Interviews

Gameops.com conducts a monthly interview covering some aspect of the sports entertainment and operations community. On this page you will find a link to the most recent Gameops.com Interview, as well as links to nearly 60 interviews with Industry Leaders from our archives.

Paul Dickson – Author of Bill Veeck Bio

Our Interview with author Paul Dickson. His biography of Bill Veeck expertly captures the entertaining and playful Veeck who is the Godfather of Game Operations and Entertainment. Dickson shares stories from his work on this highly recommended book.

Rafi Kohan – Author of The Arena

Cudo talks with Author Rafi Kohan talk about Bill Veeck’s continued influence, the odor of a mascot, where halftime acts come from, the balance between Winning and Fun and more.

Zach Lowe – ESPN

ESPN Senior Writer Zach Lowe once covered crime, city and state government and now talsk NBA, mascots and court designs. This is our interview from October 2014.

Stewart Scott – SANTA

After reading a book about a Mall Santa’s experiences I connected the dots and realized his experiences built a template for a great mascot performer. The similarities are striking and our conversation is a fun one. 

Jon Terry – History of Baseball Acts

Jon Terry is the owner of SRO Productions of Tulsa. After booking baseball acts he aquired a keen interest in the history of sports acts. He drops some insight from Al Schact to Morganna.

Jon Spoelstra – Marketing Outrageously

Jon Spoelstra explains why it’s so important to entertain, tells how he almost gave a jockstrap to every man, woman and child coming to New Jersey Net games and turns down the volume in this Gameops.com Interview.

Professor David Horowitz Connects Sports and History

Horowitz grew up a New York Giants fan, and frequently flowers his lectures with sports anecdotes, which made me think he may be an interesting interview here on Gameops.com. We also have a slew of links and additional information on this interview that take you all over the interesting cross-section of sports, history and US culture.