Showing posts with category "european football"

Soccer, and Hell Freezing Over

A couple of weeks ago, my undergraduate seminar engaged in a discussion of Michael Allen Gillespie's excellent essay "Players and Spectators:  Sports and

August 9, 2022
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Portugal's Hangover

Portugal hosted Euro 2004, a fantastic tournament with a surprise winner in Greece. But as the financial crisis unfolds, some Portugese feel a tinge of regret

August 13, 2022
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Football Season Begins!

No, not the NFL. Two European football leagues, the Bundesliga in Germany and Ligue 1 in France get started this weekend. In the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg came

August 14, 2022
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Make or Buy?

Barcelona or Real Madrid?  Barcelona makes them.  Real Madrid buys them.  It's a matter of degree of course, but I think the distinction holds.  Rob Hughes

August 9, 2022
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Champions League Final

Tonight (this afternoon in North America) is the final of the Champions League.  The match between Bayern Munich and Inter Milan will take place in Madrid.

August 13, 2022
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Sports and the Economy Watch

How is the sports business faring in the Great Recession?  Here are two contrasting stories out today.  First, a study sponsored by the Los Angeles Sports

August 12, 2022
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