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Tech of Sports

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From the shoes we wear on our feet to the high definition televisions in our living room, wearable devices, the sports universe is a breeding ground for technology. Writer and Photographer Rick Limpert will examine this each week on The Tech of Sports – With guests which include athletes, inventors and journalists that cover the intersection of sports and technology.
 
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Rick is joined by former CNN Headline News’ Jane Velez-Mitchell this week to talk about her new venture. Jane Velez-Mitchell, award-winning TV journalist, New York Times bestselling author and former CNN Headline News anchor, has launched a new streaming network called UnchainedTV. This network is FREE and does not require any emails, subscriptions…
 
Rick is joined this week by former D-I student athlete and now author, M.K. Lever. Imagine a world where coercion, control, surveillance, and manipulation reign. Where imbalance of power makes exploitation easy and where those at the bottom of the heap sacrifice everything to make a profit for those at the top. M.K. Lever’s knockout debut work of f…
 
Coach Brian Bohannon, of Kennesaw State joins Rick this week. Hired on March 24, 2013 and tasked with building a football program from scratch, Bohannon embraced the challenge and quickly turned Kennesaw State into the best five-year start-up program in college football history in 2019 with a 48-15 overall record, two Big South Conference champions…
 
Great guest this week… Rick is joined by Gary Green. Prominent businessman Gary Green is living the dream of every sports fan as the owner of four professional sports teams: the United Soccer League’s Union Omaha and MiLB’s Omaha Storm Chasers, Richmond Flying Squirrels and Montgomery Biscuits. Now, the native New Yorker is teaming with Jet Linx Av…
 
Rick is joined by comedian, turned skateboard coach, George Wang this week. May marked the start of AAPI Heritage Month, AAPI which stands for Asian American/Pacific Islander, is an important and impactful month for Pan-Asian individuals everywhere in the face of #StopAsianHate, and as we navigate the changing landscape for AAPI folk in the media a…
 
Peggy Sullivan joins Rick this week. Peggy is the Author of the book, “Happiness Is Your Responsibility”. The book is a combination of emotion, humor, and straight talk to inspire others to believe and see how they can have the life they want. By sharing practical wisdom and touching personal stories, Peggy provides insight into how to cultivate wh…
 
Rick is joined by author and lawyer, Jotham S. Stein this week. What does it mean to negotiate like a CEO? How important are employment agreements? How can you learn to protect yourself and your family if the worst does happen? These are all questions that Jotham S. Stein addresses in his book Negotiate Like a CEO, with the goal of equipping indivi…
 
Rick is joined by Ohio State starting quarterback this week on ‘Tech of Sports!” Stroud is Express’ first-ever Collegiate Athlete Style Ambassadors along with fellow local Columbus collegiate football player Jaxon Smith-Njigba. He spent his true freshman year at Ohio State as a backup to Justin Fields. He did not attempt any passes but had a 48-yar…
 
Rick is joined by Dave Duecker, CEO of Bike.com this week. Bike.com is officially live! The online marketplace looks to become the one-stop-shop for both experienced bicyclists and those graduating from training wheels. They have created a community where anyone interested in riding can come to learn, explore and purchase a bike, while also ensurin…
 
Even though I’m not an RVer, I think about traveling the country in an RV often. This week, Rick is joined by Joel Holland, travel expert and CEO of Harvest Hosts, a membership platform for RVers to find unique overnight stays. Harvest Hosts, a membership program giving RVers access to unique overnight stays, finds that in a recent survey, 63% of r…
 
Just days before the 2022 Masters Tournament, Atlanta entrepreneur Edgar Evans Jr. happily released his signature golf shoe, “The Edgar 1’s.” The shoe was created to inspire the world and provide the youth of underserved communities with golf resources. Evans joins Rick this week to talk about his shoes, golf and more! A native of … Continue readin…
 
Rick is joined by internet and baseball sensation, Zack Hample this week. Hample has attended games at 61 different MLB stadiums and snagged more than 11,000 balls in the stands including Mike Trout’s 1st career home run and Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th hit. Hample gives his tips for catching baseballs at games and his favorite ballparks. … Continue re…
 
