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T his is always one of my favorite times of the year as a sports fan, as college basketball prepares to crown conference winners, pick the men’s and women’s tournament fields, and enter March Madness itself. It is a time for upsets, em...
A couple months ago at church, I heard a line that really intrigued me. It was tossed out in a Sunday sermon and the words were something like: "Where is the prophetic minority?" It was a phrase used to identify those rare individuals who see the b ...
C ome to me with faggot tendenciesYou be sleeping where the maggots be ... These lines leap off of Allen Iverson's new rap song, "40 Bars." It is only part of the music that promises to fan the flames of controversy that have always surrounded the over-the-edge Iverson since ...
The Oct. 2 issue refers to "NASCAR's Top Five" events. Since NASCAR is the ultimate fan sport, we believe the fans determine the "Top Five" events. They "vote" at the ticket window and with the remote control. And the winner is ... Texas Motor Speedway! Texas ...
T he good news — people are spending more in absolute dollars on sport each year. The bad news — these dollars are shrinking as a percentage of the entire entertainment industry (see table). Throw in the escalating cost of college and pr ...
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S ports industry participants spend a fair amount of time trying to identify upcoming trends and important developments. In broad strokes, the decade of the 1970s brought an understanding of sports economics. This was followed in the '80s by the eme ...
M LB's plan for sharing revenues will soon be unveiled as a tool to improve competitive balance. SportsBusiness Journal presented an interesting plan earlier this year pegged to future media income. Bob Costas offered another version in "Fair Ball." ...
T here was a time when the Black Coaches Association struck fear in the hearts of sports administrators on college campuses and at the NCAA. Powerful and untouchable coaches like John Thompson and John Chaney spoke out for all black coaches with the ...