Why do government, health care, education, and most other businesses fail to measure up to the performance excellence, the economic performance and entertainment value of sports? Sports are true competitive meritocracies.
These are interesting times for the NFL. Immediately after producing the most watched television show in U.S. history, the focus has shifted towards the negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA.
They say sports and politics don't mix. One sportswriter disagrees with that. In fact, he would argue that professional sports has always been political and has been a positive force in shaping American society.
Almost an entire generation of potential fans in Los Angeles has been lost to soccer, basketball, the beach, going out to dinner and reading. Speaking for most of the populace, we don't miss the NFL one bit.
Americans need to understand that the innovation, resourcefulness, and fun they had in learning how to play sports with limited resources will be needed again to help us navigate successfully in increasingly competitive global markets.
Did you ever wonder if it was possible to buy Super Bowl XLV tickets for face value? Well, it is definitely possible, but the odds of having the opportunity to do so are quite slim. Here's how it works.
There is no benefit to being a sports fan. It is entirely a sham, an emotional and fiscal pyramid scheme. That's why I'm trading in my jerseys and cable package for a gentler, more even keeled existence.