Archive for October, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Excluded From Purchasing Saint Lous Rams

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

There has been much discussion about Rush Limbaugh being excluded from a group attempting to purchase the Saint Louis Rams football team. It is well known that controversy is no stranger to Mr. Limbaugh and perhaps this is one of the reasons why the group of potential buyers has decided to move forward without Mr. Limbaugh. The important thing to remember is that it is a privilege to own a football team and not a right. Unfortunately, Mr. Limbaugh is already starting to sling mud and point fingers and it is becoming apparent that he is now going to use this as a vehicle to push forward his political agenda. The NFL is already marred with much controversy; it is unfortunate that Mr. Limbaugh (supposedly a huge football fan) is fanning the already burning flames. Let’s keep the focus on sports and not ego and political agendas.

Justin Mayer

Executive Director ISPA

Not a bad year for ISPA Pres.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Hi All;

Well, Sunday was the 32nd running of the Chicago Marathon. I am pleased to say I finished with a PR. On September 13th I ran the Chicago 1/2 Marathon and also set a PR. In June I ran the Seattle Marathon and in January both Justin (Justin Mayer-Executive Director of ISPA.) and I ran the Arizona Marathon. It was the first time we ran together the entire distance as he always beat me in any event we ran in. (Talk about a good example of Family Fit!) All in all it was a good year for running for me. I’m looking forward to next year.

BTW, the crowds lining the streets in Chicago were amazing. There were more people out watching this year’s race than I have ever seen. That was kind of bitter sweet as it reminded me of what could have been for the 2016 Olympics.

John Mayer, President-ISPA

ISPA Position Opening

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Position Opening:

Title: Recruitment Director- International


The International Sports Professionals Association-ISPA, has an opening for an individual to solicit professionals in the following categories: Psychologists, Physicians, Social Workers, Counselors, Pastoral Ministers, Ministers, Chiropractors, Nutritionists, Physical Therapists, Coaches, trainers, school counselors, and students in all these areas; to apply to become credentialed through our organization so that they can enhance their careers in serving the field of sports in many aspects or to start a career in sports. The professionals in ISPA serve sports at all levels.

In these trying economic times the field of sports along with the entertainment field have maintained its viability. There is no better time to encourage professionals to look into new revenue streams and professional opportunities.

The model this position is based on is the independent sales representative model that is traditional in many industries.


  • The individual should be capable of working independently with accountability to the main office.
  • Ideally, the individual should have strong background in sports and possibly contacts in the sports world.
  • The candidate should be self-motivated.
  • The candidate should adhere to the highest standards of professionalism in their professional demeanor, appearance and communication skills.
  • The candidate should have excellent writing skills, computer and Internet skills, and be experienced in Internet sales techniques.


Negotiable commission commensurate upon experience and skills.


Dr. John E. Mayer, President ISPA

Email inquires only. Submit resume and letter of interest and qualifications.

~Position Open Immediately~

Congratulations to Rio de Janeiro!

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Rio de Janeiro has been chosen to host the 2016 Olympics. In shocking news Chicago was eliminated in the first round.