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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Mike Moran’

The Day New York’s Dream Died

The Day New York’s Dream Died

By Mike Moran Senior Media Consultant The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation It was five years ago today, July 6, 2005, but it seems like twenty……….. more than 4,000 people had jammed into a mini-stadium at Rockefeller Center in New York City early on a muggy morning before 7:00 to watch on a pair of giant screens as the International Olympic Committee selected the city that would host the 2012 Olympic Games……….. on the night before, our small stadium setting was electric, ... Full Story

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party: Mike Moran commentary

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party: Mike Moran commentary

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party By Mike Moran “Is that all there is, is that all there is If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing Let's break out the booze and have a ball If that's all there is” Peggy Lee sang that in 1969 and it earned her a Grammy, but she might as well have been singing about the results of the volatile realignment game played by college presidents, athletic directors and conference commissioners…………so, Colorado and Utah ... Full Story

Mike Moran — The USOC Finds Its Way Home Again

Mike Moran — The USOC Finds Its Way Home Again

By Mike Moran The release this week of the USOC‘s Independent Advisory Committee on Governance (The Tagliabue Commission), delivered a cogent moment for me and others long connected to the Olympic movement, and a familiar refrain at the same time……….how striking it is that it would be two notable professional sports figures who would, almost two decades apart, craft a report that would alter the direction and mission of the organization…………..first, George Steinbrenner in 1989 ... Full Story

Mike Moran, Of Green Grass, Dirt And New Leather

There are scents discovered in six decades of life so deeply absorbed into my consciousness that they can be coaxed back to reality in a blink……………the memory from high school dances and proms of the esoteric White Shoulders perfume worn by Bobby Soxed girls, or the heady aroma of the Omaha Stockyards (the nation’s biggest!) borne on the gentle winds of spring to our front porch, or the enduring aura of printer’s ink at my father’s modest plant near downtown, now a clothing drop ... Full Story

Vancouver Vantage Point—Final

America’s Olympians– The Tapestry of Our Nation February 28, 2010 #17 By Mike Moran This exhilarating U. S. Olympic Team, 216 men and women from 36 states---cities, towns and hamlets, from every imaginable background, has made much of a nation terribly proud…………winning more medals than any nation in Olympic Winter Games history and captivating more than 200 million Americans on the NBC family of networks every evening with their stories, triumphs, disappointments, ... Full Story

Vancouver Vantage Point — No American Athlete Left

Vancouver Vantage Point February 27, 2010 #16 No American Athlete Left Behind     By Mike Moran   A critical column this week in one of our leading sports magazines praised American athletes for their astonishing performance in Vancouver, despite being “deserted” by the United States Olympic Committee for the last two years………. the theory is that the turmoil at the USOC at the top, its ouster of popular Olympian Jim Scheer as CEO last year, and continued ... Full Story

Vancouver Vantage Point #15

Mike Moran’s Vancouver Vantage Point #15 Don’t Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth February 25, 2010 It’s unfortunate that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman doesn’t want to book a suite just yet at the toney Grand Hotel Polyana in Sochi, Russia, between February 7-23, 2014………..right now, he could get a rate of $382(US) per night if he acted quickly………….. the Black Sea resort hotel was built just three years ago by Gazprom, has great security and is separated from ... Full Story

Vancouver Vantage Point #13 — The Boss

The Boss - Behind The USA Medal Machine By Mike Moran February 23, 2010 #13 The Boss - Behind The USA Medal Machine The U. S. Olympic Team, now delivering its third straight solid Winter Games performance, might not know it, but the foundation for its success was created two decades ago by the storied baseball owner George Steinbrenner……….. it was on February 19, 1989 in Portland, Oregon, that The Boss delivered a 21-page report of the Olympic Overview Commission that forever ... Full Story

Vancouver Vantage Point

The Sap From St. Petersburg February 19, 2010  #9     By Mike Moran The Stunning Performance To Date by Team USA in Vancouver is apparently not going over well with some athletes from other nations, the biggest whiner and poor sport poster boy being Russia’s over-inflated figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko………….following last evening‘s gold medal performance by America’s Evan Lysacek, the arrogant runnerup had nothing good to say about his rival…………"I was ... Full Story

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