More cable sports TV networks exist now than ever before. As a result, several major sporting events air on cable channels instead of satellite TV, preventing many people from watching big games. Have we reached a breaking point with cable sports networks?
The impending salary cap increase beginning in 2016 significantly impacted the 2015 NBA Free Agency period, as teams have handed out more than $2 billion in salaries to the players. In addition, big-market teams failed to lure the best players available. What other themes emerged from this year’s free agency?
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.
Billions of dollars are spent on illegal sports wagering every single year, which sparked Adam Silver to publicly state his desire to legalize sports betting. Is it time for all leagues to permit sports gambling?
Coaches like Jim Harbaugh and John Fox recently got fired despite a ridiculously successful track record. While success does not guarantee job security in coaching, many teams have repeatedly made significant mistakes by replacing successful coaches, which has set an extremely unhealthy trend in the entire industry.