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How use of business analytics could have benefited union

04 / 14 / 14

I n today’s most popular professional sports leagues the role of business analytics continues to escalate. The introduction of the “Moneyball” statistical application to player efficiency in MLB years ago has expanded to other pr...

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Attacks give new purpose to sport

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10/01/01
Uncle Sam's soccer needs you

R ecent events have returned the slogan "Uncle Sam Needs You" to its original, bellicose meaning, but I think it's still possible to employ it in a lighter context. The one I have in mind has to do with soccer, and the fortunes therein of the U.S. n ...

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09/24/01
Cubs selling out source of success

The question of what a winning team is worth at the box office often is raised in sports-business circles, and the usual brief answer is “plenty.” Now come the Chicago Cubs with evidence that will skew that comfortable conclusion. To just ...

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09/24/01
Plan for crisis

T he tragedy that took place nearly two weeks ago has raised many questions about crisis and how to manage it. I, like many around the world, sat in front of the TV watching, listening — and thinking. How will the sports world react in the wak ...

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09/24/01
Fan security a priority

It’s way too soon to talk about recovery or healing. Those are long roads. But at least the games are back. The diversions that are pennant races and home run chases are back. The players are back. And the fans are back. Many of them, that is, ...

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09/17/01
Marketers should cash these Czechs

W hen hockey great Jaromir Jagr showed up in Washington, D.C., wearing a Capitals jersey earlier this summer after having been wooed away from the Pittsburgh Penguins, the D.C. fans went wild. The usually staid Washingtonians hadn't seen such a pu ...

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09/17/01
HOW YOU SEE IT

I've just finished reading "Football fuels the gravy train at the top" in the Sept. 10 issue of SportsBusiness Journal. It is an excellent piece that goes to the economic heart of big-time college football. However, the one glaring omission in the piece is ...

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Like the rest of America, our sports community was held captive by last week's horrific assault on the nation's business, government and social heart. Sponsorships were shelved, marketing plans set aside. Media and financing deals delayed. Ticket sales became tr ...

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09/17/01
Baseball’s power surge

Editor’s note: Fred Klein, who wrote about sports for the Wall Street Journal for nearly 25 years, this week joins our lineup of the finest sports business writers and reporters. Klein will aim his column ...

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