Category Archives: sports business

It’s hard to call it labor when it doesn’t feel like work

TweetLabor Day in the United States is being observed today, and I thought I’d use the occasion to select some blog posts that I truly enjoyed putting together.
What I discovered wasn’t surprising: The posts that were the most fun to write and ponder were those that best exemplified the intersection of sports and creativity that [...]

Smart stuff about the sports boob tube

TweetWill Leitch continues his refreshing break from the predictable sports media rip-snorting with his Sports on Earth columns; in his latest, he assesses the relatively new NBC Sports Network with this gem:
I’ve generally progressed to the point in my sports viewing life that I almost exclusively watch sports channels for actual sports, rather than [...]

The municipal stadium ruse, con’t:

TweetIn his first post of 2013, Neil deMause has the latest on the red ink piling up for taxpayers in Bridgeview, Ill., and Glendale, Ariz., the latter especially so:
Plus the city put in money for infrastructure for the state-built Arizona Cardinals stadium, plus $200 million for a spring training baseball facility. Which all worked [...]

The great Super Bowl commercial sell-out

TweetIf you were looking for some place to invest that extra $4 million you found between the sofa cushions, it’s too late to plunk it down for a Super Bowl commercial.
All the ad space is gone, and the above figure is for a precious 60-second message, according to Business Week.
Let’s hope for that kind of [...]