Former college football coach Barry Switzer has turned a man cave in his Oklahoma home into a base for a webcast he calls Coaches' Cabana.» Read More
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.
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.
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.
The greatest rise seen in a baby name attributed to a sports figure is Colt, as in former University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy.
Out of all those who were draft eligible this past weekend, no one has been labeled by NFL teams more "off limits" than Tony Washington, an offensive tackle from Abilene Christian, who some people had going as early as the late portion of the second round.
Sports agent Rick Smith of Priority Sports was teaching a seminar last year, when a guy approached him and asked him if he would be interested in taking a look at his brother –- a Division II football player. No one could fault Smith, who has been in the business for 23 years, for saying what came out of his mouth next. “If he can play, the league will find him,” Smith told the guy.
You've already seen all the grades from the first round of last night's NFL Draft, but who won and lost in the business world? Here's our take.
There they sat at the Niketown in Manhattan yesterday. A stage full of football stars: Adrian Peterson, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh and Mark Sanchez. And to think that the New York Jets quarterback, supposedly the heartthrob, had no chance to command the attention of the high school teenagers from Michigan who just happened to walk into the store at the right time.
If you haven't yet heard, the NCAA's latest ban involves eye black. Under the new rule, eye black must be solid black with no words, numbers, logos or other symbols.