Penn State and NCAA – Putting Football First Sends a Bad Message

As I continue to follow the Penn State crisis, now in its 8th month, I am disappointed in the decisions that all the parties involved continue to make. The NCAA has never been a popular organization when it comes to managing the process of keeping student athletes students first athletes second. Continue reading

NFL Fantasy Owners – Visit to Eagles Training Camp

This past Friday I took my annual visit to Lehigh Universityto check out Philadelphia Eagle’s training camp. This year I brought along my uncle Hank and his life-long friend Roy. Both are owners in our fantasy football league. I tied in the trip to camp and lunch at P.J. Whelihan’s as reward for help with a furniture move.  Continue reading

A subsciber’s advice to the Morning Call newspaper

I have been a subscriber/reader of the Morning Call since taking my first job in the Lehigh Valley in 1989 at the old George Washington Lodge on McArthur Rd. The paper does a better job than anyone turning over leads for sales professionals in the tourism business. They get all the news and PR releases before anyone else and their stories in the morning paper are a great source. Continue reading

Perfection requires Entire Team Effort

A perfect game in baseball is similar to a perfect sellout for a hotel.

Mark Buehrle’s perfect game on July 23rd, 2009 demonstrated how everyone on the Chicago White Sox was performing at a high level and contributed to the rare fete, a perfect game. Although much of the celebration and accolades go to the pitcher, a true sports fan knows that it took a complete team effort to accomplish what has only been done 18 times in the past 125 years. Continue reading

Baseball Gods – Please forgive the Morning Call

I opened my Morning Call Sunday inserts to see the glossy poster celebrating the Phillies Playoff success, only to be stunned by the complete insult to the Team. Not sure what kind of thought goes into making a decision as to which players are named on the poster, but obviously not much. Continue reading