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Ripping the Band-Aid – Solving the Problem of FIFA

What is the future of FIFA following the revelations contained in the 47 count indictment by the US Department of Justice of 14 FIFA and …

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Sport as Drug

Sport as Drug

It didn’t take long for the hypnotic cocktail of fandom, apathy, and indifference to kick in. It doesn’t usually take very long. Part …

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….the Atlanta Hawks can reverse the damage of racism and poor ownership

….the Atlanta Hawks can reverse the damage of racism and poor ownership

It has been a busy season of sports, even busier off the field and in the boardrooms of teams, leagues, owners conference calls, and sports …

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The Sterling SILVER Example

The Sterling SILVER Example

Sport has the power of uncertainty, the unexpected, the surprise. On Tuesday, the sports world enjoyed one of the biggest upsets in history. NBA …

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The Sterling Example

Ladies and gentlemen, hello.
In recent days we have been informed of despicable comments made by a sports team owner about minorities and the outrage is rightfully …

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The Tragedy of Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez

The Tragedy of Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez

Exit stage.
Director’s note:  Gracefully?  Petulant?  Actor’s choice.
We are at the end of a great sports epic.  Alex Rodriguez or A-Rod, superstar infield slugger for the …

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Brand Beckham To Exercise Its Muscle

Brand Beckham To Exercise Its Muscle

Some celebrities are bigger in death than life, but rarely are they bigger in retirement than when they were doing what made them famous in …

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….the stadium experience is designed to distract you

….the stadium experience is designed to distract you

The days of simply going to see a game are so distant that it does not matter very much when we miss the action on …

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….the IOC is making a mistake by dropping Wrestling

….the IOC is making a mistake by dropping Wrestling

It is hard to imagine that a future Summer Olympic Games will likely not have wrestling on its program. Few sports are as closely associated …

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….Manchester United face unique challenges replacing Alex Ferguson

….Manchester United face unique challenges replacing Alex Ferguson

After 27 years of managing their club, Manchester United have the unenviable task of replacing their legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.  Any successful organization places …

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….to save Boxing from itself

….to save Boxing from itself

The eyes of the sports world briefly returned to boxing this past weekend for the latest Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight.  Mayweather is the undisputed big …

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….Lebron is already a bigger star than Jordan

….Lebron is already a bigger star than Jordan

This past weekend, Lebron James wrapped up his fourth MVP award in five seasons, joining Russell, Abdul-Jabbar, Chamberlain, and Jordan as the only players to …

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Nightmare on Boylston Street

Nightmare on Boylston Street

The marathon bombing in Boston on Monday was the realization of every event organizer’s worst nightmare. Terrorism is an ever-present threat wherever there is …

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The Blessing and the Curse of Tiger Woods

The Blessing and the Curse of Tiger Woods

The high times for golf and Tiger Woods have returned.  He entered this weekend’s Masters tournament as the top-ranked player in the world and favourite …

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Stories to Watch: MLB

This Sunday, the Texas Rangers open the MLB’s regular season in Houston against the Astros who are fresh off their move from the National League …

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….March Madness will let us down

….March Madness will let us down

The madness that comes with March is driven by the anticipation of upsets and Cinderella runs to the Final Four.  Each year the anticipation is …

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A Poorly Krafted PR Strategy

A Poorly Krafted PR Strategy

Robert Kraft chose to walk a fine line this past week when he blamed the agents of wide receiver Wes Welker for their failure to …

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The Rich and the Bold

The Rich and the Bold

In the isolated and competitive world of football club ownership, there is a vision and arms race that effort alone cannot match. With Chelsea as …

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Post-NHL Lockout Review: The Unbreakable Ice

Post-NHL Lockout Review:  The Unbreakable Ice

Labour stoppages come and go, but the sports leagues and their fortunes continue to thrive.  Despite salary caps, players earn more money.  Despite strikes, lockouts, …

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….football scholarship offers to eighth-graders is wrong

….football scholarship offers to eighth-graders is wrong

Last Saturday, the University of Alabama offered a football scholarship to Dylan Moses of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Normally, football scholarship offers don’t raise eyebrows, but …

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