It’s Opening Day!

Is there anything better than Opening Day?  Every year I get the chills watching the baseball season begin and it’s not because the fans in NY look like they are freezing their butts off.  It feels like a holiday and maybe it should be.  It’s awesome to see the giant American flag spread across the […]

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Top 5 Business Stories to Watch in MLB in 2011

With baseball’s Opening Day next week, here is a quick look at the top 5 business stories to watch for this season. 1)      Dodgers, Mets and Astros ownership situations Will the Dodgers be forced to sell in order to pay for the pending divorce settlement between Frank and Jamie McCourt?  Will an investor step up to […]

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Let the madness begin!

We are on the eve of March Madness and for basketball junkies it doesn’t get any better than this.  Of course the NCAA gave us a couple of extra play-in games before the official start on Thursday to wet our appetite, but the real fun begins tomorrow at 9:15 AM for those of us on […]

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Is Exclusivity Dead?

Many people within the industry are optimistic about the continued recovery of sponsorship spending since the recession hit.  For the most part things do look promising as leagues and teams announce new deals, overall sponsorship revenue growth and new TV contracts.  There are some staggering numbers as of late.  Farmers Insurance $700 million naming rights […]

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Sacramento, please keep your Kings!

Does anyone really want the Sacramento Kings to relocate to Anaheim?  Of course this is probably just a negotiating ploy by the Maloofs to leverage Sacramento into getting a new arena as many NFL teams have done using LA as bait.  However, try telling that to Sonics fans in Seattle who still feel snake bitten […]

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