79 Days To Go

With less than 100 days to go until the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic games to be held in Sochi Russia, I wondered  how Russian officials and Olympic sponsors have been able to deal with all of the controversy and public relations disasters that have proceeded the Olympics and create a positive image for […]

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New Braves Stadium Winners and Losers

Major League Baseball’s most infamous disappointment, the Atlanta Braves, have, not surprisingly, dropped the ball once again. Following the Braves loss in the 2013 playoffs to a solid LA Dodgers lineup, the perennial October letdown-of-a-team has made a decision that has fractured its fan base and raised national concern over a trend in sports that […]

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Richie Incognito

Richie Incognito. Words cannot express how distasteful his past actions were against second year player, Jonathan Martin. Incognito was accused of hazing and bullying Martin utilizing racial implications. This included “sending obscenity-laden voicemails” and over a 1,000 degrading text messages to his former teammate.  This caused Martin to have a mental breakdown. Martin ended up […]

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The Keith Special

Athletes don’t have a reputation of being nice to the underdog, especially in middle school when bullying is unfortunately a huge issue. However, the football players of Olivet Middle School went above and beyond to overcome that stereotype. The Olivet Eagles, a middle school football team from Olivet, Michigan, executed an inspirational play in their recent […]

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Auburn vs. UGA

Recap of UGA vs. Auburn This past weekend was an upsetting one for all the Dawg fans. Although Murray was almost able to lead the Dawgs into a quick recovery, but he fell short in the last quarter when his pass for a final touchdown was incomplete. With everyone on the edge of their seats […]

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A Fall to Forget

As a lifelong Falcons and Georgia fan this fall is one I hope turns into winter sooner than later and we can put this season in the rearview mirror and get ready for recruiting and the draft. To say this fall has been a sad one is an understatement to say the least. Both teams […]

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Johnny Manziel’s “Integrity” for Heisman

With the Heisman Trophy ceremony just around the corner, the real Heisman watch is officially on. Of course the analysts have been talking about the Heisman race since before the season even started, but what does anyone really know before one snap has been played? As of November 5th, 2013, the top five candidates according […]

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Bullying Incognito

Richie Incognito, Miami Dolphins offensive lineman, is suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins and now faces an investigation from the NFLPA. His punishment stems from reports of Incognito bullying his teammate and partner on the offensive line, Jonathan Martin, who recently left the team citing emotional distress as his primary reason for leaving. By now this […]

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Boston Strong

After learning about crisis communication and studying the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot, I wanted to analyze another sport’s crisis to compare and contrast the different techniques used by authorities, public leaders and civilians when dealing with public tragedy and trauma. The Boston Marathon began the morning of April 15, 2013: Patriot’s Day. The race […]

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