State of the NBA brand: Super teams and tanking ones

State of the NBA brand: Super teams and tanking ones

NBA brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 March 2018 State of the NBA brand: Super teams and tanking ones I am a cynical old fart whenever I ponder the goings on with the NBA brand. It’s kind of comical, really. Look back over the course of my blogs on...
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...
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...
The ego of Kyrie Irving needs a basketball team of its own

The ego of Kyrie Irving needs a basketball team of its own

Kyrie Irving Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 July 2017 The ego of Kyrie Irving needs a basketball team of its own I’ll put this bluntly, Kyrie Irving, the #2 superstar on the Cleveland Cavaliers, is losing his ever loving mind. Kyrie Irving is one...
LaVar Ball makes it hard to root for his son

LaVar Ball makes it hard to root for his son

LaVar Ball Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 May 2017 LaVar Ball makes it hard to root for his son Here’s some straight truth. I’ve seen Lonzo Ball play basketball only a few times. I know the UCLA freshman has legitimate hardwood talent,...
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...
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

Durant Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 July 2016 Kevin Durant 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...
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...
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...