Wednesday, July 28, 2010

#SIDChat Transcript for July 28

Had a record number of comments for this week's #SIDChat with 384.

There was lively discussing about cheerleading being ruled not to be a sport by a federal judge, press releases, stress relievers and wondering where summer went.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Why I run

For those of you who have not heard, I've started running. And despite the fact that I honestly can not remember the last time I ran in a race, I'm training to run a half-marathon.

Yes, you read that correctly: a HALF-MARATHON. Thirteen-point-one miles.

I am signed up to run a half-marathon in Columbus, Ohio, on October 17. Going to run with good friend and fellow SID Dave Parsons.

And the scary part of it all? I am enjoying it.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

#SIDChat Transcript for July 21

Had a great discussion at #SIDChat on July 21.

Had over 200 comments as we discussed the changing roles of SIDs, trying to disconnect from the job and technology and a couple other topics.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Not interactive online? Then what's the hold up?

The sports information profession has endured a vast number of changes throughout the years. There was once a time press releases were hammered out on a typewriter, scores and stories were called in to newspapers individually and dictated and stats were done by hand.

Word processors and PCs made life a little easier in the late 1980s and 1990s as did the fax machine. And the gods smiled down on SIDs in the mid-1990s with birth of Stat Crew.

But the biggest advancement  (or headache, depending on how you look at it) to the profession has been the Internet.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

#SIDChat Transcript for July 14

Had a great discussion on #SIDChat this week with 42 different participants.

Topics revolved around the CoSIDA Convention in San Francisco, flip cams, iPhone apps and pending closed captioning law.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Too many people to thank

Last weekend, I was blessed and honored by the NAIA and NAIA-SIDA as I received the 2010 Clarence "Ike" Pearson Award for outstanding service in sports information.

I can not begin to express how humbling it is for me to join the previous 33 Pearson Award winners in this exclusive club. To read the names of the previous award recipients is like reading a list of the "Who's Who in Sports Information." Not quite sure I deserve to be grouped with such company, but I grateful to be included among the best of the best.

There are so many people I would like to thank and I acknowledged most during my acceptance speech last week at Menlo (Calif.) College during the NAIA-SIDA luncheon. However, not everyone could be there, so I want to publicly thank everyone here.