Deflategate dominated the entirety of the 2014 NFL offseason. While Roger Goodell may have lost in court, the commissioner has come out a major winner in the aftermath of this case.
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?
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 more information about Sepp Blatter’s corrupt regime continues to leak, FIFA’s embarrassment will gradually grow. However, soccer’s global popularity will almost assuredly allow FIFA to immediately recover from this entire debacle.
The Indian Premier League, despite its extremely short season length, has rapidly grown into an extremely lucrative organization. Like soccer, cricket has tremendous potential to grow in the United States.
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?