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What does Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated have to do with my theory about qualitative measurements?

Qualitative Measurements

Do you believe that qualitative measurements trump quantitative measurements when it comes to sports social media reach on Twitter?  or are you one of those people who is stuck in the mindset that having a relatively high number of followers is the appropriate way to measure your reach in social media, and in particular Twitter?  Me, I believe in More...

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By J.A. Michelle On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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New York’s finest to show respect to NY’s Finest

According to reports in several sources including the NY Daily News the George Steinbrenner’s Silver Shield foundation will pay for the education of the children of murdered NYPD officer Rafael Ramos. My More...

Former professional football player Darren Sharper appears for his arraignment at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, California February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
By J.A. Michelle On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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Allegations of ‘Date Rape’, Speedy Trials and Football … not necessarily in that order

Former professional football player Darren Sharper appears for his arraignment at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, California February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni   Perhaps More...

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By J.A. Michelle On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Why I would sign Ray Rice …. in a heartbeat!

(Andrew Burton/Getty Images)   It has nothing to do with the way he plays, although I hear he’s possibly one of the best running backs out there, but there is another reason why I would sign Ray Rice, More...

By J.A. Michelle On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Are Pro Sports Leagues Fighting Legalized Sports Betting in NJ Just Being Bullies?

Today I posed a question on Twitter.  I asked for people to tell me how legalizing sports betting poses a threat to the integrity of professional sports league.  I did this because I was reading about how the More...

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By J.A. Michelle On Thursday, November 6th, 2014
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What “IF” the media was wrong about Joe Paterno?

Years ago I met a man at a business conference.  He was from Cleveland, Ohio and I was, at the time living in Manhattan.  We were both working for the same company and we were in Pennsylvania at a business meeting More...

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By J.A. Michelle On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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Amir Bar-Lev examines media bias of Penn State scandal in new film, Happy Valley

When I was asked if I would be interested in doing a feature article about the documentary film, Happy Valley, directed by Amir Bar-Lev I did not have to think twice.  Absolutely, without a doubt I would.  I More...

By J.A. Michelle On Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Should the children of Sayreville be adjudicated in the adult justice system?

update: it appears that the seven juveniles who were arrested and charged with crimes of victimization after the ‘hazing’ incident will likely be charged as juveniles … this according to a report More...

By J.A. Michelle On Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Does the media focus too much on yesterday’s NFL?

What role does the media have in shaping the way Americans view sports? Who decides what stories run on the front page, and which ones get left on the cutting room floor? When I was a student, enrolled in a master’s More...

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By J.A. Michelle On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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Today’s Opinion Poll: Should a mere allegation be enough to suspend an NFL player?

  Adrian PetersonPhoto Credit: sportingnews.com At the moment Adrian Peterson, the suspended NFL player whom, if it not for being arrested on allegations of child abuse, would be somewhere other than a court More...