Sunday, February 1, 2099

Welcome Back To The Show!

This blog is developed for my students at Smithtown High School West to serve as the ultimate class resource. Students will be able to use this blog to continue our daily dialogue in "Extra Innings" outside of class. Additionally, you will find information on class assignments, homework and any other useful or entertaining tidbits of relevant information that I wish to share with you. To view material most relevant to your class, click on your courses page under "Mr. E's Class Pages."

Be sure to stop by often and post comments on entries you find interesting. (Note: Students that post comments will receive extra credit on their class participation grade. Students should make posts using their first name, first initial of last name and class period number. For example, if Bart Simpson is in my Period 4 class, he will post "Bart S. Per. 4." If you have any questions, be sure to let me know!

I'll now leave you with the words of Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo, "...And Away We GO!"

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Farewell Smithtown Students!!!

Dear Smithtown Students:

It is with great sadness that I inform you that I will not be returning to the faculty at Smithtown High School East and Smithtown High School West for the 2014-2015 school year. 

I would like to thank each and everyone of you for making my time at Smithtown enjoyable and memorable.  As you go on with your high school years (and in life), always remember to "Trust The Process."  Keep working hard to follow your goals and dreams.  Also, remember to keep taking business classes

If I can ever be of assistance to any of you, please feel free to email me at
Yours Truly,                                                                                    

Mr. Elsesser

Picture:  Mr. E as himself on The Simpsons

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Were They Really That SUPER?

Historically, the Super Bowl is known for outstanding football, premium entertainment at half-time, and the BEST commercials of the year.  Super Bowl XLVIII can be argued as the event that brought none of this. (Unless you are a Seattle Seahawks fan). Bruno Mars was not bad at all during halftime. But the real question is, were the commercials really that SUPER? 

Each year USA Today ranks the commercials using their AD METER. You can find the results here.  Here is another article discussing all of the results.

Here is the winning "PUPPY LOVE" Super Bowl commercial of 2014:

Here is one of my personal 2014 commercial favorites from my favorite TV Show of ALL TIME: "SEINFELD!"

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11/13 - 12 Years Later We Still Remember The Heroes of 9/11

As you know, all of my Sports Management and Sports Marketing classes today are taking a break from our "regular programming" to pay tribute to the heroes, victims, families and Americans hurt by 9/11.
The Sports World too was also affected by these acts, but also played a major part in installing hope and reminding all Americans that our nation would prevail. Here are two clips that show an excellent portrayal of this:
Baseball returned NY after, the MLB suspended 6 days and 91 games of the 2001 season. Here in this clip, Mike Piazza restores order and extends a light of normalcy to NY and America at Shea Stadium, 10 days after the attacks (9/21/01).

George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, instills a sense of hope in all Americans, proving he wasn't scared of terror by marching out onto the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium to throw out the first pitch in Game 3 of the 2001 World Series.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Farewell to a Legend...DICK CLARK!!! 1929 - 2012

Dick Clark, The Grand Marshall of New Year's Eve, passed away yesterday at the age of 82. I have always admired his career and wanted to share some links that highlight his life. I always considered him to be an integral part of my New Year's Eve celebrations! Enjoy!

Dick Clark Dead at 82

New Year's Eve in Time Square

Farewell to a TV Legend!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

MLB "The Show" - Very Cool Commercial

A great commercial for my favorite video game....ENJOY!