Professional sports, as they stand, are meant for one purpose – to generate revenue. They do this in a variety of ways, with ticket sales, merchandise, and countless other capitalist … Continue Reading Television Rights Deals Are Changing The On Field Product In Sports
The NBA and its teams are a brand. The average franchise is now worth a record $1.25 billion, a 13% increase over 2015. The top three teams in value (New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Chicago Bulls) are worth a combined $8 billion. The value is tied to the size of the individual market and television deals, the latter a huge piece of the value pie.
This is a Rookie Contract piece. Rookie Contract is a column here on The Sideline Sports. It provides analysis on business deals and decisions in the world of sports, as well as reports … Continue Reading In A Summer Of Inflated Contracts, Who Got The Best (And Worst) Value?
I love Bismack Biyombo. He is one of the purest characters in today’s NBA, an always happy guy. He is a guy I wish I was friends with. Well, actually, … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: No, Bismack Biyombo Doesn’t Deserve a Max (Or Near Max) Deal
Rookie Contract is a column here on The Sideline Sports. It provides analysis on business deals and decisions in the world of sports, as well as reports on revenues, endorsements, and contracts. … Continue Reading The Swoosh Paradox
For Americans, the last week in November is often reserved for giving thanks (and waiting hours in line at Walmart for a PlayStation 4). This year in college football, we’ve seen a … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: The Annual NCAAF Coaching Carousel Begins
What we know: From 2013 to 2014, Daily Fantasy Sports (DraftKings and FanDuel) saw participation increase by 847%. Increased participation has led to big money winners and large investments by corporations. On … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: The Demise of DraftKings and FanDuel
Social Darwinism in World Football A few months back, I sat in my Grade 11 History class. We learned about “Social Darwinism.” It was defined as the individual or group whom achieve advantage over others … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: Darwinism in World Football
In August, I wrote about the brand bidding war for Kevin Durant and how Under Armour would be silly to not sign Durant to the pricy contract. While it would’ve … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: How Under Armour Outsmarted The Market
As the final weekend of Spanish BBVA League Play concludes, many football fans are confused as to how Granada CF was able to stay in the Primera Division, while Eibar … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: Did SD Eibar Deserve To Be Relegated?
MLS is growing substantially, with stars like Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, and others joining the American league’s ranks in the coming seasons. Fanbases and popularity are increasing, and the number of … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: How to fix MLS
Former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard should currently be training for the debut for New York City Football Club at Yankee Stadium. 11,000 season ticket holders have secured their seats for the … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: The Frank Lampard Saga
Whether you’re for or against it, the idea of advertisements in the National Basketball Association is inevitable. Adam Silver recently moved the NBA Logo from the upper chest to the … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: Jersey Advertisements in the NBA
With the NBA Season fast approaching, I thought I would show the notable signature models that are being worn on the feet of people from Lebron to Steph Curry. If … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: Signature Sneakers in the NBA, Fall Preview
In the year 2014, Kevin Durant is one of the dominant players on the planet. Coming off an MVP campaign and another unsuccessful playoff run, Durant will be questioned like … Continue Reading Rookie Contract: Love Letter to Under Armour- is Kevin Durant really worth it?