Making a Positive Impact: A Columbus Crew Story

Making a Positive Impact: A Columbus Crew Story | SportsEpreneur

Passionate and positive fans can make a difference. The Columbus Crew staying home proves that. Soccer is not a major professional sport in the United States, though it’s enormous internationally, but Americans still follow and play the game. And when we do, we often get passionately involved.    Which brings me to the Columbus Crew. My son and … Read more

Remember When Things Were Going Great?

Remember When Things Were Going Great?

Ah, the good old days!  The Buffalo Bills in the 90’s, the Chicago Bulls in the 90’s, the New York Islanders of the 80’s….  None of those organizations are particularly notable now, but each had an exciting, golden age that fans love to look back on.  People like looking back in general. It starts with the words, … Read more

Keep Showing Up, Like Chloe

Keep Showing Up | SportsEpreneur | Softball U8

My youngest child just got her first hit of the softball season.   Now, I’m not saying she’s about to join the Woman’s Softball Olympic team. In fact, she might not even play next season, and I’m ok with that. But I’m impressed with her performance, anyway.  Let me tell you why. Let me take you … Read more

The Wonder of Sports and Entrepreneurialism

The Wonder of Sports and Entrepreneurialism | SportsEpreneur Content

When you wake up in the morning, do you know what is going to happen? I don’t mean do you have a schedule or a plan, I mean do you really know for sure what the day holds? Of course, you don’t. Does not knowing bother you? Or is it exciting? I started thinking about … Read more

Focus on the Game

Focus on the Game

Why? Because–The Game Matters. Each game played is independent of anything that happens before or after. Two teams square off, the winner wins, the loser loses, it’s that simple. Are there implications? Are there consequences? Sure. But first and most important is did you win or did you lose that game.   Why am I getting into this? Because I feel … Read more

The 3 Feelings in Sports and Entrepreneurship

The 3 Feelings in Sports and Entrepreneurship

A story about playing in the game of sports and entrepreneurship.   I sat in the gym on a Saturday morning listening to the Yes I Can coaches in Charlotte, North Carolina give a motivational speech to the nine-and-under basketball team. The game had been close, but these kids had lost, and they felt terrible. … Read more

You’ve Got This

Finding Confidence - You've Got This - a Story About finding confidence During Tough Times

A Story About Finding Confidence During Tough Times   As the NFL season rolls on, I watch kickers miss kicks they should be able to make with their eyes closed. They proceed to walk off the field with their head down, come back on the field, and miss more kicks. What’s going on? They have the physical ability and … Read more

Dealing with the Silence of College GameDay

Dealing with the Silence of College GameDay

by Shane Snively The year Dad died, one of the hardest things to handle was college gameday. Go Bucks!! No texts …. no phone calls …. no laughing about the five-second delay he had on his TV compared to mine, “spoiler alert, Penn State just fumbled!”   Dad was a hybrid Penn State/Ohio State fan, and it was the sit-on-the-couch-and-talk ritual … Read more

Patience Learned at a Girls Volleyball Practice in Charlotte

Patience Learned at a Girls Volleyball Practice in Charlotte, NC - SportsEpreneur

Volleyballs are bouncing everywhere. Girls are laughing. And here I am thinking to myself, through all the chaos of volleyballs and loud noises, about fun and patience. I preach both fun and patience often on this blog, to those in my office, and to myself. Yes, I tell myself things. It’s either that or let … Read more

Enjoy the Journey

Enjoy the Journey

As sports fans, we start every season with a minimal-at-best chance of watching our beloved teams win their respective championships. Take the Buffalo Bills, for example—they’ve never won the Super Bowl. That’s a zero percent success rate. Or say you’ve been a Dallas Cowboys fan for the past 50 years. Your team has won it … Read more