Some macroeconomists insist that decision-makers are perfectly rational. This suggests that these people are simply not sports fans. So if you meet one of these macroeconomists, please take them to a game.
If a car's brakes failed, you wouldn't blame the driver. You'd blame the manufacturer. And when we feel bludgeoned by the state of professional sports, it's the owners who need to answer for this sorry state of affairs.
Maybe we should all head to the Horseshoe World Championships so we can tell our grandkids that we saw Jim Francis, the greatest athlete ever... or at least Jim Francis, a great athlete in a small sport.
There is tremendous room to create a more dynamic live experience at sporting events. The innovation that will win is the one that creates the ultimate fan experience in one application on the user's own hardware.
There does not seem to be any reason why a third party should be permitted to profit off of the student athlete. That is exactly what numerous current and former student athletes contend Electronic Arts has been doing for years.
The same personality characteristics that led George Steinbrenner to his angry, firing behavior also led to his kindly, charitable acts. In fact, Mr. Steinbrenner was completely consistent in his behavior.
Today a group of professional athletes and Olympians boarded a fishing boat to tour the oil devastation on the Gulf Coast. Then they held Sierra Club-hosted conference to share their impressions of the damage.
Say what you will about James and his decision, the only thing we know for sure is that he has left his kingdom and therefore surrendered his crown. This summer you're just Lebron James; nothing more, nothing less.
From absorbing the press hype prior to the World Cup final it would seem that either Spain has already won or that the Dutch are one of the weakest teams to make the final. If Spain are over looking the Dutch they are making a huge mistake.
The NFL might continue to press for legislation that permits the drug policies of professional sports leagues to trump state workplace drug laws. But the Williamses will not be on the field when the NFL season kicks off.