Category Archives: Sports

Veterans Speak Out Against The Militarization Of Sports

American flags are the ultimate Good Housekeeping seal. And thanking veterans for their service disconnects the public from what has been nearly two decades of war. The ballpark ceremony obscures the realities of war and, by focusing on soldiers, inoculates … Continue reading

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This Is How To Pay College Athletes

It would be nice to end this column here. But, of course, not everyone agrees. Some people—the most salient are the generously compensated college sports executives and the lawyers they pay to defend the status quo in antitrust court—insist that … Continue reading

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Only 6% of Consumers Would Pay $20 a Month For ESPN

I’m not a math expert, but if you’re paying $6 billion a year in rights fees and you only bring in $4 billion in subscriber revenue, that’s not good. Add on top of that that advertising, which represents around a … Continue reading

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Obstacle to moving Rio Olympic venues? 1,400 silent athletes

AP 4:57 p.m. EDT September 2, 2015 American Alex Meyer is among the few who have spoken out. A 2012 Olympian and former world-champion distance swimmer, he wants the open-water venue moved from Copacabana Beach. He did not qualify this … Continue reading

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