An Ever-Widening Cupspiracy

New ESPN column today — look here.

Meanwhile: Last Thursday, I let loose with a rant about the MLB/Gatorade shenanigans. Then I had a follow-up piece on Friday. And on Monday I summarized all the nonsense in a piece for Business Week.

Now the floodgates have opened. All sorts of people are telling me […]

Views from the Elysian Fields: The Hubertushirschen of NBA Jersey Sponsorship

By Morris Levin

“The Hubertushirschen of NBA Jersey Sponsorship”

The photograph above is of Bundesliga Eintracht Braunschweig players in 1973. (The team has since been relegated, and plays in the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga.) The players are wearing the team jersey featuring the club crest, changed that year to resemble the brand logo of Jägermeister, the […]

No No No

By Phil Hecken

It’s been a big past few days in the uni-verse, so much so that there are really three big stories on the front burner today. They’re all pretty bad, each in its own way. But let’s start with the two freshest.

As most of you probably know, Joe is gone now…good […]

Stands for ‘Noxious Corporate Abhorrent Advertising’

Some folks out there think I’m opposed to advertising, but that’s not true. I’m just opposed to advertising where it doesn’t belong. And do you know where it doesn’t belong? Here, I will tell you:

On the sidewalk. In a historic district. Where sidewalk advertising is illegal. Tied to a sporting event whose advertising […]