Detroit has its fair share of problems, but the city has one unifying force that can aid in the recovery efforts: the astronomical support for its local sports teams.
The NBA received extremely stellar viewership numbers for the 2015 NBA Finals and just agreed to a lucrative TV deal well into next decade. Now, the players and the league must carry the momentum forward and do everything possible to avoid a possible lockout in two seasons.
As NCAA Power 5 conferences continue to rake in tens of millions of dollars annually in TV rights deals, student-athletes still receive almost no direct financial compensation. With millions of people tuning in to marquee events, are NCAA basketball and football players really student-athletes or just athletes?
The NFL has gradually expanded to Europe by playing multiple games annually at Wembley Stadium in London. However, most people outside North America still do not understand the sport. How can the NFL expand globally?