Showing posts with category "ncaa college sports football"

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

5 Ways to Make Money as a Golf Fan

If you are a golf fan, there are lots of ways you can earn some extra income. Here are some of the most lucrative ways of making money as a golf fan.

July 4, 2021
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golf

How To Make Money On Fantasy Sports Leagues

Some people love to take big risks by playing a football card or putting some other sports bets on a book. It can be fun and exciting, but it can also be devastating if the losses keep adding up.

April 27, 2021
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sports

Progressive Betting and Professional Sports

Previously, we had talked on EZDzine about how to improve your chances when betting on professional sports, specifically on football.

April 26, 2021
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sports

All-Time Best Casino Themed Novels

Since betting games continue to be one of our favorite forms of entertainment, the industry expands at an incredible rate. And movies and novels depict them in more and more realistic ways.

December 2, 2020
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entertainment

Claiming For Your Sports Injury

If you have been injured in a sporting accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to bring a claim for personal injury compensation.

September 3, 2020
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sports

Pay Per Head Sportsbook Owners Competing with Bigger Online Shops

Although the current U.S. sports shutdown has hit all sportsbooks, including the most significant online companies and those in Las Vegas, one sector has thrived.

July 15, 2020
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technology

Guidelines on Strength Training for Soccer Athletes

Nowadays, every sporting activity requires the athlete to have strength, speed, and endurance to perform better.

June 18, 2020
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soccer

Motocross: Your Questions Answered

So, your kid wants to get involved in motocross racing.

May 12, 2020
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race

Call for Papers - Missouri Valley Economics Association Conference in Kansas City - Extended Deadline

Michael Davis and I are arranging North American Association of Sports Economists (NAASE) – affiliated sports economics sessions for the 2015 Missouri Valley Economic Association (MVEA) conference in Kansas City, Mo. this October.  The conference runs from October 22nd through October 24th. and will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza.  The deadline for submitting papers has been extended to August 28th, 2015. If you have a sports economics paper you would like to propose to present, please email me or Michael a title, a brief abstract, and full contact information including affiliation, email address, mailing address, and phone […]

May 12, 2020
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sports economics

4th Downs and Beyond: Coaches as Optimizers

Ran across a recent piece on the evolution of Jason Garrett's playing calling by Jonathan Bales of DC Times (an analytics based blog on the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL). When I first began studying Jason Garrett’s play-calling in 2009, perhaps his most blatant tendency was allowing previous play-calls to dictate his current ones. That was particularly true on second down, when Garrett would often run if he had passed on first down and pass if he had run. The thinking, in all likelihood, was to “mix it up” in order to keep the defense guessing. In attempting to randomize […]

May 12, 2020
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manager efficiency

The Will to Make Tough, But Correct Decisions: Harbaugh and McCarthy

Related to the prior post on managerial decision making, Jim Harbaugh has finally won over almost all his critics for his decision to hand the starting QB job to Colin Kaepernick as Jim Trotter from SI.com discusses.  For me, the most interesting part of this is Harbaugh's willingness to flout conventional thinking and management his resources.  Replacing your winning QB with an young and untested QB is the kind of thinking that will get media and former players screaming if it doesn't work out, just like going (and failing) for 4th down on your own 30 yard line.  Just ask […]

May 12, 2020
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manager efficiency