Kevin Gallagher joins Rick this week to talk his new book and “saving baseball.” SAVE THE GAME ™ is a grass roots initiative to invigorate Major League Baseball and increase youth participation in the game; the initiative was launched by the nine-year veteran former MLB player Jeff Frye (Rangers, Red Sox, Rockies, Blue Jays), and … Continue reading…
 
WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested a month ago in Moscow’s main airport. On Thursday it was announced that she would be held without trial until at least May 19th. She currently faces charges that could carry a sentence of up to 10-years in prison. Upon arrival in Moscow during her seventh season playing professional … Continue reading Aron Sol…
 
Rick is joined this week on ‘Tech of Sports’ by Kyle Groth, CEO of Whiskers. Whiskers’ Made-in-the-USA golf laces coordinate in style and color with the footwear and apparel brands PGA Tour players and amateur golfers’ wear. Crafted with ultra-durable poly-nylon tech weave and high-grade aglets, they are available in multiple styles, flat and oval …
 
Rick is joined by Mark DiMassimo of DiGo this week. March 13th is the start of March Madness, and as many fans begin thinking about their brackets, companies should also begin thinking about their advertising strategies. How can companies use advertising during March Madness to ensure desired behavior changes are met among consumers? Mark DiMassimo…
 
What’s new from GolfLogix? Pete Charleston, Co-founder and President stops by ‘Tech of Sports’ this week. Charleston co-founded Premium Cigars International and helped take the company public on the Nasdaq. Charleston served as vice president of sales for Premium Cigars International, where he successfully launched an in-store humidor program in ov…
 
Great to talk with another rower this week, Dani Hansen, Team USA Paralympic athlete in Rowing and a Hydrow athlete. Hansen is a 6’1″ rower from Modesto, Cal. She competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. She has won a gold medal and five silver medals from the World Rowing Championships and … Continue reading Dani Hansen, Two-time…
 
Rick is joined by former Olympic rower, Aquil Abdullah this week. He was appearing at CES 2022 at the Hydrow booth. Hydrow, the leading and only at-home connected rower that streams the live on-water experience of rowing live to users home had a great area at CES this year. The booth was equipped with the … Continue reading Aquil Abdullah, Olympian…
 
Rick is joined by former Major League pitcher and owner of the latest RockBox Fitness, DJ Mitchell. Fitness in Marietta, Ga. will never be the same. A former college, Minor League and Major League pitcher, DJ has many great stories to share and his unique philosophy when it comes to fitness. DJ worked his way … Continue reading DJ Mitchell, Former …
 
One of my favorite things at CES in 2022 was a little fan ventilation system for facemasks. Joined by Eric Fouchard this week on ‘Tech of Sports’ to talk about the groundbreaking Aeronest. Attach Aeronest to your mask, push the button : « et voilà » , you are now breathing effortlessly !! Thanks to … Continue reading Eric Fouchard, Aeronest from Ne…
 
Rick is joined by Jeff Morin this week on ‘Tech of Sports.’ Jeff us the CEO and Co-Founder of Liteboxer. Liteboxer uses technology to bring about positive and lasting change through fitness. Punch into a new routine. Punch past your limitations. Jeff Morin is a MIT-educated engineer and certified personal trainer with an eye for … Continue reading …
 
Rick talks with the Ambassador of France to the US, Philippe Etienne this week on ‘Tech of Sports.’ Étienne served as chief diplomatic adviser to the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, from 2017 to 2019. He was nominated as ambassador of France in the United States effective September 2019. He was in Las Vegas last … Continue reading Philippe Et…
 
Rick is joined by Gabby Thomas this week. Thomas won both a silver and bronze in Tokyo and is the third fastest woman all-time in the 200 meters. A graduate of Harvard University, she studied neurobiology and global health as an undergraduate. While at Harvard, Thomas won 22 conference titles across her three years of … Continue reading Gabby Thoma…
 
