Featured Story

Paris, L.A. can shift the paradigm

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 14 / 17

S o, the decision was made. Two winners, no losers, joy in Mudville. Paris got the 2024 Summer Olympic Games and L.A.’s consolation prize was the notable honor of hosting in 2028. Clearly, the third time is still a charm and now both cit...

Read More

Tags: Opinion

More Stories

03/21/05
Disney finds a CEO with sharp eye for sports

Disney’s decision to have Bob Iger replace Michael Eisner as CEO, and thus become one of the most powerful people in sports, should be welcome news to Disney’s sports division, other properties and sports enthusiasts around the world. The longtime president and COO of the company, Iger spen ...

Tags: ABC, NASCAR, NFL, Opinion, PGA Tour

03/21/05
Gary Bettman, I feel your pain

As you might imagine, televised ice hockey coverage in Australia is limited, so I watched the NHL lockout situation unfold on my computer screen, and it is there I’ve struggled with the heartache NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman ...

Tags: Hockey, NHL, Opinion

03/21/05
Basketball video game gets too real

The message catches the basketball coach by surprise. “Everyone would love to see [fictional basketball recruit] Jim Turner wearing Maryland colors next year,” the alumnus says. “Coach, we may be able to help you out.” The ...

Tags: Basketball, Colleges, Electronic Arts, NCAA, Opinion

03/14/05
Future shock: Baseball goes cyber

New York, 2055 — New York outfielder Eric “Microchip” Murphy has admitted to having a microchip surgically implanted at the base of his skull. The technology, known as HECE (hand eye coordination enhancement) is known to improve ...

Tags: Baseball, MLB, MLS, Opinion

03/14/05
Hitting the high notes: Variations on a theme

One of the things we are reminded of each year when we host the Octagon/Street & Smith’s World Congress of Sports is that just about everyone in the industry, from owners and CEOs down to the people in the ticket office, spends most of their time thinking and talking about the same ...

Tags: ESPN, Formula One, NHL, Opinion

03/14/05
Single-entity NHL ownership too simple

Two weeks ago, Bain Capital and Game Plan LLC made a bold and tempting offer to the NHL. They would buy the entire league, all 30 teams, for $3.5 billion. The implied average franchise value is $116.7 million, but Bain and Game Plan said they had a formula to pay more than the average to h ...

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Hockey, MLS, NHL, Opinion, WNBA

03/07/05
Our new look will serve you better

Nobody keeps the same look forever. Old hairstyles give way to new ones. Bell bottoms come in and (hopefully quickly) go out again. And how often do you see whitewall tires anymore? You’ll notice that we have a new look this w ...

Tags: Opinion

03/07/05
Big ripples spread from one small act

A petal gently falling on still water produces concentric ripples. A pebble tossed onto the same waters produces larger ripples. So when we seek change, we often throw bricks rather than bouquets. It’s the parent dwelling on the s ...

Tags: Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Opinion, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug