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.

Todd Overton – Prize Indemnification

Big money prize pay-offs have spread through sports and now are a part of nearly every major event. Sponsors love the strong impressions, teams love the entertainment value, and fans love the drama.

Michael Zerrillo – Unmasking Hugo the Hornet

A legendary mascot performer hung up his tights and wings last spring after 17 seasons with the Hornet’s organization. Michael Zerrillo gives us the buzz on his career as an NBA mascot in a Gameops.com Interview.

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.

Bromley Lowe – The YoJo Show

Fans witnessing Bromley Lowe’s final moments as a Major League Baseball mascot saw him taking off his size 22 floppy shoes and leaving them on the pitcher’s mound. But that wasn’t the end for Bromley as a performer…it was just the beginning.

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 talks 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.