Peace, Papa Johns pizza. Or, at least, it was (not) nice knowing founder John Schnatter. The day after NFL fires Papa Johns pizza as the...
NFL TV ratings slump is a mirage

NFL TV ratings slump is a mirage

NFL TV ratings Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 January 2018 NFL TV ratings slump is a mirage One look at Nielson’s NFL TV ratings for 2017, and it demonstrates that we should all just take a deep breath when it comes to downfall of the NFL. First off,...
The benching of Eli Manning embarrasses the franchise

The benching of Eli Manning embarrasses the franchise

Eli Manning Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 December 2017 The benching of Eli Manning embarrasses the franchise The attitudes of some professional athletes cream my corn. But that isn’t the case when it comes to New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. To...
Bob McNair, player protests and the real NFL problem

Bob McNair, player protests and the real NFL problem

Bob McNair and the Houston Texans Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 October 2017 Bob McNair, player protests and the real NFL problem NFL players sit during the National Anthem. The Houston Texans practically revolt after owner Bob McNair says the NFL can’t...
How can Cam Newton be so stupid?

How can Cam Newton be so stupid?

Cam Newton Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 October 2017 How can Cam Newton be so stupid? Checking my calendar. It is 2017, right? Not the 60s or something? Because I wonder after Cam Newton’s answer to a question from Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan...
The brand failure of the Los Angeles Chargers

The brand failure of the Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 October 2017 The brand failure of the Los Angeles Chargers The first quarter of the 2017 NFL season demonstrates that the Chiefs rock, the Patriots defense sucks, Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed...