Junior League Softball, “The Finger”, and adult overreaction

KIDS DO THE DUMBEST THINGS. Let us consider for a moment, "the finger". Hands up from everyone in the audience who ever did something incredibly foolish when they were kids, let's say from 10-15 years of age? I'm not talking about anything criminal here. I'm talking about something just plain stupid to the point of [...]

Steve Bartman: A World Series ring well earned

Steve Bartman goes from fan to fiend in record time Fair to say that if the Chicago Cubs had not won their long-sought after and painfully desired World Series title last season, we would not be here today discussing the final chapter in the tale of Steve Bartman. How an entire city and even certain [...]

Fake rape & the Texas teen: Prison beckons for one lie

A DESERVED LIFETIME MARK FOR A LYING ABOUT RAPE Many of you will recall we discussed and covered in-depth the story of Texas teenager Breana Talbott and her lie about being the victim of rape back in March of this year. It was a hard lesson in the use and misuse of social media, but [...]

How edgy is “too edgy” for Disney & Jake Paul?

JAKE PAUL & THAT 'DOWN HOME FAMILY" DISNEY IMAGE It's a good question concerning "You Tube" star Jake Paul. Especially when you consider Disney likes a nice, homespun image on on hand, yet they know what it takes for something or someone to captivate the audience they want and need to make a profit. How [...]

Damon Wayans Jr. Tweet: Insulting or Misunderstood Humor?

Damon Wayans Jr. is a very funny man who crosses the line to make a point. Damon Wayans Jr. is an insensitive race-baiter who ruins his image by taking a joke too far on Independence Day.   Which one is he?   Now THERE is a simple question that could be the least simple query [...]

Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Career Over with “Slave Cops” Comment

In my career covering the NFL, I cannot recall a more polarizing figure than Colin Kaepernick. There have certainly been others whose words and actions have enraged and created debate, but Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the National Anthem at NFL games touched a nerve made more raw by the political tenor of the Nation. [...]

“Crossing the Line”. Anyone Know Where “The Line” Is?

Crossing the line. We keep hearing about "crossing the line" these days, more often than not when it comes to what is now considered comedy and jokes. But whether you are a member of corporate leadership or the newest member of a work force, you MUST every single day confront this issue because it can [...]

CEO Playbook: Would You Hire These People?

This is the "CEO Playbook", and the questions posed here will change the way you create and cultivate your corporate culture. Recent events have led us to a number of examples where those in charge of any business, the CEO, the individual in charge, should be asking themselves a simple question. In light of what [...]

Colleen Campbell: No Second Chances For Drunken TV “Reporter”

Colleen Campbell always wanted to be famous. Infamous? That's a different story. Hands up from anyone in the audience who imbibes from time to time and hasn't said or done something incredibly stupid while holding hands with Jack, Jose or Johnny. If you're on speaking terms with alcohol, you've been there. Even if it was [...]

UK Attacks Dominate “Top 5 Twits on Twitter”

It has come to the point where I personally have no sympathy for people that can't seem to grasp the sheer idiocy of misusing social media, especially Twitter. Pitbull's embarrassing attempt on Memorial Day was the worst example. Until now. Obviously, it didn't take long at all for another record to be broken by someone [...]