People and Pop Culture

SBJ's Esports Rising coming up quickly on May 4

Daily / Friday, April 16, 2021
Esports Rising: May 4, 1:00-4:30pm ET Insights from Behind the Curtain: Building a Global Streaming & Esports Brand Jessica Blevins , Manager, Team Ninja, has been credited with the success of her husband,  Ninja , a world-renowned gamer with over 16 million...

Names in the News

Daily / Friday, April 16, 2021
The Greater Washington Partnership -- an "alliance of large company CEOs and industry leaders" -- has formed a "council focused on inclusive growth," spearheaded by WFT President JASON WRIGHT along with Monumental Sports & Entertainment partner and Salamander Hotels & Resorts CEO SHEILA JOHNSON . The Inclusive...

Executive Transactions

Daily / Friday, April 16, 2021
United Talent Agency named former XFL L.A. Wildcats President HEATHER BROOKS KARATZ to the newly created position of Exec VP/Growth & Operations. Karatz will be based in L.A. and will work on growth initiatives and operational efficiencies in key areas, focusing initially on Klutch Sports Group and...

SBJ's Esports Rising coming up quickly on May 4

Daily / Thursday, April 15, 2021
Esports Rising: May 4, 1:00-4:30pm ET Insights from Behind the Curtain: Building a Global Streaming & Esports Brand Jessica Blevins , Manager, Team Ninja, has been credited with the success of her husband,  Ninja , a world-renowned gamer with over 16 million...

Names in the News

Daily / Thursday, April 15, 2021
KINGS OF LEON will "perform prior to the first round" of the upcoming NFL Draft in Cleveland, "in front of the potential draft picks, invited guests of the 32 NFL teams that will be in the Inner Circle and additional vaccinated fans invited by the...

Executive Transactions

Daily / Thursday, April 15, 2021
The Seahawks have extended the contract of team President CHUCK ARNOLD through '27. Arnold was named Seahawks President in '18 and served as COO from '13-18. Under the extension, he also will continue to serve as President of First & Goal Inc., which operates Lumen Field (...

ICYMI: What I'm Bingeing On with Twitter's TJ Adeshola

Daily / Thursday, April 15, 2021
Twitter Head of U.S. Sports Partnerships  TJ ADESHOLA  brought it strong in  Monday's in-print edition  of SBJ's "What I'm Bingeing On" feature. So strong, here are more of his binge-worthy items. Some responses have been edited for clarity and brevity. I’m...

Pacers lifer, longtime radio analyst Bobby "Slick" Leonard dead at 88

Daily / Wednesday, April 14, 2021
BOBBY "SLICK" LEONARD , who built the "best franchise in ABA history and, later, [saved] professional basketball in Indianapolis," died yesterday at 88, according to Keefer & Michael of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Leonard was the Pacers’ "hard-driving coach who turned the fledgling ABA upstart into three-time league champions." And...