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 USA Rugby 7s National Club Championships.  No Expectations, Still Underwhelmed  6

The expectations of the American rugby community for our National events are at deplorable levels.   There has just never been anyone to say – “Hey, let’s make this a real event, that people want to attend, because it’s fun, it’s entertaining, and it’s American Rugby”.    More…

Video (7.7.17): Tony Ridnell on Integrity, USA Rugby Board, CEO Neutering, & Congress making a Bold Move! 9

This is not a coup, nor a revolution.  This is an opportunity for USA Rugby to ‘put the right players on the field’, in the Boardroom.  I will work with Will Chang, Chad Keck, RIM, etc..  and provide the necessary leadership, culture, and accountability to ensure financial success and on field success More…

Analysis: Dan Payne @USARugby CEO Q&A. $1MM Revenue Shortfall?? 10

Payne discussed a $1MM revenue shortfall we will see in 2017 vs 2016 due to Brexit;  I assume it’s the cratering of the Pound Sterling vs. the US Dollar (i.e. from $1.50 t0 approx. $1.228 where it sits today), as well as a loss of a grant from World Rugby.
My comment to this is, “It’s business, and we better figure out a way to find that $1MM and more if we want to grow this game”.  What I heard is we have a budgetary shortfall from 2016 to 2017 of over $1MM and it will not be replaced. More…