Rob Manfred

Major League Baseball’s “Young” Ideas

For years, Major League Baseball has had an image problem and possibly a demographics deficiency. MLB is thought to have an older male audience that still clings to the days of Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron and

Baseball TV

Who Is Paying for Big Cable TV Deals in Sports?

The news that a baseball team has signed a television deal worth more than a billion dollars, no longer should be viewed as “simply shocking.” Cable TV networks have been handing out local billion-dollar deals for the past year

NFL

The NFL, Los Angeles and Fans

The National Football last saw a football game played in the Los Angeles marketplace in 1994. After that season, Los Angeles Rams owner Georgia Frontiere took her Rams to St. Louis, after Anaheim could no longer satisfy her financial

Swimming

2017 World Aquatics Championship Needs a Home

There is no question that the economy plays a huge role in sports events, whether it is local, regional, national or international. The 2017 World Aquatics Championship was scheduled to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico but swimmers will be

MLS

Major League Soccer: Strike or Lockout and Expansion

Slowly but surely, Major League Soccer is making inroads in the United States. It has taken almost two decades of work, but the league has fans, a sizeable TV deal, and has been able to work with municipalities to

MLB Spring Training

Spring Training Brings Arizona Financial Woes

It is Major League Baseball’s annual call for cold and snow weary residents in the northern part of the United States and Canada, that spring is just around the corner. Baseball, which is forever associated with warm weather and

NFL Combine

The NFL and City Hall More Important Than Combine

The Super Bowl is done, the NFL Scouting Combine is here and in a few weeks, free agency season starts. But, none of that really matters to the real business of the NFL, which is to make sure each franchise

Canada

Canadian Dollar Weakness Cancels Sports Event Bid

The National Hockey League is not the only Canadian sports entity feeling the pinch of the failing Canadian dollar. The organizers of the Edmonton bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, an event featuring countries that are either a part

Mo'ne Davis

Mo’ne Davis and College Athletic Scholarships

Mo’ne Davis is going to be a problem for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. She is one of those rare athletes that doesn’t need the NCAA to succeed, as she has already made it big after her 2014 Little

Olympics

Nevada Wants a Piece of Olympics Betting Action

The casinos and hotels in Nevada that have sports books, are looking to capture some extra money and want an events that they don’t have: The Winter and Summer Olympics. There is money to be made every two years on