Captain Bo Coppedge gave me 2 minutes of his time the morning of the UConn-Navy football game. He became an ally with me and the NCAA as he was Chair of the TV Committee.
This meeting came on the heels of the best timing on September 1st when I scrambled to get our transponder confirmation in the mail – just before an article in the Wall Street Journal launched a flurry of activity with people wanting transponders, and doing anything to get one!
Ten days later, I spoke with JB Doherty for the first time. Turns out he was the one who brought the financing together several months later.
Scott and I met with JB two days later and laid out our plan.
Then we were off to Chicago to share the excitement with my family. They believed in me and our project and agreed to put up the seed money for the E.S.P. Network.
We were in business!