Showing posts with category "soccer"

How We Develop Basketball Talent

Today's WSJ has a review of the book, Play Their Hearts Out, by SI reporter George Dohrman.  The book examines the world of elite youth basketball in the U.S.

February 16, 2022
tags
nba

Cowboys Stadium Financing

This story from the Dallas Morning News has some good details on the public/private contributions to paying off the bonds which support the $1.2 billion

February 16, 2022
tags
public funding

Wake Me Up When We Play Algeria

2-2 vs. Slovenia, and whew!  That was the most thrilling tie in American history.  We're still alive!!

February 16, 2022
tags
fifa

The US Wants a World Cup of Its Own, But at What Cost?

Tomorrow the United States kicks off its World Cup 2010 competition against England. The excitement of this year’s event may fuel the existing US bid for the

February 16, 2022
tags
economic impact

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

February 16, 2022
tags
european football

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

February 16, 2022
tags
european football

Why I like Johnny Miller

Here a couple of quotes from a lengthy article on Golf.com about NBC Golf analyst Johnny Miller

February 16, 2022
tags
general

Does Soccer Have a Chance to Ever Become a Major Sport in North America?

If I am remotely representative of the potential North American audience, does soccer have any chance of ever becoming a major sport in North America? Will it

February 16, 2022
tags
soccer

Just How Good is Cristiano Ronaldo at Poker?

Not everyone knows that Ronaldo is a highly skilled poker player who has competed against some of the best professional poker stars in the world.

February 15, 2022
tags
soccer

If not for Iniesta...

With the dust settling on the World Cup Final last Sunday, we are still debating various aspects of the game and the tournament itself, such as those raised

February 15, 2022
tags
fifa; soccer

Including the World in the World Cup

Chuck Blazer, an American and North America's representive to the FIFA executive committee has blasted the committee's decision to not award North America's

February 15, 2022
tags
soccer

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

February 15, 2022
tags
european football