The following economists say head injuries might eventually transform football, if not the entire sports landscape, in the United States. Within 10 to 15 years, they argue, the NFL might slip below the NHL’s popularity. Is that possible? Had you asked Americans in the 1930s about horse racing, they’d have said you’re nuts, [...]
Check out veteran sportswriter Dave Kindred’s attack on Bleacher Report, which he calls a place filled with shoddy, inexperienced reporters. Adds Kindred: “BR survives on the journalistic burglary of amateur typists.” In a related story, John Feinstein, reveals that he has just been fired by the Sporting News after the company purchased AOL FanHouse, whose [...]
Athletic boosters love to say their programs are self-sustaining. Of course, that is never the case. Sports at all universities rely upon state tax dollars to help pay salaries, travel expenses, and equipment, among other things. Boosters like to cite money generated but usually fail to acknowledge money supplemented from taxes and fees.
Consider the subsidies [...]