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A curious response

Philip Propper's response to my Final Word column is curious. He addresses only one of my substantive critiques, and even this is a minor point in my op-ed. He writes that "One of Zimbalist's greatest failings is accepting Team Marketing Report numbers ... to derive average ticket price ...

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Get real-time with ticket price policy

A t least one-third of all Major League Baseball teams have some form of variable pricing this season, and the practice is growing. By the start of the 2004 season, it is most likely that fewer than one-third of all teams will not have some form of variable pricing. Though variable ...

Tags: Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, Opinion, St. Louis Cardinals

WNBA labor deal examined

T he WNBA begins its seventh season May 22. Through its union, the players agreed to a four-year agreement with the league and a fifth year at the league's option. The pact assures a modest 4 percent pay increase for players as well as free agency, something no other women's league has ...

Tags: Basketball, Football, NBA, NFL, Opinion, Soccer, WNBA

NHL analysis debated

In his recent article, " Flawed NHL financial analysis skates on thin ice " [April 28-May 4 issue], professor Andrew Zimbalist takes issue with several of the findings and conclusions presented in my report on the Los Angeles Kings hockey club and the implications for the National Hockey ...

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Copyrights problematic for DTV

D igital television's promise is to bring to consumers all broadcast television programming — from Syracuse's defeat of Kansas to "West Wing" — with a clarity and excitement that is worlds apart from the analog television experience. Consumers get crystal-clear digita ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Colleges, ESPN, Football, Golf, Hockey, LPGA, MLB, MLS, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, Opinion, WNBA

NCAA needs more than rules, rewards

I f you listen to the leaders of college athletics, many will tell you they are standing on the slippery decks of big, slow-moving tankers foundering among towering waves. Their precious cargo of broadcast, ticket and licensing revenue is threatened by the winds of wrongdoing whis ...

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NHL fans, teams stiffed

Charles Dolan's decision to broadcast New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils playoff games on outlets unavailable to the public in the New York area (which also affects hockey fans with satellite dishes outside New York) in favor of meaningless New York Knicks and New York Mets games ...

Tags: Hockey, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Mets, New York Rangers, New York Yankees, NHL, Opinion

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