Steve Lackmeyer reports Bricktown guru Jim Cowan is resigning. Personal note: I’ve dealt with Cowan on a few shoots and he’s always been great to work with and well spoken on camera. I appreciate his willingness to help us out with stories and videos. Best of luck, Jim!
The above video doesn’t do the event proper justice. Mostly because you can’t enjoy how good the hamburgers smelled.
El Reno, it’s people and groups, do an outstanding job with this event. I was amazed how many people were there, especially the families. Parents with strollers prowled the downtown area everywhere for several hours Saturday as the rains held off.
Big thanks to El Reno Mayor Matt White for his time for an interview. He seems like a genuinely nice guy who enjoys working for his city.
Also a big thanks for Geoff Eaton for his promotion of this event (hard to miss his enthusiasm on Twitter) and the various hook-ups associated with making coverage of events like this easier, like judging a Battle of the Bands. Makes a difference.
Now Google is shopping for other events to show on YouTube in real time, a plan that could shake up the sports broadcasting world. To date, though, live sports viewing on the Internet has been hampered by slow broadband speeds, and the reluctance of sports leagues to cannibalize profits that come from traditional broadcasters. Some broadcasters, like ESPN, predominantly show events online that they do not carry on television.