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Managing the Foundation of Your Brand

Ira Kalb | Posted 01.22.2017 | Business
Ira Kalb

The recent election underscores the importance of properly creating and managing your Corporate Image - the foundation of most brands. Whether you are...

Suspended Tom Brady Promotes The 'Do Nothing' Life Wearing Uggs

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.12.2016 | Style

Nothing goes together like Tom Brady and a pair of Uggs, right? Is that not what you were thinking? It seems Brady has found something to do during h...

Tom Brady's Deflategate Case Against The NFL Is Finally Over

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 07.15.2016 | Sports

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady announced Friday that he would not ask the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of the four-game suspension he r...

It's Safe To Say The Tom Brady Case Is Over

Kevin Sali | Posted 07.14.2016 | Sports
Kevin Sali

The Second Circuit has denied Tom Brady's request for an en banc rehearing. Brady's last remaining option is to ask the Supreme Court to take his case. His attorneys are reportedly deciding whether to take that step. They shouldn't.

Tom Brady's Latest 'Deflategate' Appeal Rejected By Federal Court

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports

Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate was upheld by a federal appeals court on Wednesday morning, The Associated Press first ...

11 Law Professors Say Tom Brady Is Right And The NFL Is Wrong

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

And so the Deflategate saga continues. A team of 11 legal experts filed yet another brief in support of Tom Brady on Tuesday, effectively arguing that...

21 Scientists Say Tom Brady Is Right And The NFL Is Wrong

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 05.26.2016 | Sports

About 16 months ago, the New England Patriots blasted the Indianapolis Colts 47-7 in the AFC Championship game. The blowout should've faded into irrel...

Ex-NFL Quarterback Explains Why Deflategate Is 'Ridiculous'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 05.11.2016 | OWN

A year later, people are still talking about "Deflategate." First, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for his role in allegedly ...

Brady Sacked in the Second Circuit

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 04.26.2016 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled 2-1 that Commissioner Roger Goodell's four-day disciplinary suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady should be affirmed.

Massachusetts AG: NFL Should Focus Attention On Domestic Violence, Not ‘Deflategate'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.25.2016 | Sports

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey criticized the NFL for wasting resources on the "Deflategate" legal saga on Monday, instead of focusing on...

Trump: Stop Attacking Rich, Successful, Good-Looking Tom Brady

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 04.27.2016 | Sports

If Donald Trump doesn’t stand up for the one percent, who will? On the heels of the ruling that Tom Brady is (once again) suspended for his part in...

Tom Brady's Deflategate Suspension Restored By U.S. Court

Reuters | Justin Block | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports

NEW YORK - A U.S. appeals court on Monday restored the four-game "Deflategate" suspension of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady over alle...

Why I Still Think Tom Brady Will Lose on Appeal

Kevin Sali | Posted 03.04.2016 | Sports
Kevin Sali

The arguments in the Tom Brady/NFL appeal are now finished. The briefs have all been written, and the oral arguments took place on Thursday. Now it's all in the hands of three Second Circuit appellate judges.

Our Long National Deflategate Nightmare Is Back With A Vengeance

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 03.03.2016 | Sports

The Deflategate scandal has turned into a war of attrition. Thirteen months after Tom Brady may or may not have directed equipment managers to let the...

The Sanders Saga: From Protest to Power?

William Bradley | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics
William Bradley

Is Senator Bernie Sanders on the verge of morphing from protest leader into potential President of the United States? And would that be good or bad for what has been a strikingly successful cause-oriented campaign?

A Year Ago Today, Tom Brady Said 'Balls' A Bunch In A Presser

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 01.25.2016 | Sports

The Deflategate scandal non-scandal surrounding Tom Brady and the New England Patriots was one of the most unbearable storylines of 2015. But as anno...

Tom Brady Proves Once Again That He's Definitely Not Human

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

Tom Brady has been at the heart of a series of controversial storylines this year. First he was (rumored to be) involved in the deflation of some foot...

2015's Most Memorable PR Moments and Cringeworthy Catastrophes -- The Year's PR Winners and Losers

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 12.27.2016 | Business
Eric Yaverbaum

Having managed crises and public relations disasters for the past three decades, I can't help but see the headlines through a particular lens. Suffice it to say, as far as PR goes, 2015 did not disappoint.

Tom Brady Really Seemed To Hate His GQ ‘Man Of The Year’ Interview

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.18.2015 | Sports

Capping off a record year for Tom Brady, GQ Magazine named the quarterback one of its “Men of the Year" this week. In exchange for the honor, Brady ...

The Deflategate Saga Continues

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 10.26.2015 | Sports

And the Deflategate saga continues. The NFL filed an appeal Monday against a federal judge's decision in September to nullify New England Patriots qua...

Colts vs. Patriots: Even Cookies Couldn't Cut It

Kimann Schultz | Posted 10.18.2016 | Sports
Kimann Schultz

Our volatile, post-Manning era is still in rebuild mode, despite universal love for our young Luck. Mixed messages emanating from the team as regards internal structure and leadership don't help.

Deflategate's Ultimate Lesson: The NFL Needs a Whistleblower Program

Tim McCormack | Posted 10.14.2016 | Sports
Tim McCormack

Think about it. Wouldn't it be nice to finally have a mechanism to allow complaints of misconduct to be investigated by a truly independent panel beholden to neither the NFL nor the NFL Players Association.

Bill Simmons Accuses ESPN Of Being An NFL Mouthpiece

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

To hear Bill Simmons tell it, what we really learned from Deflategate had nothing to do with Tom Brady's balls and everything to do with ESPN shilling...

South Park Made Fun of Deflategate And It Was Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 09.17.2015 | Sports

Deflategate was undoubtedly the most unbearable story of the NFL offseason. For months on end, it felt like all we heard was "air pressure" this and "...

Cheating in Sports -- Where Do We Go From Here?

Peter Weyand | Posted 09.14.2016 | Sports
Peter Weyand

The growing enhancement challenges beg a disheartening question: has fairness become impossible in modern sport?