Articles by Ken Crites

Ken was an early RotoWire contributor back in the 90’s. He now returns with the grace of Gheorghe Muresan and the wisdom of Joe Gibbs. Tweet him at @KenCrites or e-mail him at ken@rotowire.com.

Pop-A-Shot Rebirth

At RotoWire, we like to watch and play a lot of basketball. We also enjoy all that sports bars have to offer. So, naturally, we’re all Pop-A-Shot fanatics, the classic sports bar vending machine game that challenges ballers to drain as many shots as possible within a short amount of time, usually with a beer in your hand.

When we heard the company not only still existed, but is going through a rebirth, we reached out to new owner Tony Stucker to learn more. Here’s the results of our sports bar interview (without the clanging of beer mugs) —

RotoWire –  I was giddy when I heard Pop-A-Shot not only still exists, but is going through a rebirth.  What compelled you to buy the company?
Tony Stucker
– I had spent the past 20+ years in advertising, most recently selling digital advertising, and I was ready for a change. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to do something entrepreneurial. I was on an online business buying site when I saw that Pop-A-Shot was for sale. I didn’t even know there was an actual Pop-A-Shot company. But I pretty quickly decided this was what I was looking for.

Radio Haze

Radio Work

With Jeff Erickson on the road this week, I got to fill in for him on many of his regional radio show guest spots. That meant five shows in 24 hours, a whirlwind media blitz for this relative newbie (4 years at RW versus Jeff’s 19). In a fit of shameless self-promotion, let’s begin the tour!  Hopefully you’ll find some nuggets of good advice.