UPDATES: DOUG ELDRIDGE
Before the sun rose on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24th, Hilary and I announced that she's pregnant with our first child: Alexander Loflin Eldridge! The anticipated due-date is June 1, 2017 and we couldn't possibly be more excited or more thankful.
Megas Alexandros will be a blessing of all blessings and for that, we are truly grateful. God is Good! //DE
The morning after seeing Halapio at the NYG game, we had a slate of Achilles PR client work, calls, and planning meetings, in NYC. By afternoon, we closed the laptops and took in the city for a few hours, before showering and changing jeans and houndstooth for a tuxedo and ballgown, at the 2016 Golden Goggles Awards, in Times Square.
This year, DLE client, Bruce Gemmell was nominated for Coach of the Year, after his star pupil, Katie Ledecky, put on a virtual clinic at the Rio Games this summer. We also had Hilary's brother, Michael, who brought home a slew of honors in what he's saying was "definitely" his final appearance at the annual USA Swimming awards program.
All in all, it was an elegant evening, and a nice opportunity to see clients, family & friends. //DE
LAND OF GIANTS
On Nov. 20th, we caught the Giants home game against the Bears. It was a narrow, but necessary win for the NYG and one that moved them up the board in the NFC play-off picture. The best part--aside from the cold beer and spicy mustard on the hotdog--was getting to see our guy, Jon Halapio down in the tunnel after the game.
Jon plays OG/C for the Giants and is as kind as he is big, which is saying a lot--the big Tongan lineman stands 6'3 307 and makes a 2XL hoodie look like a kids Medium. We're excited for Jon and the Giants, as we round the corner into the final six games of the NFL regular season.
It's always nice to get out of the office and see our clients in their element. Keep it up, Jon! //DE
BACK IN STUDIO
October and November saw the transition of summer to fall sports seasons and with it, a litany of sports media storylines.
We were back in the TV studio for a variety of segments including: NFL sagging ratings, the impact of the Colin Kaepernick National Anthem protest, the record-setting MLB playoffs TV ratings, and the iconic 108-year long Cubs World Series run.
No matter the topic and no matter the network, I never take the opportunity to appear on national television for granted. It's a privilege--not a right--and it's one that I greatly value and appreciate. //DE