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Fame and Fortune for Florida International?

The recent Florida International/University of Miami football debacle is a perfect opportunity to examine the lunacy that often creeps into big-time

August 11, 2022
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NCAA Super Slam 2011

93 total points.  No, it was not Bowling Green Junior High v. South Warren Middle School, a game from the 1930s, or Dean Smith using the "four corners"

August 17, 2022
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Book Review: Mark Yost's Tailgating, Sacks, and Salary Caps

Baseball may still claim the title “America’s Pastime,” but professional football is America’s favorite sport. NFL games draw tens of thousands of fans to

August 17, 2022
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Book Review: National Pastime by Szymanski and Zimbalist

As a graduate student in the mid-1990s, I began work on a project on the economics of baseball for a research methods class. In researching the existing

August 18, 2022
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Pricing Under Uncertain Demand

The pricing of gate tickets to a team's games is a case of pricing under uncertain demand. Ticket prices depend on the demand for a team's games and the

August 14, 2022
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Will the NFL Saints Move?and if so, where?

We have been very fortunate to have Phil Miller provide us with the details behind the saga of the NFL Vikings' search for a new stadium here and here. I can

August 15, 2022
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Why Don't Teams Lower Ticket Prices When the Team Isn't Doing Well?

In an earlier posting, the discussion in the comments raised the econ-speak concepts of marginal revenue and marginal costs. Here is another intriguing

August 16, 2022
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Upsets and Blowouts in Tournaments

Here is the abstract of a paper in the most recent version of Economic Inquiry on upsets and blowouts in tournaments:

August 16, 2022
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NCAA Tourney: Seeding Noise?

File this post under, "I meant to publish this a month ago but forgot." Anyway ... In March of 2005 I complained about all of the attention given to the last

August 17, 2022
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Yanks Close in on New Home

From the NY Times:

August 18, 2022
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Things are Getting Interesting in the North Star State

Tensions ran high at a meeting Tuesday regarding the proposal for the new Twins stadium that I blogged about here. Here is a Minneapolis Star-Tribune article

August 18, 2022
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The Strike Zone and the Probability Density Function

A little over a decade ago, I did play-by-play announcing for the AA London Tigers, a London, Ontario, affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. One night, during a

August 9, 2022
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