The Looming Loonie Problem for the NHL

When sports leagues do business in North America, particularly the United States and Canada, there is always a potential problem. The Canadian dollar and the American dollar are not always at par. This is a significantly lesser problem for

Spirits of st Louis 2014

Forever lasted 37 years for the owners of the ABA’s Spirits of St. Louis

Perpetuity isn’t as long as it used to be, at least in the business known as the National Basketball Association. According to reports, the National Basketball Association and the owners of the long departed American Basketball Association’s Spirits of


Life Threatening, Inhumane Conditions No Problem for the NFL in Green Bay

There are a number of critics who have questioned the wisdom of National Football League owners in their placement of the 2014 Super Bowl in a “cold” weather stadium—the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Those naysayers don’t like


Every Miami Franchise Is Looking For A Handout

The Miami Cab Ride from Seaport to Airport It is about a 20 minute ride from the Port of Miami to the Miami International Airport. The cost? $24 plus tip. Generally these are pretty boring rides with a less


Another Government Battle Over NFL Television Blackouts

The National Football League and the Federal Communications Commission seem to have a slight disagreement. The FCC, which regulates television and radio licenses and watches over the industry, would like to end the NFL’s blackout policy which bans a


Laura Stamm Knew All About Hockey’s Concussion Issue Years Ago

The news that more than 200 former National Hockey league players have filed a class action suit against the league that the alleges that the league knew about the dangers posed by concussions and failed to do enough to reduce the

Mayor Bloomberg Makes Announcement With MLB Commissioner Bud Selig And Mets Owner CEO Fred Wilpon

Mets Fans Have Nothing to be Thankful About

This doesn’t figure to be a Happy Thanksgiving for fans of the Major League Baseball franchise known as the New York Metropolitans. The team figures to be no better in 2014 than it was in 2013. The Mets franchise


How JFK’s Signature Changed the NFL and American Sports

Historians and people who lived during the Kennedy Assassination 50 years ago today are spending the day reflecting on the brief presidency of John F. Kennedy. Among the topics that might be discussed include The Bay of Pigs/Cuba policy,


Sports Fans Don’t Want To Read This News About Sports

There are people who get very upset when the sports industry is criticized whether it is stadium funding or how a television news division (CBS) was ruined in the late 1980s because a network chairman of the board (Lawrence


Evan Weiner Column: There Used to Be a Ballpark Right Here

If you have ever been to Rome, Italy, you know one of the biggest tourists’ stops there is the centuries old Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre. Construction of the stadium began in 70 AD and 1,943 years later, the building is