My favorite video so far of Jayson Werth’s Game 4 walk-off home run for the Nats

This is my favorite video so far of Jayson Werth’s NLDS Game 4 walk-off home run for the Nats. “I HIT RECORD!” is the new “GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!”

(via @recordsANDradio)

Spring adult kickball and dodgeball leagues

The push is on for our spring WAKA Kickball and Dodgeball leagues.

Like it says on our Facebook page right now, “Round up your office team…email your friends and put a group together…or sign-up as a free agent and meet new people. Spring is right around the corner and the options are endless with WAKA!”

We also have a new website up for anyone looking at sports-related franchise opportunities. Check out our new social sports franchise video on YouTube as well.

YouTube video on franchise program

We have a new video up on YouTube now for WAKA’s social sports franchise program. Check it out below and, if you aren’t looking to own a social sports franchise yourself, we’ll give you $2,000 if you send an owner/operator our way through our franchise referral program.

Kevin Weekes says Caps now “the main team” in DC area sports scene

Speaking on the NHL Network about the Anaheim Ducks hiring of former Caps coach Bruce Boudreau, Kevin Weekes praised Boudreau for putting Caps “back on the radar” and said, “they’re now the main team back in the DC area in terms of the sports scene.” True? Do the Caps come ahead of the Skins as DC’s “main team” right now?

WAKA Kickball on ESPN’s Mike & Mike

I came across this on YouTube this morning. A few years ago, former NFL player Mike Golic of ESPN’s Mike & Mike show stumbled upon a WAKA Kickball game in Connecticut and ended up rolling out the first pitch. Here he is talking about it on the show.

Live music at Dogfish Head

Some video I took last night…

Jon Kaplan from DC band Bicycle Thieves, covering Bob Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg, MD – July 2, 2011

Pottermore, J.K. Rowling and making fans feel important and appreciated

Time will tell what Pottermore will be like, but J.K. Rowling shows how to make fans feel important with her video announcing the website. While promoting the new product, she spends a good deal of time saying thank you and crediting fans:

“I am still astonished and delighted by the response the stories met.”

“…Harry’s fans remain as enthusiastic and inventive as ever.”

“I’d like to take the opportunity to say thank you because no author could have asked for a more wonderful, diverse and loyal readership.”

And, with Pottermore, she says the fans will play a key role in the product itself:

“It’s the same story with a few crucial additions. The most important one is you. Just as the experience of reading requires that the imaginations of the author and reader work together to create the story, so Pottermore will be built in part by you the reader.”

If the product, which launches in October, is well-received, Pottermore may become a great example of how to further expand a franchise in a unique way to produce more revenue streams. With this announcement, it’s already delivered a nice example of good PR and how to treat customers.