In the 1967 film classic "The Graduate," the hero, Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), received one word of business advice from a family friend, Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke). That suggestion was "Plastics."
"There's a great future in plastics," McGuire continued.
And, who knows, had Ben invested in plastics 51-years ago, he might today be a millionaire many times over. The historical truth was... Read More
What a wild few weeks that’s been. Hashtag campaigns were formed, conspiracy plots cooked up, and lots and lots of discussion about what happened, why it happened, and whether or not it should have happened.
I am going to weigh in on all of the above, and I have new information and insight to bring to the discussion. More importantly, though, we’re going to get past the symptoms of the issue at... Read More
Singapore Sevens - The next HSBC World Rugby Sevens continues in its sixth circuit iteration when 16-Men's teams meet in Singapore this weekend. This year's tournament started late due to the British Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, which pushed this event back from one week to three after Hong Kong.
Competing will be nine sides that played in sevens during those Games, and six... Read More
Women's Sevens, Japan - Saturday, April 21 begins the third leg of the HSBC Women's 2017/2018 Sevens circuit after a three-month hiatus since the Sydney Sevens tournament.
In a demonstrable example of perhaps too much sevens, many of the leading teams that recently participated in rugby sevens at the 2018 British Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia, sustained injuries to their star... Read More
Historically, when talking about rugby in America, there have evolved three distinct groupings that all begin with the letter "P."
Pollyannas - Ever optimistic about the current state and future development of the sport;
Pessimists - Envision the worst outcome of any meaure or event related to USA rugby; and,
Pragmatists - Concerned only with practical application stemming from facts.
When it... Read More
Written by Meghan Glass of "Catholic Philly"
It may be hard to imagine parallels between an English sport and a life insurance company, but not so for Penn Mutual.
Eileen McDonnell, chairman and chief executive officer of the Horsham-based firm, pointed to many similarities between her firm and rugby during a speech Monday, April 9 as she accepted the annual award of the Institute for Sport,... Read More
Over the last three years, the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA) has continued to build up its 15s touring sides from one in 2015, to three in 2016 and five in 2017. This year, the expansion will have EIRA fielding ten teams competing against provincial opposition from u15-u19 levels at different times in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada and in Ireland. EIRA will also be competing again in... Read More
Women 7s at Commonwealth Games: Day One on Friday saw the three favorites, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada move forward with two victories each. Fiji and England ended 1-1. Of the three unbeaten leaders, the Black Ferns looked exceptional winning with two shutouts; 41-0 against South Africa, and 48-9 versus Kenya.
The Men 7s commences tomorrow. Finals for Women and Men are on Sunday.
And these... Read More
For the next three days, rugby sevens will be the highlight of the Commonwealth Games contested in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. This event began in 1930 when they were known as the British Empire Games. They are open to all countries within the Commonwealth, and other nations with supplementary status and historical United Kingdom association.
The competition was last scheduled in Glasgow,... Read More
Youth Rugby Club Performs Community Clean Up - The Springfield (Virginia) South County Youth Club conducted its annual community service project on Saturday, March 31. More than 30 members of the SYC/West End Rugby family cleaned up trash from the Wakefield Run as well as conducting biological stream monitoring. This is an annual tradition and an important service when the rugby club helps the... Read More