Category Archives: Teams, Leagues

Vancouver Whitecaps

Benchmarking passion for team, league, and sport

In 2011, Major League Soccer (MLS) will invite 2 more teams into the fold – the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Portland Timbers – bringing the total to 18 teams in…

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Sports sponsorship “practice” that can be perfect

We have seen a major rise in sponsorships/partnerships involving teams, leagues, and organizations and a host of charitable, humanitarian and other socially-related causes. Those are efforts that we highlight here…

New York Cosmos

Rebirth of a sports legend? The New York Cosmos

The late 1970s and early 1980s featured maybe what was the initial version of the term Galacticos made famous by football/soccer teams such as Real Madrid and Chelsea. Powerhouses that…

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Green Bay Packers plant roots on and off the field

A positive trend over the past few years is the use, by teams and individuals, to tie in performance on the field of play with a socially responsible effort off…

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Heeding the call of sports – Rugby’s Ben Cohen

Often you see mention of the “sounds and smell” of sports. That could mean the smell of the soccer/football field, the rich aroma of hot dogs, or the non-stop chants…

MLB shines a light for those stuck in darkness

Sports Illustrated had a powerful story recently about players in Major League Baseball who have or currently dealing with issues of anxiety, depression and other mental illness. These players are…

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Taking the show on the road (Mets and Marlins)

Barnstorming, the idea of visiting multiple locations playing the local sports team, is a long-standing tradition. However, with the advent of professional leagues, and (mostly) stable franchises, the idea of…

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Free agency, free hope – LeBron, Wade, Bosh, etc.

The NBA free agency kicked off today, July 1, at 12:01am. While this is the most anticipated free agent class ever, I don’t hold out a lot of hope that…

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Volunteering return on investment? Immeasurable

Volunteering is a mindset, one that puts service to others front and center in one’s personal development. Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, but we…

Up and close and personal (New England’s Leadership Blitz)

I don’t play golf. Good chance I never will. I know that precludes me from “making business deals on the course” but I think I am okay with that. I…