Brian Goff

NBA

NBA Centers Facing Extinction

Russell, Chamberlain, Jabbar, Lanier, Walton, Gilmore, Malone, Olajuwon, Ewing, O’Neal.  Over decades, these and other “centers” dominated the NBA.  The

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General NBA race

Racism Behind Lack of NBA Interest?

The NBA's popularity vaulted during the 1980s and 1990s with Bird as MVP but also with Moses, Magic, Michael, Charles,

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NFL

NFL Football: Young-McNabb, Fisher-Shanahan, and Media Inconsistency

Most NFL writers trashed Vince Young after his shoulder-pad throwing, walking out on Jeff Fisher blowup on Sunday. The grilling

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antitrust General

Managing a Brand v. Restricting Competition

Brad has done an excellent job of keeping TSE readers informed and discussing elements of the American Needle v. NFL

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MLB salaries Yankees

“Yankee Premium” Updates

In 2005 I explored the “Yankee Premium, how much of the Yankee payroll reflected a revenue advantage relative to the

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General

Playing Injured Players

Before the St. Louis-Houston series, Dick Cantrell, a colleague and long-time baseball follower predicted that St. Louis was in trouble.

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General

"Spreading" the Wealth

A number of articles have appeared about the “spread” offense over the past couple of years. One of the best

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General NCAA; college sports

NCAA World Evolving but Toward What?

As Skip reminded readers in his recent pieces on realignment, the current drama fits into a larger historical framework. I

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General

NFL Predictions: Writers v. Vegas

NFL prediction time is here again with writers from various outlets providing their views. Here are SI’s Preview predictions. Betting

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General

Arizona Meltdown

SI.com’s Peter King wrote a blistering column this morning about Arizona’s “historic choke job.” In typical King style, he treads

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General

The $70 Billion Fantasy Football Market

I’m a traditionalist when it comes to my football tastes. I still watch NFL games because of an interest in

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NCAA sports scandals

Organizational Architecture of College Sports Behind the Scandals

Another college coach engages in reprehensible activities and the supervising athletic directors and university presidents do nothing until external investigations

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