Massive Financial Implications for the Eagles win streak. USA Rugby Must Do Whatever it Takes to gain Inclusion in Top Tier of World Rugby’s “League of Nations” 2

Today, whatever that strategy is, it is my highest and strongest recommendation to USA Rugby’s Leadership that supporting our Men’s Eagles XVs becoming a Top 12 team in the World (safely in the Top 12) must become an absolute top priority. There are $$ Millions at Stake in Sponsorship, Media, Licensing, and Gate Revenues.
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Thoughts on Site Selection for Rugby Tests in North America. USA Rugby v Rugby Canada. Festival – All grades, both sexes. 2

In the future, I’d propose home and home CANAM’s each year featuring a weekend festival of all age grades and both sexes playing their ‘Tests’. The weekend would culminate in a Senior men’s game and have no less than 10,000 spectators in a specifically selected location. Canada should do the same. This would be growing the game, not arbitrarily sent to remote places in our geography. More…

Personnel Changes at RIM, Opportunities grow for USA Rugby! 4

These changes; RIM’s new state, the opening of numerous Board Seats (King and Kimmett are up in July as well), AND the recent resignation of USAR CEO Dan Payne literally creates a ‘Blue Ocean’ of opportunity for the new leaders of the Union. I refer to the new CEO, the new Board, as well as what may be assigned the role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) that may ultimately replace the RIM role More…

American Rugby’s missed Hollywood moment 7

A unique opportunity presented itself for anyone responsible for marketing our brand. I envisioned Good Morning America, The Today Show. Any of them. A feature in a major publication or Sports Illustrated cover.
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My Experience at the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017. Belfast, Ireland. What’s next? #BringIt 5

I also believe ‘finals week’ at WRWC, if placed in the right destination could create an event of enormous interest. Semifinals could be played on a Sunday, and Finals/Consolation on the following Saturday.  The lower places could be settled at venues mid-week.  Pick a fabulous destination, market the product, and I believe in 2-3 iterations you have 50,000 people in attendance.  Regardless, World Rugby should be open to changing this format in order to open the commercial opportunity, which at this stage lies only in finals week.   More…

USA Rugby Congress Votes w/ Strong Majority to Maintain Status Quo 2

aware of the issues.  
I would like to thank each and every person who contacted me personally, or simply became a member of a very large group of people now numbering in the thousands who made a vocal support for the change Congress has begun to see is vital and necessary. This group will continue to grow.  You backed me in this challenge. Your support will be appreciated and welcome in our future endeavors.  More…

The Virtuous Cycle of Rugby 5

To have the opportunity to serve as a director of the USA Rugby board would be a perfect storm in my life as a professional. The opportunity to work in a position that is served by both heart and mind is rare. It would never be taken for granted.
I was able to “take” a lot from the game when I played, a life that defined me. I would appreciate the opportunity to give back in the same capacity. This is the ultimate “virtuous cycle of rugby”.
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