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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sports Business

Red Sox Want to Sell Mixed Drinks All Over Fenway Park

Things could be getting a lot rowdier at Fenway Park in the Summer of 2011. Baseball fans all around the country love to complain about having to buy $9 beers at the ballpark, but that doesn’t stop them from pounding a dozen of them on a warm summer evening. Sometimes there’s nothing more refreshing than…Read More

Ralph Nader Wants to Do Away with College Scholarships

Ralph Nader is one of those politicians who has never been shy about voicing his opinions when it comes to sports.  A few years back, he was candid about changes he believed needed to be made in order to fix the problem the NBA has with corrupt officials.  Now, Nader has taken issue with the…Read More

Nonito Donaire Leaves Bob Arum’s Top Rank for Golden Boy Promotions

A shock was sent through the business side of boxing Wednesday when it was announced that Nonito Donaire would be leaving promoter Bob Arum’s Top Rank for Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. This is just the latest twist in an ongoing saga between the rival promotional groups, and there is little doubt it…Read More

NFLPA Using Threat of Future Decertification to Keep Agents in Check

We’ve talked about what the lockout and decertification processes mean for the NFL and NFLPA, but one aspect of the sport that hasn’t been discussed much is the agents. Initially, when reports emerged suggesting the players union would decertify, there was concern that without regulation from the Players Association, agents could run wild. People speculated…Read More

What Decertification Means for the Players Union and NFL

On Friday evening, the NFLPA made the decision to decertify in a move that would block the lockout by the owners. I keep getting asked the question by readers and friends what decertification means, so I figured it was worth a post to explain things. The NFL players initially bonded together and formed a union…Read More

Drew Brees Feels Badly for Fans

The NFLPA has decided to decertify and sue the NFL for violation of anti-trust laws. LBS is firmly on the side of the players in this negotiation, feeling that the pot should be split 50-50 and that the players deserve lifetime health care for their injuries. It’s pretty simple: the players surrender their health every…Read More

Was NFL Owners’ Idea for 18-Game Schedule Just a Negotiation Tool?

As the NFL players and owners continue to meet to try and agree on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, they have several items to negotiate. One of those points was the owners’ supposed desire to implement an 18-game regular season. Most players opposed it, fans weren’t elated for it, but the owners wanted it and…Read More

Erin Andrews’ Reebok ZigTech Ad to Appear in Fitness Magazine

A minor stir was caused around Bristol when it was announced that Erin Andrews had signed an endorsement deal with Reebok. The noise was quelled when it was pointed out some of their personalities have an association with Nike, and it appears as if EA and Reebok have moved forward full force. In fact, a…Read More

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