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SBD/Issue 14/Sports Industrialists
What I Like.... With MLB Senior VP/Int'l Business Paul Archey
Published September 30, 2010
|Archey Cites Wife As
Influential Person In Career
In our continuing series, SportsBusiness Daily/SportsBusiness Journal asks top sports personalities for their thoughts, ideas, aspirations and likes. Today, MLB Senior VP/Int'l Business Operations PAUL ARCHEY.
What I like in an insight: There is no substitute for hard work. "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." -- VINCE LOMBARDI.
An influential person in my career: My wife, who encouraged me to take chances and supported me when I did.
An out-of-the-box idea: A lime in a beer.
A timeless idea: MLB Spring Training. Sunshine, baseball and all 30 teams are tied.
A sports facility: Wrigley Field. The new stadiums are great, but Wrigley is a special place.
A sports event: Game 7 of the World Series. I've been fortunate to attend numerous sporting events, but nothing compares to the drama of Game 7.
A strategy: A good business deal is never one-sided.
A hire: JOHN CALIPARI at University of Kentucky.
A brand: Apple.
A trend: Social media in sports.
An innovation: DVRs -- changing the way viewers consume programming.
A pro league or team business initiative: MLB Network.
A story that bears watching: IMG's expanding presence in college sports.
|Archey Says Silly Bandz Is A Product He
Wishes He Had Thought Of
An idea or invention I wish I had thought of: Silly Bandz.
A fantasy job: Athletic director, University of Kentucky.
What I like about my job: Building relationships around the world. Cultures are very different, but people are not.
Sports: Competition, rivalries, underdogs.
Sports business: At the end of the day, it's the entertainment business, not life or death. It should be fun.
Sports media: It's taking fans places they have never been in sports: in the huddle, locker room and on the field.
Sports technology: Helping expand the limits of athletic performances.
Competing: The best way to measure your ability.
The future (or direction) of sports business: Global. International markets increase business opportunities and talent pool.
Sports fans: Fans who truly appreciate the moment. I will always remember PAUL O'NEILL's last game at Yankee Stadium because of the way the fans embraced the moment.
What I'd like to change in what I do: Be less attached to my BlackBerry.
See: College athletes receive a stipend.
See more of in sports: Players staying longer with one team.
See less of in sports: Excessive and choreographed celebrations for less-than-extraordinary performances.
See less of in sports business: Self-promoters. Accomplishments speak louder than words.
See different: The BCS football championship system.
Eliminate: The "one and done" athlete in college basketball. Let players turn pro out of high school if they don't want to go to college.
What I don't like in general: Useless e-mails.
|People Who Take Too Long At
X-Ray Machines Bother Archey
Pet peeve: People who take forever to go through X-ray machines at airports.
In sports: Youth coaches who are concerned more about winning than the kids they are coaching.
In business: People who don't do what they say.
What I like that would surprise those who know me: I was 21 when I first flew in an airplane. I've more than made up for it over the years. I also used to have a mullet.
Above all else: My faith and family come first.
About myself: My jumpshot. I can't play defense anymore but I still like to shoot.
Heroes: My parents. As a proud parent of three kids myself, I am continuously reminded of how supportive and encouraging my parents were for me growing up.
Players: My kids: JAKE (baseball), MEGAN (field hockey) and PETER (football).
Teams: University of Kentucky basketball and the Big Red Machine. Passions that span four generations.
City: A tie: Rome (it's a living museum) and Sydney (no place I would rather be than Bondi Beach in the summer).
Possession: My grandmother's homemade quilts and artwork.
Memento: Photo of me with PETE ROSE sitting on the back of a pick-up truck in my hometown of Greenup, Ky., (pop. 1,100) when I was 8 years old (sporting the same haircut as Pete, too).
Time of year: Spring.
Music: Classic rock and country.
Books: "All Over But the Shoutin'," by RICK BRAGG.
Authors: CARL HIAASEN -- great sense of humor.
Magazine: Sports Illustrated.
Websites: MLB.com and KentuckySportsRadio.com.
Hobbies: Basketball; watching my kids play sports.
Trips: Moonlight Basin, Mont.; and Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic.
Movies: "Bull Durham" and "The Dark Knight."
TV: MLB Network, "SportsCenter," HBO ("Entourage" and "Hard Knocks").
Concerts: My first concert was KISS in 1978; nothing else compares.
Food: In a restaurant: Ribeye steak and mashed potatoes; Takeout: Indian food; Delivery: Pizza.
Dessert: Blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
Drink: Cranberry juice and seltzer.
Scent: Pine tar.
Vacation spots: Chatham, Cape Cod; and Lake Cumberland, Ky.
Singers: ERIC CLAPTON, BOB SEGER and Rascal Flatts.
Quote: "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are and your reputation is merely what others think you are." -- JOHN WOODEN.