Sports Business


  • Seven of America’s Most Awesomely Bad Failed Leagues Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 1:00 PM ET

    What it was, why they thought it would work, where they went wrong and what - if anything - we all learned from these failed sports leagues.

  • The LeBron Effect Monday, 17 May 2010 | 4:33 PM ET
    LeBron James during Game 6 of the Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics playoff game.

    King James may have left the court and gone home for the season, but it doesn’t mean he’s finished impacting the NBA playoffs - at least not where ticket prices are concerned.

  • Tiger Woods

    Saying he “had given Tiger everything I could give him,” renowned golf instructor Hank Haney told CNBC Monday that last week’s decision to resign as Tiger Woods’ coach was not controversial.

  • Should The NCAA Forever Own My Rights? Monday, 17 May 2010 | 10:46 AM ET

    It seems like the NCAA doesn’t want anyone using a players’ name to make money besides them...It doesn’t seem fair that the NCAA is the only one with rights to make money off of college athletes. I think some changes need to be made to give some of the rights back to the players.

  • Money Game For NFL Team Docs Not Adding Up Monday, 17 May 2010 | 10:36 AM ET
    Keenan Burton of the St. Louis Rams is looked at by team physicians after suffering a season-ending knee injury.

    One Los Angeles-based orthopedist who has a sports practice and who has been approached by several sports teams says it's not only not worth it from a malpractice perspective — doctors can't possibly find enough malpractice insurance to cover potential losses if a player sues for a career-ending injury based on his future earning potential — but it doesn't make sense financially.

  • Where the Odds Say LeBron James Might Play Next Year Friday, 14 May 2010 | 4:54 PM ET
    LeBron James during Game 6 of the Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics playoff game.

    After a stinging end to the season for the Cleveland Cavaliers following Thursday's playoffs elimination by the Boston Celtics, many basketball fans are speculating where the reigning back-to-back league MVP might end up for the upcoming 2010-11 season.

  • How Teams Can Be Better With Social Media Friday, 14 May 2010 | 12:12 PM ET

    Sports teams and organization are not just in the entertainment business. They are in the relationship business. The idea of developing a fan base is really just about cultivating a relationship. 

  • The Paradigm Shift in the Premium Seat Market Friday, 14 May 2010 | 9:30 AM ET
    Football stadium seats

    Welcome to the age of the per-event suite. With occupancy rates down at least 10 percent on the premium side, more teams are beginning to tap into selling suites on shorter leases, shared leases, split leases or day of game leases.

  • Arnold Palmer Finally Making Big Money Off His Drink Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 4:07 PM ET
    Arnold Palmer

    Ten years ago, Mark Dowey and his two friends in the dairy business were sitting in a country club dining room when one of them ordered an Arnold Palmer, the half lemonade, half iced tea drink combination made famous by the golfing legend.

  • QUIZ: Google Inc. Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 1:14 PM ET

    Google runs over one million servers and processes one billion searches a day. How much do you know about the most successful search engine in the world?

  • The "SportsBiz" Guest Blog Winners Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 11:16 AM ET

    Last week, we announced we were allowing our readers to take over the site by inviting you to submit your blog to be published on “SportsBiz.” We received over 100 submissions and it certainly was a tough cut.

  • Is it Time to Abolish the NFL Combine? Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 1:46 PM ET

    If you’re into the NFL Draft, you might have heard of the data put together by University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Yale professor Cade Massey. The two say that high-end draft choices are overvalued. Their great piece of data? In their first five years on the field, the odds that a higher pick will outperform the guy selected before him is just 52 percent.

  • LeBron No Closer To New York Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 11:50 AM ET
    LeBron James

    If you’re a New York Knicks fan, the Daily News is telling you to cheer for the Celtics. Their cover this morning? “Boston Lee Party: Why Knicks fan Spike is rooting for hated Celtics.” The story inside goes on to explain that the filmmaker believes that New York has a better chance of getting LeBron if the team, which was smoked by 32 points last night in Game 5, loses.

  • Phil Disclosure: Mickelson Owns Five Guys Rights Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 4:04 PM ET
    Phil Mickelson and Five Guys

    At The Players Championship last week, Phil Mickelson made a big statement when he told the press that he preferred Five Guys over In-N-Out Burger. “I grew up on In-N-Out,” said Mickelson, who admitted he had gone to Five Guys for six days in a row. “I thought that was the best burger until I had Five Guys. That is hands down the best burger I’ve ever had.”

  • How To Announce A Sponsorship Deal—The Right Way Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 1:36 PM ET
    Bottle of Gentleman Jack to Darren Rovell compliments of Trevor Immelman

    Every week, I get at least 10 announcements from companies telling me about what their latest product is or something about their latest endorser. The problem is, there’s more clutter than ever before and a lot of people in the industry have failed to change their ways.

  • Preakness Uses All-You-Can-Drink To Bring Crowd Back Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 12:59 PM ET
    134th Running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course

    For years, you could bring your own alcohol into the Pimlico infield for the Preakness. Until last year that was, when the race track decided to change up the rules after the drunks caused a ruckus.

  • Parents Naming More Kids Colt Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 10:29 AM ET
    Colt McCoy of the Cleveland Browns

    The greatest rise seen in a baby name attributed to a sports figure is Colt, as in former University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy.

  • One-on-One with UFC’s Dana White Monday, 10 May 2010 | 4:26 PM ET
    UFC president Dana White

    Fresh off UFC 113 this weekend in Montreal, we decided to get an update on the state of the premiere mixed martial arts organization with UFC president Dana White.

  • Bad Play, Free Ticket Is Marketing Ploy Of Future Monday, 10 May 2010 | 11:34 AM ET
    Leonardo Gonzalez of the Seattle Sounders FC battles Chris Klein of the Los Angeles Galaxy on May 8, 2010 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington.The Galaxy defeated the Sounders 4-0.

    After a bad loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Seattle Sounders said they’d refund their season ticket holders for the game because of how poorly the team played. The idea reportedly came from a player, Steve Zakuani, who said that the fans shouldn’t have to pay. Remarkably, the Sounders soon announced that the game would in fact be refunded to the team’s 32,000 season ticket holders.

  • Can Rugby Break Through? Monday, 10 May 2010 | 9:32 AM ET
    USA Sevens Rugby Collegiate Championship Invitational

    Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the world. But it hasn't really gotten its chance on television here in the United States.

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