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Tales of reverence and legacy for Mr. Rooney

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 24 / 17

W e lost a great man on April 13. The history of the NFL will be filled with references to Dan Rooney , who will stand with the likes of Pete Rozelle , George Halas , Paul Brown and Wellington Mara as among those having tremendous influence...

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Mets raise the stakes

The New York Knicks were leading their division of the NBA last week and the New York Jets were still alive in the NFL playoffs, but the Big Apple’s sports buzz had turned to baseball. Here’s the surprise: Topic A was the Mets, not the Yankees. The Mets ownership opened up the bank vault i ...

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An essay exam for academics

As the coordinator of a graduate program housed in a school of business, it was great to read about the dynamic changes that have occurred in teaching the true business portion of this industry [“Class in Session,” Nov. 29 issue]. While there have been attempts to develop basic standards ...

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Action sports event a success

We very much appreciated SportsBusiness Journal’s interest and coverage of the LG Action Sports Championships (LG-ASC) sponsorship [Dec. 6-12 issue]. Our LG-ASC program in the United States and around the world is a very important part of our overall growth strategy for LG mobile phones and, ...

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Advertisers' Super challenge

Conventional wisdom has it that Super Bowl advertisers are turning conservative this year. No more horses with gas, no more crotch-biting dogs that made the 2004 game memorable for the wrong reasons. Even Mickey Rooney’s bare 84-year-old backside has been rejected as “inappropriate& ...

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Angels name change a bad choice

Arte Moreno has done lots of things right since he bought the Anaheim baseball franchise, and everybody is entitled to an occasional mistake. But changing the team name to Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is a real beaut. Only the late-night comedians like this one. “That just rolls off ...

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About those million-dollar coaches ...

I don’t know exactly when, but over the last quarter century the idea that sports is essentially a business penetrated the collective psyche. For some reason, that offends many people and often drives public outrage so loud that I ...

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BCS can't be repaired; playoffs needed

College football’s Bowl Championship Series is so badly broken that it can’t be repaired. Yet inexplicably the minds behind the BCS are trying to do just that. They are ignoring mounds of evidence. Texas coach Mack Brown made a public appeal for votes in the coaches and media pol ...

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The way out of NHL's mess

In early December, the NHLPA offered a major concession of unprecedented proportions to the NHL owners in an effort to salvage the 2004-05 hockey season. Most notably, the union proposed a 24 percent across-the-board rollback on all ...

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