Showing posts with category "nfl"

The NFL's Priorities

In terms of profits and TV exposure, the NFL appears to be the most successful sports league in North America.  But I am starting to wonder about those

December 4, 2022
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nfl

American Needle v. NFL Oral Arguments

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the American Needle v. National Football League case yesterday. The central issue in the case, whether or not the

December 2, 2022
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antitrust

My Limitations as a Forecaster

I am a terrible forecaster. I used to teach a class on economic forecasting. After teaching the class several times, my forecasting limitations were painfully

December 3, 2022
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compensation

The "Favre Effect"

The Favre effect is in full swing, and this short AP article gives some numbers to things I alluded to in my post below. The Vikes have sold 3,000 season

November 28, 2022
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brett favre

A Little Fascinating NFL Draft History

Although it took the Wagner Act to get the ball rolling, American sports unions have thrived for two reasons. First, they serve a group of people with very

December 1, 2022
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monopsony

Anomalies: Super Bowl Coin Toss Betting

In terms of betting, the Super Bowl is one of the most popular events in the world. Sports books, as well as trading markets like TradeSports that operate

December 2, 2022
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gambling

Arbitration in Burress' Future

In a case that somewhat reminded me of the Terrell Owens case in 2005, Plaxico Burress has been suspended by the NFL's NY Giants for, among other things,

December 4, 2022
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arbitration

Games at Work on Super Bowl Officials

The Super Bowl officiating has generated a loud buzz of activity, much of it centered on the "no-call" of holding against the Ravens on the 4th down from the

November 30, 2022
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nfl

NFL Work Rules

The Baltimore Ravens work their players too hard according to the NFL Players' Association. The Baltimore Sun reports today that the Ravens are not allowed to

November 28, 2022
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labor

A New Stadium and a Bargaining Chip for the NFL?

Edward Roski Jr. has unveiled plans to build a new stadium in the Los Angeles metro area to entice a team to move to the nation's second-largest market.

December 2, 2022
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nfl

The Beast of the East: NFL News

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

November 30, 2022
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nfl

Option in NFL: Zvi Griliches One More Time

In everyday usage "technological change" often references changes to machinery of some sort.  Among economists, the term refers to changes in the methods of

December 2, 2022
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nfl