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...
The NFL protests by its players risk disaster

The NFL protests by its players risk disaster

The NFL Protests Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 September 2017 NFL protests. The stakes are high. The NFL protests may be a danger to the US itself. What on earth is going on? Do you disagree with the NFL protests by many of the players? The ones where...
Who watches the MLB anymore? You?

Who watches the MLB anymore? You?

The MLB Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 31 July 2017 Who watches the MLB anymore? You? Believe it or not, I was watching SportsCenter this morning. The main topic concerned Adrian Beltre, becoming the first Dominican Republic native to reach 3,000 hits in a...
Madden NFL 18 shows NFL all in on Tom Brady

Madden NFL 18 shows NFL all in on Tom Brady

Madden NFL 18 and Tom Brady Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 May 2017 Madden NFL 18 shows NFL all in on Tom Brady This just in, NFL fans. The NFL is all in on Tom Brady. Just a year after the New England quarterback served a four-game suspension over...
Amazon NFL games are just the first steps

Amazon NFL games are just the first steps

Amazon NFL games are just the first steps Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 April 2017 There is more to come from Twitter, Google and Facebook Another sure sign TV isn’t like it once was. Amazon is paying $50 million to air the NFL’s Thursday night package...