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.
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.
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?