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The beliefs, business and brand of Greg Norman

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 25 / 15

Greg Norman, now an avid tennis player, takes in the Miami Open with his wife, Kirsten Kutner. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES G reg Nor...

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USOC must get back on track

T he resignation of U.S. Olympic Committee President Marty Mankamyer last week was a reprieve of sorts, but the USOC's recent meltdown was no surprise. A collapse of this magnitude takes years of managerial ineptitude, greed and a lack of business ethics. It can't be fixed by an exorcis ...

Tags: IOC, John Hancock, Olympics, Opinion, USOC

NHL on thin ice without new cap

T he NHL needs some form of cost containment in order to avoid damage to the league's image as a financially sustainable sport off the ice, and to avoid a growing degree of competitive imbalance on the ice. Several NHL teams have been on fiscal thin ice for some time, and the r ...

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Letter is brief, message is lasting

I received a most remarkable letter some time ago. It was flattering beyond reason, personal beyond reality. In fact, it presumed a close relationship with a celebrity that didn't really exist. It was easy to see it for what it was, a sophisticated but transparent PR ploy, ...

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Winning the gold medal — in chaos

T he U.S. Olympic Committee has been in turmoil these past several weeks over issues tied to the ethics of its chief executive officer. That would be enough to make people take notice under any circumstances. The focus factor deserves to be increased severalfold because turmoil ...

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Why berate potential clients?

As an avid college football fan and USC fan, I read with great interest your article " Agents: How is Dunn getting college stars? " [SportsBusiness Journal, Jan. 13-19]. Most interesting are agent Jerome Stanley's comments. Did he really call agent David Dunn's clients stupid? ...

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Jersey would be Super Bowl host

I just read the recent article " New York reps pitch city for 2008 game " [SportsBusiness Journal, Jan. 20-26] and unless New York is building a stadium, it can NOT host the Super Bowl game. New Jersey will be. I know they have a problem reading maps and distinguishing the bord ...

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NFL makes the grade

N FL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue gave his state of the game speech before last week's Super Bowl. Here's my assessment of what's right and what's wrong with the business of the NFL. The main story is a good one. The NFL is a well-managed league. Tagliabue is a sober, smart ...

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Paul Allen still elusive

The Accidental Zillionaire . By Laura Rich. John Wiley & Sons, 250 pages, $27.95. P aul Allen is co-founder of Microsoft Corp., technology savant, map ...

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