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Around The Bases: NFL Draft Jerseys Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The NFL Draft and Nike came up with a neat concept in 2012 – a way to present each first round draft pick at the Draft in New York with …Continue reading →

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ASQ Quality for Life Video: Lean In Sports TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last year at the American Society for Quality (ASQ) World Conference on Quality and Improvement I had the opportunity to record an interview about how Lean and quality can have …Continue reading →

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Mount St. Mary’s Wins Tournament Game With Six Men On The Court TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball team’s season record is 16-16 – had they not won the NEC Tournament (and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament) they would not …Continue reading →

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Rutgers Basketball Coach Mike Rice Does Not Show “Respect For People” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Three months after being suspended for “inappropriate behavior and language” ESPN’s Outside The Lines shared a video of Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice abusing his players with inappropriate names …Continue reading →

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Was Elvis Dumervil a Victim of Bad Process, Bad Technology, or Both? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In one of the quirkiest NFL contract-related events, we present to you new accidental free agent defensive end Elvis Dumervil, formerly of the Denver Broncos. Dumervil, under contract with the …Continue reading →

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Preparing Dublin’s Aviva Stadium for Notre Dame-Navy Football TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In one of this college football generation’s most unique experiences, the University of Notre Dame will take on the U.S. Naval Academy tomorrow morning in Dublin, Ireland at Aviva Stadium. …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: Lost Keys at Wembley Stadium TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The first story in the video is the one to key in on. (Yes, that pun was intended.) So a set of very valuable keys to a famous soccer (sorry …Continue reading →

2012 Summer Olympics: North Korean Flag Flub at Olympic Soccer Match TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Despite the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies occurring on Friday, some of the sports like soccer have already kicked off qualifying matches. It didn’t take long for an organizational gaffe …Continue reading →

Video: Rob Neyer’s Mailbag on SBNation TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Rob Neyer, National Baseball Editor for SBNation, shares a video mailbag where he answers readers’ emails. He provides an answer for a question I sent his way about what sports …Continue reading →

Football Production Process – How Much Waste Is There? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | To continue the series of posts on how sports equipment is made (see baseballs and bats as well) here’s the video from SBNation on Wilson’s production process for NFL footballs. …Continue reading →

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Manufacturing Process of Baseballs TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This is a great video on the baseball manufacturing process. So how many wasteful activities did you spot in the process? Here are some things I saw (obviously not comprehensive): …Continue reading →

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Popeye’s Chicken and Stockouts TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | And this is exactly why companies carry high amounts of inventory when they don’t need to – fear of stockouts. This problem could have been prevented without having to hold …Continue reading →

Super Bowl XLVI, NBC Production, and the Blame Game TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Eight years after the infamous Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” the Super Bowl halftime show again gets attention for the wrong reasons. Joining Madonna as a guest singer on stage at …Continue reading →

Cold Calling: The Pursuit of Happyness TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In this scene from The Pursuit of Happyness, Chris Gardner (played by Will Smith) demonstrates how reducing some wasteful activities in the office can make a big impact in productivity. …Continue reading →

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H&R Block Commercial: Use the Right Tools for the Job TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | H&R Block has a snappy little commercial that illustrates why it’s important to always use the right tool for the job. (This is not an endorsement of H&R Block’s products, …Continue reading →

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