Rick is joined by Paul Shirley this week as he has a new book! The Process is the Product. Here’s the lesson Paul Shirley has learned: it doesn’t matter if it’s professional sports, writing, public speaking, engineering, or acting—there will never be enough money, fame, or success to justify all the work if you can’t … Continue reading Paul Shirley…
 
Rick is joined this week on “Tech of Sports” by former Golf Channel and FOX Sports broadcaster, Holly Sonders. Her story is an incredible one, rising to fame through golf broadcasting and becoming one of the first “womenpreneurs” in the Sports and modeling world through social media. Holly is candid and insightful as the former … Continue reading H…
 
Great to be joined by the legendary Dave Heeren this week. Dave has seen NBA games since 1947 and has a new book out taking statistics and the TENDEX Method into account to rank the top-75 NBA players of all-time. The book is Seventy-Five. Dave is an award-winning journalist and author of 18 books. He … Continue reading Dave Heeren, NBA Statisticia…
 
Rick is joined by Jack Oswald of Cancha Bags this week. After nearly a decade of traveling the world on the men’s pro tennis circuit, Oswald grew tired of experiencing the downfalls of traditional tennis bags: broken zips, loose stitching, uncomfortable straps and a ‘one-size fits all’ mentality that let him and others down time … Continue reading …
 
Happy holidays and that means eating and maybe missing some of your regular workouts. Sara Colletti, from the LIFTSWEAT Method is on ‘Tech of Sports’ this week to help. Hear Sara on quick fitness hacks and coming up with creative ways to add more movement into your day, no matter how much time you have … Continue reading Sara Colletti, from the LIF…
 
Sports and leisure travel and more with longtime hotel GM, Jay Leonard. Jay is the Complex General Manager at the Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort. A unique and fantastic property. He is a great guest, has done it all in the hospitality industry, a big sports fan and “gets it” when it … Continue reading Jay Leonard, Complex Gen…
 
The award-winning, Emmy-nominated Small Business Revolution is back! For the past five years, Deluxe has helped revitalize small businesses in communities across the US, including Fredonia, NY, Alton, Illinois and Searcy, AR. Lucky small businesses were selected to receive business, marketing, operational, technical and sometimes financial guidance…
 
Great to be joined by Tiffany Taylor this week. She’s a productivity and time management coach. There used to be a time when working more hours yielded more income, but there will always be a cap on time, as you’re seeing. The key is to scale results without scaling stress and workload. We all want … Continue reading Tiffany Taylor, Schedule Optimi…
 
In 1928, when Earnest Wilburn Peek began publishing the football guides of Franklin, Tennessee High School and Battle Ground Academy, he never dreamed that he was embarking on a life-long vocation. Nor did he anticipate in 1939 that his early printing efforts would evolve into the now famous PEEK’SIZE FOOTBALL GUIDE, that has been published … Conti…
 
A great talk with this interesting author this week. Tiny Blunders, Big Disasters: Thirty-Nine Tiny Mistakes That Changed the World Forever!, by Jared Knott, is a multiple award winning bestselling book. Knott just picked up the 2021 International Book Award, in the History category, and a New Generation Indie Award, (Finalist History Non-Fiction).…
 
Rick is joined by Kim Carducci this week and she has a new book! Carducci’s debut book, The I of the Tiger, is out and it goes into depth about the mental health aspect of being a top performing athlete and offers ways athletes can manage their minds. Carducci was able to rise above her … Continue reading Kim Carducci, Author, Former D1 Swimmer on …
 
Rick is joined by Andrea Kremer this week. Andrea Kremer and Hannah Storm became the first-ever female duo to call an NFL game in 2018, and are two of the most accomplished sports journalists in the business. They are back for their fourth year of calling Thursday Night Football on Prime Video, and speak to … Continue reading Andrea Kremer, Award W…
 
Great to have Rodney Hilton Brown on the podcast this week. For most people, it’s a little known fact Cassius Clay Sr. was a house painter as well as fine arts painter in his hometown Louisville and that he shared his love of the arts and encouraged his son, known globally as Muhammad Ali, to … Continue reading Rodney Hilton Brown, Author, MUHAMMAD…
 
