Posts in category "Interviews"

NBA All Star Weekend 2013: Does Houston Have a Purple Drank Problem?

NBA All Star Weekend 2013: Does Houston Have a Purple Drank Problem?
HOUSTON, Texas – The National Basketball Association kicked off arguably American sports’ most celebrated All Star weekend Friday. A plethora of offerings on the court include the Sprint Celebrity All-Star Game, BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Sears Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, Sprite Slam Dunk Contest and the unsponsored D-League All... Read more »

Trading Firm Uses Sports to Recruit Talent

Trading Firm Uses Sports to Recruit Talent
THE FIELD It’s a relatively slow day for Chicago Board of Trade because it’s Veteran’s Day.  A slow day for the Board of Trade is a whirlwind everywhere else. Squares of trading slips liter the floor. Runners zip back and forth as wise cracks hurl across the room to continuously keep the mode light in... Read more »

Treston Irby: Confessions of a Former Boy Band Idol

Treston Irby: Confessions of a Former Boy Band Idol
The early 90s saw a plethora of chart topping boy bands. Boyz II Men, Shai and others came with hit after hit. In 1990, a group of kids called Hi Five from Waco, Texas stormed on the scene produced by legendary hit making producer Teddy Riley with the hit “Just Can’t Handle It”, reaching the... Read more »
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Exclusive Interview with ESPN's Scoop Jackson - Part II

Exclusive Interview with ESPN's Scoop Jackson  - Part II
This is a continuation of my exclusion discussion with ESPN columnist, on-air personality, and Chi-Town native Scoop Jackson. In Part II of this intriguing and engaging inerview, Scoop and I discuss a wide range of topics, from what finally made him finally say yes to ESPN, the uniqueness of his contract, race and the business... Read more »

Exclusive Interview with ESPN's Scoop Jackson - Part I

Exclusive Interview with ESPN's Scoop Jackson  - Part I
Winter has held on to Chicago like your big brother’s headlock. The weather finally breaks on a Tuesday, the morning I sit down to talk to ESPN columnist and on-air personality Scoop Jackson. I meet Scoop at Valois, a historic diner in the diverse Hyde Park neighborhood here in Chicago. Scoop is sporting his trademark... Read more »