Sports Business


  • Cup Stacking Turning Into Major Sport Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 11:48 AM ET

    Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal had a story on one of my favorite sports: Cup stacking.

  • Jenny Craig’s Horse Renamed Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 10:36 AM ET

    Reflecting on the absurdity that is the name of Jenny Craig’s horse (Chocolate Candy) in this year’s Kentucky Derby, we asked you to help us rename it before the big race.

  • Run For Roses In Thorny Economy Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 4:08 PM ET

    It may be the most exciting two minutes in sports, but most people who watch the Kentucky Derby this weekend will not watch another horse race this year. Clint Goodrich...a futures trader who, with his wife, has spent most of his life in racing, as a rider, trainer owner shares his insights into how the economy is impacting the sport of kings.

  • No Name Tourneys: A Sports Marketing Embarrassment Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 2:24 PM ET
    Quail Hollow Championships

    Tomorrow, in Charlotte, the Quail Hollow Championship will tee off. It was once called the Wachovia Championship, but because of public pressure put on banks receiving TARP money to cut extraneous expenses, the bank’s owner, Wells Fargo, decided it was easier to just generically name the tournament after the club where the event is played.

  • Jenny Craig's Horse Needs New Name Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 1:32 PM ET
    Kentucky Derby 135

    You might be surprised to hear that weight loss queen Jenny Craig owns one of the favorites in this weekend's Kentucky Derby.

  • Under Armour Cup Recall: Small, But Hurts Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 10:26 AM ET
    Under Armour

    Having been a business reporter for almost a decade, I've learned two things about product recalls.

  • Yankees Reduce Prices: How Did They Get Here? Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 10:33 PM ET
    Yankee Stadium

    The New York Yankees announced today that they were reducing prices on a select group of premium seats, while offering refunds and comps to those who spent thousands of dollars on seats per game at the new stadium.

  • Yankees Repricing Premium Seats Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 4:22 PM ET

    Empty seats no longer? The New York Yankees have announced the following price changes on premium seats.

  • Under Armour Now Officially A Shoe Company Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 2:36 PM ET

    Wall Street was quite impressed with Under Armour’s first-quarter earnings today as shares have soared by more than 12 percent.

  • Swine Flu Overshadows Olympic Buzz Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 10:38 AM ET

    Medical supplies company Allegro Medical had a record sales day on its Web site yesterday.

  • How Much Do Undrafted Free Agents Get? Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 4:34 PM ET

    Over the past couple days, I've talked plenty about the millions that the top NFL draft picks are sure to make. But what about the college names that you know, like John Parker Wilson, Chase Daniel, Graham Harrell and Quan Cosby, who signed undrafted free agent contracts after not being drafted? How much do those guys make?

  • Andre Smith’s Agent On Remarkable Story Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 3:37 PM ET
    Andre Smith

    We touched on this last night, but we think it’s worth another blog. The most amazing story in this draft has to be Andre Smith, who despite leaving the Combine and having a bad Pro Day, still managed to get picked sixth overall by the Bengals on Saturday.

  • MLB Attendance Holding Up In Tough Economy Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 1:37 PM ET

    Last week, when the Associated Press wrote that Major League Baseball's average attendance for the first two weeks was off 6.9 percent from last year, many news outlets just reported the number.

  • French Open Goes Secondary Ticketing Route Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 12:28 PM ET

    The secondary ticketing market is robust in just about every sport. But it has been quite slow to come around in the tennis world despite the fact that scalpers and brokers have long made a business out of the Grand Slams.

  • The Sports World's First Twinterview Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 10:53 AM ET

    I just finished what is believed to be the sports world's first "Twinterview," an interview conducted on Twitter. The interview was with NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy (Twitter name: @NFLprguy), who has built up quite a Twitter following, and the subject was the NFL Draft.

  • NFL Draft: Who Made, Who Lost Money? Sunday, 26 Apr 2009 | 10:57 PM ET

    The NFL Draft is one of my favorite events of the year. Why? Because it's all about business. You've seen recaps galore, but here's the countdown that hits the wallet the hardest.

  • Best Draft Day Money Story: Lawrence Sidbury Jr. Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 11:41 AM ET
    Lawrence Sidbury

    I cover sports business. So that means I care about the money stories. And that's why I think the best story for this weekend's NFL Draft could be Lawrence Sidbury Jr.

  • Economy Smacks Sense Into Shoe Endorsements Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 9:07 AM ET

    Sports Business Journal reported this week that not one potential first round NFL draft pick has signed a shoe deal. And while those quoted cited the economy or a lack of star power, it actually has more to do with the fact that the economy has made companies like Nike and Adidas realize that most of the deals they've signed in the past just didn't make sense.

  • NFL's Goodell On Draft And Business Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 9:39 AM ET
    Roger Goodell

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was on "Squawk Box" this morning. Here are the highlights.

  • Coming Soon: Collegiate Snuggies! Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 2:48 PM ET

    In the commercial for the Snuggie, the “Blanket With Sleeves,” a bunch of fans are cheering on a team in their Snuggies. And while the Snuggie has now evolved into a “Snugglette,” a version for kids, there hasn’t been a Snuggie offered with any team logo on it.

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