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[21 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Unsettling glimpse into world of sales | ]
Unsettling glimpse into world of sales

If you adopt a certain point of view, it can accurately be said that we all have to sell ourselves to a degree. Even those of us who find any kind of self-promotion awkward and unnatural have to compromise at some point, whether it be for a job opening, business opportunity or just generally making a good impression to someone.
With that being said, I do not think I could be involved in sales full-time. In addition to trying to find suitable sponsors for my radio show, I am currently working …

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[7 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on After 20 years, my moment finally arrived | ]
After 20 years, my moment finally arrived

I am not prone to be melodramatic, except for when I endure a particularly painful sports defeat. But what I experienced last weekend is challenging to describe without being a little sensational.
This is a very condensed version of a lengthy tale, but that is the point of a blog post. If I decide to write a book, I’ll let you know the details. I grew up in love with playing basketball from as far back as I can remember. The fact that I was really good at it helped, but …

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[28 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on The 70s even had pro hoops in STL | ]
The 70s even had pro hoops in STL

The last time that St. Louis had a real professional basketball team was in 1976. What a Leap Year it was! Bob Costas made his broadcasting debut in STL, the Spirits of St. Louis put their unique stamp on pro hoops history before the ABA-NBA merger, Star Wars came out, the Olympics went down in Canada, we had Jimmy Carter and Patti Hearst in the news, The Last Waltz went down, punk rock was emerging, … the beginning of Apple … and my wife was born.
A really, really, really good …

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[1 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on As dreams come true, a reality check arises | ]
As dreams come true, a reality check arises

There is certainly something to be said with regard to validating the old-timey wisdom of “Just do you what you really want do, and everything will take care of itself.”
It is a tempting path when trying to control one’s fate, and an altruistic approach to life and work. In that regard, I am abundantly fulfilled at having my own basketball radio show on the airwaves in an extremely historical, relevant and brilliant city such as St. Louis. It is pretty damn awesome.
Looking back five months ago, I may not have …

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[20 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on I shall be released | ]
I shall be released

In the near future, I will be re-visiting my high school gym to play basketball there for the first time in 20 years. This is a genuinely monumental event for me and is significant on multiple personal levels.
Once this event occurs, I’ll dive deeper into its related significance. It is an intensely personal subject with unlimited depth. But it involves my pure love of the game, desire to revisit my teen years and high school experience, to put a positive ending on a negative outcome, and finally reconcile something that …

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[12 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on The sad story of LeBron James | ]
The sad story of LeBron James

(My radio show on 7.10.10 featured extensive analysis regarding LeBron James’ decision to leave for Miami. The following commentary is primarily an excerpt from the show’s opening commentary. The audio link to this show is here.)
Please, please … please … tell me that LeBron James did not just leave Cleveland; that the unthinkable, the unimaginable, the unfathomable did not go down this week. That I was NOT proven wrong.
It is a very unfortunate situation in Cleveland, where hometown hero LeBron James decided to end his quest to bring that city …

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[29 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Unique social film experience | ]
Unique social film experience

(Update on my radio show): http://doolittlebrothers.com/
Over the past few years, I have made very notable strides in overcoming social anxiety issues and becoming a pretty social individual. Though not a natural thing for me, I am certainly not the same person who just four or five years ago would routinely go days without any social interaction outside of my home.
It was never a major problem, which is a good thing since I now have a live radio show! But I did tend to allow my introverted tendencies to dominate …

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[20 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Looking forward to the show | ]
Looking forward to the show

The fact that I will be on the radio speaking live about the NBA this Saturday is quite an interesting development.  It feels good, and also feels like the natural culmination of so many paths that inevitably should land at this collective destination. It seems I have two options: waste time being worried about something going wrong, or just go with the flow of the show and have a great time doing what I want to do.
I’ll choose the latter. Ample preparation combined with enthusiasm, good content, interviews and analysis …

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[15 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Sometimes big ideas really do come to fruition | ]
Sometimes big ideas really do come to fruition

When one is trying to cover all of the social media bases available for self-promotion, it can be kind of daunting. Promoting myself is an unnatural thing for me to do, yet I have plenty of reason to do so – and it is necessary as I prepare to launch my NBA radio talk show, called At the Buzzer on Team 1380.
The show is official and will begin on Saturday, April 24th from 6pm to 7pm on Team 1380 AM in the St. Louis market. It is the only NBA-themed …