Insurance Executive Neil Mitchell’s Thoughts: What Are Scientific Studies Revealing About Player Head Injuries in American Football?
I’m giddy like a little school girl. I can already smell the cold beer and hot wings as we sit with small groups of friends at our favorite local watering holes or our living room, watching the games and cheesing on each other over our fantasy leagues and bad beats. Speaking of bad beats, there will be none of those here! Today, let’s look at a couple of marquee Week 1 matchups and assess how much value there is against the betting lines for your NFL picks. Let’s start with the first game of the regular season. Dallas Cowboys @
We all know the essentials you need to play golf. You need a set of clubs and a golf bag to help you carry them around the course. Simple enough, but what additional golf bag accessories are needed to ensure you get the most out of your time on the course? What golf bag accessories will take your experience to the next level? Picking the correct golf bag accessories is more important than you might think. If used correctly, golf bag accessories can help you shoot lower scores and take a few bucks off your buddies. We can help you
The NFC’s East Division is arguably the most open in the NFL, which is reflected in the NFL odds, and everyone will be scrambling for the top spot. When a division winner (such as the 2020 NFC East champions, the Washington Football Team) has a losing record, it’s never a good indication. Several teams were severely hampered by many obstacles, making it difficult for anyone to play well or consistently. However, the 2021 NFL season is a new year, and a new division champion may emerge. While there is an obvious favourite to win the NFC East, there are concerns
We all know how important sports are for us. They help us with not just our physical well-being but also our mental and emotional state. One doesn’t need to be a professional level sportsman to enjoy sports and their benefits. All one needs to do is dedicate some time to the sport and practice it regularly. However, not all sports are easily accessible to the general public. You might have gone to Las Vegas to watch some sporting events but have you ever wondered what it took for those sportsmen to get there? There are many sports that require not
Portugal hosted Euro 2004, a fantastic tournament with a surprise winner in Greece. But as the financial crisis unfolds, some Portugese feel a tinge of regret over the expense involved. Not just the capital costs of building “seven modern stadiums from scratch” and renovating three others*, but also ongoing maintenance expenses: Second-division Beira Mar can’t afford the upkeep of a 30,000-seat, $94 million municipal stadium in Aveiro, while first-tier Uniao de Leiria doesn’t have enough revenue to maintain the city’s $120 million arena. On the south coast, lower-league teams Farense and Louletano rely on taxpayers’ money to bankroll the $61
The Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), the 5-team American league that just finished out its 3rd season, cancelled its 2012 season today while holding out hope for a return in 2013 or beyond. The WPS represents the second women’s soccer league to fail in the United states in the past decade, following the demise of WUSA in 2003. WPS’s announcement follows one day after CONCACAF finished up its women’s soccer Olympic qualifying tournament in Vancouver, BC that attracted record crowds that exceeded 25,000 fans for the U.S.-Canada final. Other international women’s soccer matches have also demonstrated an impressively broad level of popularity. Last summer’s Women’s World Cup final,
In 2005 I explored the “Yankee Premium, how much of the Yankee payroll reflected a revenue advantage relative to the rest of baseball and how much reflected the ability of NYY players to negotiate away the revenue advantage into their own pockets. Here’s an update for 2009 salary data where I match Yankee players with players from other teams whose productivity are “in the neighborhood” of the Yankee. The question is, what is the pay rate of a comparable players in terms of production and freedom of movement. I’m not using any sophisticated matching technique, so there’s plenty of room
It’s true that the South Sudanese NBA player Luol Deng has earned 151,000,000 million throughout his fourteen year NBA career. But Deng, twice an NBA All-Star, has developed a complex real estate portfolio under his company D3N9 as originally reported by Kurt Badenhausen. The hotels, resorts, condos and apartment buildings are worth an estimated $125 million and he’s still playing professional basketball at the highest level with this Luol Deng contract. Like much of business it is about who you know. Deng has shown to be savvy in that regard making relationship’s with America’s top real estate investors and business tycoons.
Meghan Barr, an AP correspondent from Cleveland, needs a lesson in economics in this article about LeBron James. “James has been with Cleveland since he was drafted in 2003 but now is at the center of a high-profile pursuit by several NBA teams. The Cavs can offer him a longer and more lucrative contract under league rules, but other teams are trying to convince him that they are his ticket to the championships that have so far eluded him. James has helped inject untold millions into Cleveland’s economy. His team, which had an average home attendance of about 11,500 the
ESPN has a new data tool that allows people to obtain detailed expense and revenue data for many major college athletic programs. Here is the link. Here is the disclaimer at the bottom of the table for 2010 data. The information comes from detailed financial disclosure forms that athletic departments submit annually to the NCAA and federal government. ESPN requested the forms from all 120 Division I colleges in the Football Bowl Subdivision under state and federal public records laws. Private colleges and others not subject to those laws declined to release their forms. In those cases, ESPN filled in
Everyone has a stride particular to them. Though running might be a common activity, the strides runners take differ. This means that the type of running shoe each runner goes for will be determined by the manner in which they take their strides as they run. Surely, you do not want to go for a wrong running shoe for your stride; that is why this is a guide on how to go for that running shoe perfect for your stride. A shoe for runners is a non-negotiable For effectiveness in carrying out various activities, there are recommended tools for such
Hmm, am I shocked? No, not really. However, I am a little shocked that it was the Feds that caught them. Student-athletes are worth a lot of money to the schools and the brands that sponsor the schools. As such, we expect there to be a strong incentive for places to find ways to convince these student-athletes to go to their school (or brand). And schools have always done this through relatively inefficient means: nicer locker rooms, weight rooms, and other facilities; hiring personal chefs and personal trainers; and even paying professional coaches to leave the big leagues and come