Guest Post – The Referee’s Perspective: Sometimes We Know What We Are Doing

Editor's Note: Garrett Galbreath is a high school basketball official in Washington State and a Board Member for the Snohomish County Basketball Officials. Since I am someone who has ALWAYS treated sports officials with the greatest of respect, and NEVER engaged in any kinds of disagreement with one rearding the idiocy of their calls, laziness on …

Occupy Seattle Described as a Poker Game

You won't see this analysis written anywhere else - this content comes from part of an email chain where a bunch of people were discussing the differences between the original Occupy Wall Street and the local spin-off versions such as Occupy LA and Occupy Seattle.  It all stemmed from an LA Times article that explained it would cost Los Angeles $2…

Guest Post: GoDaddy Domains Threatened Because of SOPA Support

Michael Neu posted this article on our company blog.  I think it's a good summary and am re-posting it here. >> Techcrunch posted an article today called “Cheezburger’s Ben Huh: If GoDaddy Supports SOPA, We’re Taking Our 1000+ Domains Elsewhere”. The story is in reference to GoDaddy’s support of SOPA the (Stop-Online-Piracy-A…

U2 At Qwest – Top 10 Spontaneous Decisions

So let me paint the picture for you....   It's the day after the child's prom.  In either a moment of wisdom or stupidity, I had allowed child and friends to have their post party at my house, which sent us to a hotel. So, we went to the SAM Remix party that night and had a great time with friends.  Then, we stopped by the house and …

Guest Post – The UK Prepares for the World Cup

(My friend Lisa is a Canadian who has lived in the UK since attending grad school in Manchester.  She sends some notes from her adopted homeland as they prep for the World Cup.) It all started out very innocently. A car flag waving on a black cab. The occasional overheard office discussion as to who would ‘make the team’. The argum…

Farewell Ernie Harwell

I was going to put some notes together on the passing of Detroit Tigers Broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell.  However, before I had a chance, the North Sound division of AndyBoyer.com but together this list which I'll forward here: Was born two years before the radio was invented. Was a bat boy for the Atlanta Crackers (really) at age five.&nbs…

Here’s a Fun Blog

The Stanwood bureau of AndyBoyer.com once again shows it is worth every dime we are pouring into it.  Garrett and his team bring us "Bend it Like Bennett" a blog written by a fake Clay Bennett. Funny stuff.  And as Garrett reports: This cannot be written by an OKC resident.  It has to be a disgruntled Seattle fan.  However, the …

The Best Seat in Pro Sports

This comes to us from the Stanwood division of Andy Boyer.com.  This is what happens when your marketing team doesn't check things out with the legal team. Or maybe they couldn't reach the lawyers, since the whole legal team was in court trying to make sure the Seattle based Marketing team would be out of a job in a few weeks....  …

People, You Cannot Control Social Media

One of my favorite things to watch is when businesses choose to ignore a technology or shift in human behavior, and honestly believe that if they ignore it well enough, it will simply go away.We saw this in the music industry, where executives refused to believe that anyone would rather listen to thousands of songs on a device the size of a credit …

What Does “No Comment” Really Mean?

(Contributed by Garrett Galbreath, Snohomish Bureau Chief) I always wonder what the "no comment" comment really means.  I think in most cases, it means: "Yeah, I was involved but I am not saying a thing" (the "screw you"). Or "Yeah, I was involved in some manner, but I refuse to say anything …