Final musings on the start of the Winter Olympics …

   I’ll be watching the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics tomorrow night, but I can’t shake the suspicion that the conventional wisdom about how to promote amateur sports is woefully lacking. And just to be clear, I don’t … Read More

Lake Placid Olympics really were a miracle …

   When you watch the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics Friday night, try to picture what it must have been like 30 years ago when the tiny Village of Lake Placid, N.Y., hosted the 1980 version of the … Read More

Hoping the Olympics do not get politicized …

   I’ve tried for many years to resist the siren call to nationalistic hysteria when it comes to the Olympics, preferring instead to focus on the achievements of the athletes as opposed to whichever flag hey might be toting, but … Read More

UD to award free packs of cards if Chicago is awarded Olympics

In February, inside its 2009 Upper Deck Series One Baseball product, the Upper Deck Company released a nine-card insert set entitled: “Historic First Predictors.” The sports card giant made nine bold predictions for 2009 and stated that if any of them came true during the course of the year that it would do “something big.” Read More