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Why Sports Professionals Must Attend Conferences

Have you ever attended a sports conference? Most sports professionals who have know how valuable they are. Things change when you meet people face to face.  I don’t know how the chemicals in our bodies transform when we actually see how someone looks, listen to the sound of their voice, touch their hand when we…

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The Sports Executives Association

The Sports Executives Association is coming soon.  Many of you have asked for more information, and emailing me about the release date.  It’s coming soon, and I wanted to thank you for your patience. I don’t want to spoil all of the goods by sharing with you every last detail, but I wanted to share…

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Interview with Jeff Chapman, NFL Statistician

This week Matt Crevin from Voice from the Box interviews Jeff Chapman. Jeff is a top flight statistician for radio and TV broadcasts. With most sports being so numbers driven, Jeff provides detail about his role and what it takes to crunch the numbers and provide the information to the broadcasters.

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Interview with Jim Mercurio of the San Francisco 49ers

This week Matt Crevin from, Voice of the Box, interviews Jim Mercurio, VP of Stadium Operations and Security for the San Francisco 49ers. Jim is like a mayor of a small city on GameDays and is directly responsible for anywhere between 1,200 and 1,400 employees. Jim discusses the numerous jobs that fall under his management…

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For Iverson and the Sixers, the Answer is Social Media

For the record, I am a Sixers fan, and I love Allen Iverson. The Background Three years ago, yesterday, Allen Iverson asked for a trade from the Philadelphia 76ers. “As hard as it is to admit,” he said, “a change may be the best thing for everyone.” Eleven days later, Iverson was traded to the…

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Interview with Dave Kranz of the San Francisco 49ers

This weeks feature by Matt Crevin, Voice of the Box, is with Dave Kranz, head statistician for the San Francisco 49ners. Dave is the top man of an eight person crew responsible for recording the details of every play in an NFL game. Learn more about this unique role as Dave shares how he got…

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Sports Public Relations Critical to Athlete Playbook

We’ve heard the words “public relations” tossed around quite a bit this summer, particularly when an athlete or coach scrambles to save face after behaving badly. My concern as someone who’s worked in sports PR in some shape or form for most of my professional life, is that I increasingly hear consumers talk about press…

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Sports Media PR, Then and Now

As the old Virginia Slims tagline for the Women’s Tennis Tour said  in the 1970s, “WOW!” Oh, wait … that line was, “You’ve come a long way, baby.” The way publicists communicate with sports editors and reporters has changed along with the rest of the media world. What people on the outside of the industry may not know, however,…

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13 Underrated Sports Professionals on Twitter

Lewis asked me to highlight some of the most influential sports business people on Twitter, and I’m all about making Lewis, and more importantly the Sports Networker audience happy. But when I sat down to make that list, all I could think about was BORING! Those people aren’t hard to locate, in fact if they’ve…

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