Showing posts with category "college football"

How Does Game Programming Work?

Curious about game programming? Read our article for all the information you need to know.

December 30, 2021
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game theory

Accessible Premier League Stadiums

Just like every other spectator of the league. Premier League stadiums come in all shapes and sizes.

November 26, 2021
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stadiums

Everything You Need To Know Before The 2021 Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is the richest handicap race run on turf over 3200m in the world of racing but it is also so much more.

October 26, 2021
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horse racing

Week 1 NFL Predictions: Cowboys Flop & Raiders Surprise

I’m giddy like a little school girl. I can already smell the cold beer and hot wings as we sit with small groups of friends at our favorite local watering holes or our living room, watching the games and cheesing on each other over our fantasy leagues and bad beats.

September 3, 2021
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NFL

The Beast of the East: NFL News

Previewing the NFC's East division for the upcoming NFL season

August 27, 2021
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NFL

Economic woes for the sports business in Baltimore

The Baltimore Sun had a front page article this morning devoted to the impact of the general economic decline on the fortunes of the Orioles and the Ravens. There is also a bit of discussion about the prospects for the proposed downtown arena project. Here's one tidbit from the article: "It's kind of like booze and movies," said John Moag, founder of Moag & Co., a Baltimore-based investment banking firm that specializes in sports. "Psychologically, people do not want to give it up." A recent study by Moag's firm found attendance and franchise values went up during the bear markets […]

August 6, 2021
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NBA

The Value of Recruiting

Echoing Skip's post below, I link to this article about Kansas State assistant basketball coach Dalonte Hill, about whose salary a recent stink was raised: Michael Beasley made Kansas State basketball relevant for the first time in more than a decade last season, and his presence put a few extra dollars in the pocket of the man responsible for luring him to Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State had been a perennial also-ran in the Big 12 during the 90's and the early part of this decade. It was in large part due to Michael Beasley - with all due respect to […]

August 6, 2021
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college basketball

College Football Doping Scandal

College football is a big business these days.  Teams generate tens of millions of dollars of revenue every season, and for top players, a lucrative professional football contract worth millions of dollars usually awaits the end of their eligibility.  Given all the money associated with modern college football, players, coaches, and boosters face huge incentives to bend or break the rules.  Today officials handed down one of the harshest and most rarely used penalties available in sport to a football program: the "death penalty."  Suspension of the program for one year. The truly bizarre element of this story is that […]

August 6, 2021
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Canada

Blue Jays Player Payroll Budget Increased

The Toronto Blue Jays indicated today that they believe they have not been hiring enough units of playing ability in the marketplace over the past few years, an argument that G.M. J.P. Ricciardi had been making, sometimes none-too-subtly, for at least two years. They have announced that the budget for player salaries will be $210 million over three years. My contacts with the club tell me they do not expect to divide it equally over the three years, but will probably spend less this year and more in the next two years. "We have the resources now to go out […]

August 6, 2021
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Uncategorized

Which Premier League Managers Have Been the Most Effective?

Many things on the pitch are up to the players, but a great manager will put their players in the best position to get the best Premier League results.

April 14, 2021
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sports

5 Ways to Make Money as a Sports Fan

Are sports your obsession? Then why not make it your career? No, we’re not talking about strappin’ on your helmet and going to an NFL tryout—not unless you’re so athletically inclined.

March 13, 2021
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sports

Tips for wearing glasses when exercising

Nothing beats the release of endorphins when you finish your exercise routine. Or that feeling of accomplishment that comes with smashing your personal best.

November 25, 2020
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fitness