Strokes: What did They Know and When Did They Know it?

As a few of my closest friend already know, I ended up in ICU exactly 2 weeks ago because of a hemorrhagic stroke. Totally unexpected and caught everyone off-guard – especially me! I was fortunate for many reasons, one of … Continue reading

Gambling? We Don’t Need No Steenkin’ Gambling!

And this is how Jerry Jones – Roger Goodell’s boss – will be making money from the Raiders’ move to Vegas in 2019. And it’s not just a few million… Gambling? We don’t need no stinkin’ gambling! Jerry Jones to … Continue reading

Why Football Will Never Go Away

With so much attention finally being placed on concussions and lawsuits, there has been a lot of discussion about the end of football (and many other professional sports). And the NFL is a $13 billion industry today (and projected to … Continue reading

Why Should We Keep Paying for Stadiums?

I generally don’t watch John Oliver but on rare occasion, he nails it! This recent rant on how cities get conned into forcing all of us to fund sports stadiums that ultimately only help the team owners. If they’re rich … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: Head Games

EDITOR’S NOTE: A long piece well worth the read from Patrick Hruby detailing the long history of denials and worse on the part of the NCAA when it comes to concussions. Many of the retired players may still remember (or … Continue reading

From 1989: The NFL, The Mafia and FIXED Games

As a final teaser in the wake of the end of the referee lockout, here’s an old interview from 1989 with Dan Moldea, author of Interference: How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football. But it’s all cleaned up today, right? Interview … Continue reading

IFV-TV: Panel Discussion on the Culture of Football

This is a Must-See program! Retired NFL player, Conrad Dobler is joined by documentary filmmaker, Sean Pamphilon, (Run Ricky Run) and journalist Patrick Hruby (ESPN, Yahoo Sports, Washington Times) for a riveting discussion on the culture of football. Sean was … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: Junior Seau’s death? Another football statistic?

Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS . Wednesday, 2 May 2011 . BY EVAN WEINER NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM COMMENTARY . I didn’t know Junior Seau although I met him on the day he was … Continue reading

The REAL Business of Sports: $422 BILLION!

From Top Business Degrees: A numbers analysis of professional sports. Of course, football tops the list and generates nearly as much as MLB AND NBA combined. And as most of us already know – especially after BountyGate exposed the tip … Continue reading