Interview with Eric Beard, founder of A Football Report, curated articles on football (MDE65) cc @bearderic

Minter Dialogue #65 This interview is with Eric Beard (left), whom I met at SXSW2013 thanks to my friend Jennifer Preston at the NYT.  Eric is founder and Editor-in-Chief at “A Football Report” (AFR) which has over 300,000 followers on Tumblr. … Continue reading

Why I find professional football (aka soccer) so unfortunate?

I am mortified when I see the values of the highest paid and most watched football players and managers.  It’s a disgrace.  Watching the most recent Euro 2012 tournament which winds up tonight, I have been reminded about the way … Continue reading

Philadelphia Eagles fly by the Vikings in Wildcard Playoff 2009

In the National Football League (that’s American Football), the Philadelphia Eagles [my preferred NFL team] made it into the 2009 playoffs with a wild card berth, thanks to a thrashing of the pre-season champion favourites Dallas Cowboys 44-6 in the … Continue reading

Association Football’s continuing popularity despite all the diving…

What makes association football—a.k.a. soccer–the world’s most popular sport? Clearly, as a professional player, there is the attraction of fame, fortune and free tattoos. But what’s in it for the spectators who are paying top dollar to go to the … Continue reading

Turkey dramatically defeats Croatia in penalties in Euro 2008 Quarter-Finals

Turkey produced miracle #3 of the Euro 2008 tournament by beating Croatia in the quarter finals in the most unlikeliest of circumstances. After regulation, the match was 0-0. Some might ask how a 0-0 game can be exciting. Well, sometimes, … Continue reading

Sports Sponsorship from Lovemark Emirates Airline

I had a marvelous marketing moment recently. I was walking down the Champs Elysées and, having just flown and enormously enjoyed Emirates Airline, I saw a photograph [left] on this storefront of a Paris St-Germain (PSG) football player wearing his … Continue reading