Sunday, February 1, 2015

It's time to move on to Spring Training!

Currently the Superbowl is on my television, but no I'm not kicking it up and no I'm not paying detailed attention.  In fact this is one of my least favorite years to watch.  I lose a bet every year to a Seahawks fan and the Patriots are basically the Red Sox of the NFL (In geographically origin only) so  I find myself reading baseball articles, sifting through the bottom of the barrel to find some new information. While reading articles I came across an article from Bleeding Yankee Blue which reminded me: Just over 60 days to opening day and a few weeks until Pitchers and Catchers report.  So many questions to be answered in the Pitching staff this year for the Yankees and so much potential in the Catching staff, here are a few of my thoughts: 

Will Tanaka's arm hold up for another full season?

Will CC resemble any type of pitcher deserving of a 1-3 starter?

When will we see Ivan the Great?

Will Pineda be the Pitcher we saw in the first half of last year?

How about Catchers...

Has McCann settled down in New York?

How about John Ryan Murphy, is he as good as we saw last year? (Note Murphy might be one of my favorite young Yankees with the way he handles himself on the field)

How about Austine Romine, Is this the year he gets traded away or finally blossoms into the catcher they hoped he'd be?

Has anyone heard of that Gary Sanchez guy?  How far does he take his talents this year?

These are just a few of my thoughts while watching the Superb Owl game, thanks to BYB and the BYB Hub for helping to put a few thoughts in my head and then getting them out!  Cause you can't catch Pinstripe Fever unless you Bleed Yankee Blue!

I'll leave you with a hilarious video from Stephen Colbert (no longer) just prior to last years Superb Owl game:

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Big Goose Open - New Media Photos

 This week for Sports Media Online we were asked to post three original photos that would represent something we would post on three different online platforms (Website Header/Main page, Facebook Status, and a Twitter Post) and how that is relevant in the sports business we are aiming towards for the photos.   I figured it was a great opportunity for me to showcase The Big Goose Open which is dedicated to Kidney Cancer Awareness and proceeds are donated to the Kidney Cancer Association specifically for research.  This tournament was started in 2013 in memory of a good friend that lost his battle.  These assignment has motivated me turn a web page for the tournament into a tool we can use for advertising, and payment options.  This first photo is the banner we used for the web page.  I tried taking a few current pictures up close of the green and hole but with it being the month of January the grass is a bit unappealing.  This photo is fairly simple and shows the name of the golf tournament "Big Goose Open" displays the green ribbon for Kidney Cancer Awareness and shows our insignia that was designed specifically for us by Mike "Million" McGough.

The second photo is one of our Tournament Sponsor who has been great to us over the first couple years of the tournament.  As he's shown support to us I would work to show the support back at him by creating a Facebook post stating something to the affect of:

Check out our Tournament Sponsor representative Thad Stofferahn of Nortec Seed.   Not only is he driving the ball a mile long, he's also going the extra mile to support his community.  THANKS Thad and Nortec Seed!!

And finally for a Twitter post I would use a picture of one of our well known golfers in the tournament and add a comment of:

J Brondsema is going to make it out to this years tournament...Are you?

This would be used to spike interest as we lead up to this years tournament and highlight one of our dedicated members.

By the way, this years tournament is scheduled for August 1st, 2015.  If you are interested in being a part of it in any way let me know at

Hope to see everyone at Lake Platte Golf Course in August!