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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 NFL as Tableau Vivant

The NFL as Tableau Vivant

The best NFL Sunday – among which this past one surely was – is one where the entirety of the games play back the next morning like …

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The Blah Quarter

The Blah Quarter

I should begin every NFL piece with “well, at least no one has been milled yet,” which would absolutely apply here, That good news aside, …

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Very Little, Very Late

Very Little, Very Late

Yesterday, the NFL settled a concussion claim with the players’ association for $765M. This settlement is a joke. Not only is it literally billions of …

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Parity Ate the NFL

Parity Ate the NFL

It consumed it, like a Clevelander tearing through beer sausage at a Browns tailgater (really the only reason to find oneself at a football stadium …

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The National Football League of America

The National Football League of America

In what can only be described as a bonanza, the first NFL preseason game has come and gone and we’ve seen only one (potentially mass) …

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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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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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Coaching Carousel – Mid-Majors enjoying the other side of March Madness

Coaching Carousel – Mid-Majors enjoying the other side of March Madness

As the college basketball celebrates the final weekend of the season, several schools are spending March Madness searching for new head basketball coaches.  Year after …

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….the NCAA could start paying student-athletes their worth

….the NCAA could start paying student-athletes their worth

The debate over paying university athletes has raged for decades and has only intensified in recent years as schools have sought conference realignment with the …

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The Tribe that Was Hockey

The Tribe that Was Hockey

In his seminal work, Tribes, Seth Godin defines a tribe as a group of people who are connected to to one another, a leader, an …

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Looking Forward – Buying and Selling Tickets

Looking Forward – Buying and Selling Tickets

We are in the midst of a ticketing revolution that began over a decade ago.  For years, teams sold the same seat for the same …

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Stories to Watch: 2013 Predictions

Stories to Watch:  2013 Predictions

Welcome to 2013, a sports business world without labour disruptions or team ownership controversies, a sports business world with escalating revenue and salary expenses.  What …

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The College Athletics Fiscal Cliff

The College Athletics Fiscal Cliff

You can’t visit a news website, read a paper, or tune into cable news without being bombarded by the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” that is looming …

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

Satisfaction Guaranteed

The Phoenix Sun are experimenting with a bold promotion this week, “Satisfaction Guaranteed Night”, as the Suns host the Dallas Mavericks tomorrow night (December 6th). …

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Death After the NFL

Death After the NFL

I seriously didn’t expect to be writing a follow-up to my Life After the NFL piece so quickly.
The facts of what happened on Saturday are …

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Life After the NFL

Life After the NFL

In a pure gladatorial sport, no one committed suicide, whether as a by-product of brain injuries or anything else for that matter. The loser was …

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