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Royals Fan Sues Team After Hot Dog Injury TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This past season a fan attending a Kansas City Royals baseball game was injured by a hot dog thrown at him by the Royals mascot Sluggerrr. Now he is suing …Continue reading →

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What the Matthew Stafford Sneak Shows Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | With less than one minute remaining in the game and down six points at home to the Dallas Cowboys, Matthew Stafford drove the Detroit Lions down the field with the …Continue reading →

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers and MRSA Outbreak Strikes Again TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Three players for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been diagnosed with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) this season, including one player who has been hit twice with the infection. Kicker …Continue reading →

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Penn State Football Oversells Tickets to Sold Out Game TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The opposite of having too much inventory you can’t sell is selling inventory you don’t have and confirming orders you cannot fulfill. Both can be equally costly – inventory absorbs …Continue reading →

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Pink NFL Penalty Flags Surprisingly Cause Confusion TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | Starting last Thursday, the NFL will bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month the same way they have for the last few years – players, coaches, and officials will sport …Continue reading →

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How to Better Error-Proof a Stadium Color-Out TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last Saturday, in an example of what has come into vogue with college sports recently, Notre Dame attempted a “green-out” of Notre Dame Stadium during their game against Oklahoma. The …Continue reading →

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Is the NFL Concussion Settlement Enough? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | One of the biggest elephant-in-the-room topics related to sports AND safety is concussions and other forms of brain damage caused by playing football. There’s so much new information, so much …Continue reading →

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What the Trent Richardson Deal Can Teach Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | NFL trades happen very infrequently, especially in the middle of the season. Offensive and defensive systems all have steep learning curves, and to swap out pieces of the specialized schemes …Continue reading →

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Why Are Players More Prone to Losing Helmets? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I have been watching football for about 30 years, but have really only genuinely paid attention to football forĀ 25 – hey, a national championship by the local university known as …Continue reading →

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Another College Football Cup Defect, This Time in Missouri TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We have yet another cup typo at a college football game! This one comes to us from the University of Missouri, where they juuuust missed the correct spelling of Toledo. …Continue reading →

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Nike Polos and Defects Leading to Recalls and Rework TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I spend more words beating up on jersey, polo, and t-shirt manufacturers in my posts (see here, here, here, here, here, and here). Truth be told, they are organizations ripe …Continue reading →

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College Football 2013 – More Johnny Football, Notre Dame Fig Thing, and Jersey Snafus TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Welcome to the 2013 college football season! I had the good fortune of spending my weekend in Death Valley for the Georgia-Clemson game, and some observations from that experience will …Continue reading →

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Revisiting Notre Dame’s Gauntlet Machine Fiasco and Respect For People TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Not too long ago we covered the gauntlet machine snafu with the Notre Dame football team during practice. More information has come forward in the story that shows Brian Kelly …Continue reading →

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Wrong Way Through the Gauntlet Machine TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday ESPN aired footage from fall football practice at the University of Notre Dame, and had coach Brian Kelly wired up with a microphone to catch his commentary. Much to …Continue reading →

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Defects, Inventory, and Johnny Football Jerseys TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last year Texas A&M ran into an issue of backordered Johnny Manziel football jerseys – they had not adequately planned for his popularity surge and could not keep his #2 …Continue reading →

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