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Earlier this month, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick tweeted: "Check these prizes from the McDonald's monopoly game," and included a link. Next to the tweet it said "spon," which I assume meant sponsored. So I called up McDonald's and asked them if they were now sponsoring Michael Vick.
It was just three days ago that the New York Times penned a story on the old dugout phones, telling the tale about how earlier in the year, the phones malfunctioned with the St. Louis Cardinals. Last night, Cardinals bullpen coach Derek Lilliquist didn't tell Jason Motte to warm up on two occasions because he said he didn't hear LaRussa because of crowd noise.
Texas. It's the land where everything is bigger and sports owners stand out. Jerry Jones builds the biggest in-stadium TV at Cowboys Stadium and Mark Cuban isn't afraid to say anything, until a superstitious code of silence led to the Mavericks first ever championship last season. And yet, two billionaires own a Texas team that will play in it's second straight World Series and even Rangers fans would be hard pressed to come up with their names. And they both couldn't be happier about that.
Last night, 60 Minutes aired a piece on superagent Drew Rosenhaus and mentioned that he was the main inspiration for "Jerry Maguire." The film's director Cameron Crowe chimed in after I suggested it was modeled more after agent Leigh Steinberg than Drew.
What are some of the most notable multimillion-dollar sports injuries? Check out the list.
We all know that it's easier to make the playoffs in a sport without a salary cap if your team spends more money. More money allows you to acquire valuable free agents and make more mistakes in your talent evaluation and still recover. But how much more of an advantage is a larger payroll in Major League Baseball?
"Moneyball" is not just a baseball story. It is a fascinating look at how breaking old thinking and applying new metrics can improve efficiency and generate better results. Some have called this the best book on marketing that’s not about marketing.
The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association has released its extensive study on team sports in America, arrived at by conducting more than 38,000 interviews earlier this year. Here are some of the most interesting facts.
Many athletes who lost their earning power couldn’t keep up with their mortgage payments and were faced with foreclosure. Click to see the list of athletes with foreclosed homes.
When Sony bought the rights to "Moneyball," it had a hard time finding the right script. It was all understandable. The decision was made not to bastardize the truthful nature of the best-selling book based on the Oakland A's accomplishing so much on a flimsy budget. The problem was simple: The truth wasn't good enough. And that's unfortunately what turns this film into a double, instead of a home run.
Check out our list of rookie athletes who received huge paydays to play for major league teams!
Green Bay, Wisconsin, is one of my favorite places on earth. I know, it sound strange. Who'd pick the frozen tundra over the waves in Maui? Um, me.
When she was in high school, Barbara Cossman bought a magazine that had an audio chip in it. It was one of things that she never forgot. So when she came to the University of Michigan and became director of publications for the Wolverines, her dream was embed the audio file of a famous play into a gameday program. Saturday, Cossman's dream will become a reality, as Michigan has printed 15,000 programs to be sold for its game against Notre Dame. Each gameday program includes an audio file of "The Catch," Desmond Howard's famous touchdown against Notre Dame twenty years ago.
The mystery bidder that engaged in talks with the New York Mets during David Einhorn’s exclusivity period is former Glencore International trader Ray Bartoszek, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The number one thing the owners of the New York Mets, Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, "never wanted to give up is control" of the organization, Anthony Scaramucci, managing partner of the alternative asset firm SkyBridge Capital, told CNBC Thursday.
Why did the deal between hedge fund manager David Einhorn and the New York Mets fall apart? Was there double-dealing involved? Insight with, Anthony Scaramucci, Skybridge Capital, and CNBC's Kate Kelly.
It has been in the works for months and in my mind for years. Today I can finally proudly announce that my new show "CNBC SportsBiz: Game On" is a reality. The show will air every Friday night at 7pm ET on Versus beginning next week, Sept. 9.
When the NFL lockout was over, all parties were declared winners — the owners would lose just one preseason game, the players would get to play and the fans would get to see them. In the speed of the final negotiations, it wasn't yet clear. Now it is. The players didn't get much. Let's break it down as simply as we can.
The latest and greatest performance enhancer, if you've been living under a rock, is deer antler velvet. On the surface, it seems like it could make sense. The coating on the antlers of young male deer that contribute to the growth of that part of their body could help athletes. First, the NFL prohibited Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson from endorsing it. Now, according to SI.com, Major League Baseball is warning players about using it.
My bucket list isn't a physical list I have somewhere, but I know an opportunity when I see it. I competed in a hot dog eating contest, took a Josh Beckett fastball, tried to return Andy Roddick's serve and flown in a blimp over New York City. This year, I decided I wanted to sing the National Anthem at a baseball stadium. I put the challenge out to Twitter and I had seven teams come back with offers.