Thursday, April 30, 2020

The Pandemic Challenge


What are you doing with your forced free time?

As the owner of an online publication and a broadcasting network, I find this to be a time to scout other networks as they try to find content.

Since we do a lot of sports shows on The South Florida Tribune Broadcasting Network, Golic & Wingo, Get Up and First Take have provided ideas how to proceed with how I approach things.

At, we’re fortunate to have 29 Media Distribution Partners along with regular writers to provide content.

As we continue to increase numbers, the model for any business is to make sure that they’re active on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

The only way these Social Media outlets don’t work is if you don’t aggressively work them. For many of us old school guys, the transition has been quite the learning curve. I miss the newspaper, television and radio days when these outlets took care of the promotion and production.

Welcome to 2020.

Who would have thought that the NFL would hold a Virtual Draft?

Did anyone expect a record 55 Million people to watch it on ABC, ESPN and ESPN 2?

Will the NFL will adopt some sort of Virtual Draft format in the future?

Time will tell.

Before the Pandemic started, I’ve never heard of Zoom. Now it’s going to be a wave of the future. I’ve used them for networking meetings and now it’s neat to catch up with family.

During this time, it seems like in the sports world, you wonder what sport will be cancelled or postponed.

How much money will be lost due to the pandemic?

While everyone has taken a hit in the pocketbook, have lost love ones because of COVID-19, plus the sad stories we hear on Social Media, the only thing we have to do is stick together. I’m currently dealing with a very seriously ill mother in Michigan that I can’t see because of the Stay Home Orders. I have a feeling that I may never see her alive. But I’m sure many of this are in the same boat.

Nonetheless, we have to challenge ourselves to make the best out of a tough situation. I know it’s easier said than done.

But let us hope that we can get back to our regular routines in the near future.

We can only hope that we never face this type of situation again and if we do, we’re better prepared to handle this in the future.

Meanwhile, Stay Safe. Stay Home. Do Social Distancing and Kudos to our first responders. These first responders are our heroes.

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