Posts in category "Social Media"

Google Glass, Google Hangouts... Now Google Breathalyzer!

Google Glass, Google Hangouts... Now Google Breathalyzer!
I’m not much of a gadget guy. And I like to make fun of stuff.  But two summers ago when I got an esteemed “invitation” to join Google+, I jumped all over it. Initially, all of my more tech-savvy and tech-connected friends had gotten their invites at G+’s launch and were trotting the social media... Read more »

Sporty Ideas for Casual Friday

Sporty Ideas for Casual Friday
I’ve been in the business world for approximately 20 years, and about two decades ago I noticed the slow rise of Casual Friday, a new American corporate tradition. As we all know, this day –sometimes a blowoff day, depending on what line of business you are in or what type of organization you work for–... Read more »

11 Things I Love That Have Nothing to Do with Sports

11 Things I Love That Have Nothing to Do with Sports
Before I started blogging a few years ago (and way before I started writing) I used to compile little notes about what I considered some of the more fun things in life. I figured that some of these things deserved their own list and their own recognition. Beyond that, there’s no other reason for writing... Read more »
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Cubs' Ricketts family should keep $$$ on the field, out of politics

Cubs' Ricketts family should keep $$$ on the field, out of politics
There’s a scene in the great sports film Moneyball where the assistant general manager played by Jonah Hill is having a chat about money. Here, big hitter David Justice, played by Stephen Bishop, is an Oakland A’s player who just a few years prior had played for the Yankees. His chief complaint is that the... Read more »

Google+ : Bad Toga Party or Ford Pinto?

Google+ : Bad Toga Party or Ford Pinto?
In the early 1970s, the Ford Motor Company marketed one of the biggest duds of all time, the Ford Pinto. Not only was the car ugly, coming in colors like dirt brown and lemon peel yellow, it had one ill-conceived safety flaw. That little flaw was that the engine and fuel tank filler were located... Read more »

FYI: Peeps, It's Roller Derby Week

FYI: Peeps, It's Roller Derby Week
That’s right, roller derby is back. And in anticipation of this great sport’s 2012 kickoff, we’ll post stories about roller derby all week long. Among the dozen stories coming up here’s a quick look at what’s rollin’: Monday ▪ A short history of Roller Derby in Chicago, and teams The Outfit and the Windy City... Read more »
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Soccer Player Fired for Homophobic Tweet

Sure, Lee Steele is a small fish in a small pond. And at 38, Steele, a striker for the non-league club Oxford City FC  — a club that would, by its size and fan base, be considered semi-professional in the US– ain’t no Chad Ochocinco. But with a storied  15-year career, in which he scored... Read more »

My Top Facebook Status Updates of 2011

My Top Facebook Status Updates of 2011
As bloggers we all have our past times. Some drink and swear. Some obsess about sports. Some reach for the heart. Others muse about sex and money. Some people list things. I manufacture and post ridiculous yet sometimes meaningful Facebook status update messages. We have to give the inventors of social media some credit for... Read more »

"Bear Down Chicago Bears" sounds like "Sit on my Face"

"Bear Down Chicago Bears" sounds like "Sit on my Face"
A couple of months ago during the off-season my insomnia got the best of me. When that happens and I’ve totally given up sleep I often hit YouTube to check out long lost favorites from my MTV childhood and other silly things. That day, a friend had sent me a photo of a toilet with... Read more »
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Billy Goats, Philly Squirrels and Other Varmints that Ruin Baseball Season

Billy Goats, Philly Squirrels and Other Varmints that Ruin Baseball Season
Consider social media just as good an up-to-the-minute news source as The Associated Press. You can feel the pulse of sports fans’ take in real-time so long as you’re attached to Twitter or EveryBlock. Better yet, fire up Facebook, since (admit it) you’re logged in right now. Within a minute of the St Louis Cardinals’... Read more »