Category: Frank Shorr

Donald Sterling: Will it be hard to force him out of NBA?

April 29th, 2014 in 2014, Christian Science Monitor, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

The announcement by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver Tuesday that he will immediately urge league owners to force Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers sets in motion a clear chain events with an unclear conclusion…

Expert quote:

“I’m thinking the players, fans, and especially those associated with the team are more than satisfied that the league took their interests to heart. I expect the vote of the remaining owners to be unanimous in removing Mr. Sterling.”

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Are Washington ‘Redskins’ doomed? NFL’s resistance to change showing cracks

October 8th, 2013 in 2013, Christian Science Monitor, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is appearing increasingly isolated in his vow never to change his team’s controversial nickname…

Expert quote:

“Ultimately it’s going to come from the team itself.”

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Cubs leave Wrigley Field? North Siders call $300 million plan a strikeout

May 3rd, 2013 in 2013, Christian Science Monitor, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

To Major League Baseball fans, the Chicago Cubs without Wrigley Field is like a hot dog without mustard or a Cracker Jack box without a toy…

Expert quote:

“It’s no longer just a product that you put on the field, it’s the experience, and whether that is better food, better seats, bigger parking lots, or easy access and roadways, people expect more than just the game. You have to provide those things if you want to be a major label owner. It’s not just paying salaries.”

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Olympics-Reaction to IOC decision to drop wrestling

February 12th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers, Reuters 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

Reaction to Tuesday’s decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to recommend that wrestling is dropped as an Olympic sport from the 2020 Games…

Expert quote:

“I wonder how much of this is profit orientated — ticket sales versus operating costs. After all, the IOC get much more exposure from Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy taking part in the Games than any wrestler or field hockey player. Perhaps they need to embrace the WWE marketing strategy.”

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Global Soccer Scandal: The Experts Sound Off

February 5th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

A global soccer match-fixing scandal is unlikely to have a major immediate effect on sponsorship and TV rights deals, but has the potential to have longer-term fallout, according to sports industry experts…

Expert quote:

“In the short term, sponsors and television rights holders will be apprehensive, but probably not react until specific names and clubs are implicated.”

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Gay slurs, drugs and sex scandals taint the run-up to Super Bowl

February 2nd, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers, The Guardian 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

It is meant to be the day when the US celebrates the ultimate sporting occasion as two teams of athletes stretch every fibre of their bodies to win and the nation watches in their tens of millions while snacking in front of the television…

Expert quote:

“There is almost nothing that goes unrecorded these days. These people become very public figures and every single thing they do and say gets noticed.”

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Without Packers, Super Bowl less super for Milwaukee TV

January 28th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

Sure, there are some local Super Bowl angles…

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I Think the Media Gets a Pass on the Manti Te’o Hoax

January 17th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

The sports world is all atwitter over the revelation that Manti Te’o's girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, has turned out to be a hoax…

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Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax forces US sports journalists into self-reflection

January 17th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers, The Guardian 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

Manti Te’o's story of losing his grandmother and girlfriend within a few hours of each other has now been pretty much established as a hoax…

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NHL lockout over, but why did it take so long?

January 7th, 2013 in 2013, Christian Science Monitor, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

Even as Zambonis across the United States and Canada are being dusted off for a shortened professional hockey season, the question remains: What took so long?…

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