Monday, February 28, 2011

"Here-I'm Open!" - The Power of Sport (Nate's Story)

“Here—I’m Open!” is a weekly column written every Monday aimed at offering readers inspiration, a unique take on sporting news, and general sports know-how.”   

After last week's novel, brevity is the key to this week's post. A quick shout again to Mike Milich of Sky Blue FC for his time this past Thursday. Those present learned a great deal about how sales and marketing differ when working in smaller-scale professional sport. That noted, it is time to jump into this week's post.

Sport is powerful. It makes us jump out of our seat in jubilation one moment and look away in nervousness the next. It invokes both positive and negative emotions.

Though, at the end of the day, sport is merely a game. Sure, no one likes to lose. There is an element of competitiveness at play. As a former athlete, I understand this notion. Still, sport is fundamentally about recreating and having fun through physical activity, whether we watch it on the tube or participate ourselves.

With that in mind, I’d like to pass along a powerful ESPN video. It’s Monday, the first day back at school or at work. After a nice weekend, feel free to take a few moments away from your Monday commitments and give this a watch.  Kick back, put your feet up, and enjoy. Warning: you may want to have some tissues handy.

Watch it here.

“Here—I’m Open!” is authored by Sport Management Student Union (SMTSU) President, Kevin Giordano. A sophomore sport management major and native of Hillsborough, New Jersey, Kevin has experience working in women’s and men’s professional soccer and collegiate athletics.  For questions, comments, and story suggestions, he can be reached at

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