If you’ve seen Pawn Stars, you’ve seen Steve Grad authenticate autographs. In my opinion, the premiere autograph authenticator in the world. Grad joins me from Industry Summit in Las Vegas to talk about what’s hot in autographs and some of the current topics in authentication. That includes talking Michael Jordan autographs and how many fakes … Con…
 
Talking everything travel, Las Vegas and wagering this week with Mark Frissora, former CEO and President of Caesars Entertainment. Mark P. Frissora was previously the Chief Executive Officer and President of Caesars Entertainment. He also has served as the chair and CEO of two Fortune 500 companies, Hertz Global Holdings, and Tenneco, Inc. With ove…
 
Rick is joined by Olympian, Scott Shipley this week to talk about a new exciting whitewater facility in Montgomery, Alabama. The center, currently under construction in Montgomery, AL, is the future training ground of Olympians. Easily accessible from 1-85 and 1-65 exits, the Montgomery Whitewater Center is a world-class outdoor activities center w…
 
Grip MD is a revolutionary new unique training device developed by two former collegiate tennis stars with the goal to aid players of all levels how to perfect the proper volley, serve, and slice grip. Grip MD is the creation of former ATP World Tour doubles No. 38 and NCAA Champion Mark Merklein and former … Continue reading Mark Merklein, Grip MD…
 
Chris Clarey joins Rick this week to talk a little tennis and his new book on Roger Federer. There have been other biographies of Roger Federer, but never one with this kind of access to the man himself, his support team, and the most prominent figures in the game, including such rivals as Rafael Nadal, … Continue reading Christopher Clarey, Author…
 
Rick is joined by Alex Alt of Oracle this week. Oracle is helping Americans travel! In May, 24% of respondents said they planned to travel immediately, and 31% in the next one to three months. The takeaway? 55% are ready to roam in time for Independence Day. Stars, Stripes…and Shots: Over 3/4 (77%) of North … Continue reading Alex Alt, Oracle, Gett…
 
Rick has a great guest this week! Atlanta Radio Personality, Truist Atlanta Open presented by Fiserv tournament MC, and avid tennis player, Jason Bailey, who can now add “Inventor” to his resume. Inventor? The 46-year old radio personality has created a revolutionary new tennis product called “My Court Caddy.” It’s available for pre-order now! It ……
 
Our thoughts define who we are. But for many of us, thoughts of work and the things we need to get done consume our waking hours. How can we achieve a more balanced life if we are so overwhelmed? This is where Bob Boylan and his new book, 4 Ideas With Actionable Wisdom, come in, … Continue reading Bob Boylan, Author ‘4 Ideas with Actionable Wisdom’…
 
Rick and Scott have a great discussion. Scott is Director of Recreation and Wellness at Reynolds Lake Oconee, but he’s so much more to Reynolds. Previously he opened the Golden Door Spa & Fitness in the Waldorf Astoria Park City, Utah, traveling the United States for six years working to turn spa and fitness operations … Continue reading Scott Cowd…
 
BJ Pilling is CEO of Atlanta-based GoFan, one of the top digital ticketing companies for high school sports events. He joins Rick to talk about the busy year they’ve already had in 2021 and what the rest of the year has in store. GoFan is a tech company and a sports company, providing digital ticketing … Continue reading BJ Pilling, CEO of GoFan, H…
 
Rick talks with Felix Breitschädel, PhD, Norwegian Olympic Sports Centre this week on ‘Tech of Sports.’ How are Norwegian athletes preparing for the Olympics? Both the summer games and the winter games. The Norwegian Ski Team is utilizing unique tech to give their skiers an edge on the slopes by arming them with detailed data, … Continue reading Fe…
 
Rick talks with Dr. Stephen Liu this week, the man behind FORME and the Forme Tour. FORME is a transformative solution to daily posture training and lifestyle improvement and Dr. Liu. Additionally, Forme has created the PGA Tour sanctioned Forme Tour to help disadvantaged, minority and Canadian players boost their careers. The top 5 point … Continu…
 
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