sports business

October 14th, 2015

Place Your Bets: The Future Of Daily Fantasy Sports

Despite accusations of insider trading surrounding DraftKings and FanDuel, neither company seems to be losing momentum. Bill Littlefield wonders what the future of daily fantasy sports might look like.

Only A Blog
September 30th, 2015

Why Was James Harden Wearing Nikes?

James Harden was spotted wearing Nikes — which wouldn’t be particularly newsworthy except for the fact that the Houston Rockets star recently signed a $200 million shoe deal with Adidas. What’s going on?

In The News
September 19th, 2015

The 500K Reasons Why Football Teams Agree To Lopsided Games

When elite college football or basketball teams open their seasons against weaker opponents, money — upwards of $500,000 — changes hands. Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

September 5th, 2015

Rural Oregon Town Rides The Wind – And Wind Sports – To Prosperity

Hood River, Oregon, is tucked along the Columbia River an hour east of Portland. For much of its history, the town’s economy rose and fell with the boom-bust cycle of fruit prices and timber war lawsuits. Jason Albert reports on how blustery Hood River is now profiting from the wind.

August 22nd, 2015

Preparing For Life After Sports

Many pro athletes don’t think about life after sports until it’s too late. Others plan ahead. Bill Littlefield talks to retired athletes who fell on both ends of the spectrum — and finds out what one league is doing to better prepare its players for the future.

August 8th, 2015

The Beatles At Shea: A Sports Stadium Revolution

Fifty years ago at Shea Stadium in New York, the Beatles set a record: 55,600 fans packed the home of the Mets to see the Fab Four in concert. It was the largest crowd in concert history and forever changed the relationship between the music business and sports stadiums.

August 1st, 2015

NFL Youth Exercise Program: Healthy Fun Or Marketing Ploy?

NFL training camps are getting started after what’s been a tough year or so for the league’s image. But would anyone criticize the league for teaching kids about exercise? Well, it turns out they would. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the NFL “Play 60” program and hears from one of its critics.

Only A Blog
July 28th, 2015

NFL Upholds Brady Suspension: The Ruling And Responses

The NFL upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate saga Tuesday. Only A Game has compiled a collection of links to the official report and the heated responses. We also look at how the ruling plays into the ongoing discussion of Brady’s legacy.

Only A Blog
July 28th, 2015

Boston 2024’s Demise Opens Door For Other North American Cities

Boston is out as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics. Now other North American cities are reviving their push to host the Games.

In Depth
July 25th, 2015

The Future Of Practice? Virtual Reality And Football Collide

Strap on a virtual reality headset and watch film to get better at football? A virtual reality startup company is working with three NFL teams to help quarterbacks prepare for games. Former Stanford kicker Derek Belch is the founder of STRIVR Labs and he joins us to explain how the new technology works.

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