No one wants to form a partnership with a celebrity who ends up in a line up or caught up in a host of other brand damning by association situations. So why is Lance Armstrong and Livestrong still a smart move for a plethora of potential partners?
The Poltergeist Phenomenon is the first and only non-fiction book by Michael Clarkson. He says, "I would stress that I don't believe there's solid proof for them, but I would not say I don't believe in them."
Today the economic pain in the nation is real, but for many Americans there has been an economic recovery. America has come a long way since Obama took office.
This goes against the grain of American culture, one that likes to drag its success out for as long as possible, often ruining reputations.
People were outraged when Kobe Bryant said his 2012 roster could beat 1992's Dream Team but quite frankly he's right!
This little collection serves as a fantastic snapshot of where hip-hop was at in 1996. There's an overstuffed but awesome posse cut, a serious message tune, a nod to the South, a song by and for ladies getting their freak on, and, most notably, a couple appearances by Jay-Z.
However, take a more careful look at the past few seasons of LeBron. On paper, at least, he has actually done a lot of the things we claim we want our sports heroes to do.
Every good story needs a villain. And while heroes often come in the singular flavor of tall, dark and bland, an antihero can evoke deep, complex feelings. Having someone to root against is often more gratifying than having someone to root for.
It's fun to hate Lebron, but there are plenty of other NBA superstars on James' level (or in one case above it) who have done far worse things than James has ever done without being deemed a villain.
Fearless people view failure differently than fearful people do. Fearless people do not see failure as a flaw, cause for embarrassment, or indictment of who they are as people. Simply put, it doesn't define them.
Losing now to win later -- or tanking -- is simply not a good strategy. What tends to happen to awful teams is that they take a ride on the lottery treadmill. This ride works as follows.
When I hear the question what do I want to do before I die, I automatically think about my dad. My dad is the most amazing person I have ever known.
Wieden and Kennedy and ESPN have given us an insight into the life of an average person with a legendary name. This approach personally made me ask, 'What if my name was Michael Jordan?'
Whatever their success in the record books, many gridiron heroes and ballpark messiahs have splashed their names on dining establishments that also serve as a shrine to their athletic glory.
If the existential slicing and dicing of pork from pig answers the ethical objections to meat-eating, can there be any real objection to the cultivation and consumption of vat-grown people meat?