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David Stern, a Bully to All Except NBA Owners

By Evan Weiner Now retired National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Mae in Springfield, Massachusetts on August 8. This is a legacy honor and in many ways David Stern

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Dear NCAA, the Senate Wants to Ask You a Few Questions

The United States Senate has suddenly expressed an interesting in what is going on in the college sports industry. The Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, which is chaired by West Virginia Democrat Jay Rockefeller, postponed a hearing

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Chris Russo and Finding Qualified People for his Radio Channel

As a broadcast professional and journalist, I never understood the appeal of Chris Russo. He appeared to be a very dim witted and not very funny individual who was handed a microphone and put in front of a television

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All You Need is Cash

By Evan Weiner On Wednesday afternoon I got a call from Nicole Brewster-Mercury, a producer from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation asking me if I wanted to appear on a panel with former Toronto Raptors coach and one time National

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Adam Silver And NBA Venture Down “The Slippery Slope”

Goodbye Donald Sterling, good riddance and thank you to Harvey Levin who is now journalism answer to Edward R. Murrow in that he got rid of the National Basketball Association’s version of Joe McCarthy. The NBA is hanging its

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Enough Is Too Much

By Evan Weiner It probably would not be too much of a stretch if Miami area residents are beginning to feel like the Warner Brothers cartoon character Professor Fritz Owl. In 1936, the musical “highbrow” screamed out, “enough is

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NCAA Needs to Re-Evaluate How To Explain College Sports

NCAA Should Just Send Out a Flak Instead of Emmert to Explain How College Sports Should Work By Evan Weiner Perhaps the time has come for the presidents, chancellors, provosts, board of trustees and all others who run the

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The NBA Will Never, Ever Let the Nets Move Their Business to Russia

What is happening in Brooklyn with the ownership of the National Basketball Association Nets? Last week, Nets majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov told the Reuters:  news agency, “A Russian company will own the basketball club. This does not violate any

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The Hypocrisy of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament

Count me in among the more than 90 percent of Americans who are skipping the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. I have no interest in brackets except for that billion dollar payoff offered by Warren Buffet. I find that it

It’s Jim Bouton’s 75th Birthday and Sports Journalism Owes Him A Debt of Gratitude

It’s Jim Bouton’s 75th birthday and for old time baseball fans, Jim Bouton presents a bit of a problem. Bouton was so much more than a pitcher for the New York Yankees, the Seattle Pilots, the Houston Astros and