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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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Stories to Watch: World Baseball Classic

Stories to Watch:  World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic (WBC) returns this weekend after a four year intermission with many story lines on and off the field. Japan returns as …

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….Spring Training is the ultimate preseason!

….Spring Training is the ultimate preseason!

It is the time of year where the eyes and ears boost the imagination and it almost seems possible to smell the fresh cut grass …

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One and Done – Nerlens Noel

One and Done – Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel.  Nerlens’ name has become mainstream among sports fans five months earlier than he was probably hoping.  If you don’t know his story it …

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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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A Super Bowl Sunday in the Mountain Kingdom

A Super Bowl Sunday in the Mountain Kingdom

Many of you probably wonder how the rest of the world watches the Super Bowl, especially when it is announced that the game is being …

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What is the Super Bowl?

What is the Super Bowl?

Do we know what the Super Bowl really is?  Yes it is a championship football game, but that is really the sideshow, the excuse.  At …

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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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Lawrence McGuinness vs. San Antonio Spurs

Lawrence McGuinness vs. San Antonio Spurs

Consider this scenario:
I walk into a Gordon Ramsay-branded restaurant and order from the menu.  As I receive my first course, I ask the waiter if …

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A (sort of) Ticket Rebellion….Finally!

A (sort of) Ticket Rebellion….Finally!

After years of soaring ticket prices, fans supporting Manchester City have rejected the most expensive tickets offered by opposing club Arsenal for their English Premier …

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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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Merry Christmas from Sports Hacking!

Merry Christmas from Sports Hacking!
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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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Stories to Watch: Holiday Season

Stories to Watch: Holiday Season

What a year it has been!  Teams have been bought and sold, bankrupted and saved.  One league locked out the players after a great postseason …

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