John Palmer

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Fighting and Scoring in Hockey

A report on CTV news this morning says hockey teams that fight more score more goals and allow fewer goals,

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The Blind Side: Two Very Different Books in One

Last month I finally had a chance to read The Blind Side by Michael Lewis. I had thoroughly enjoyed his

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Will the NFL Saints Move?and if so, where?

We have been very fortunate to have Phil Miller provide us with the details behind the saga of the NFL

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It Isn’t Scalping, It’s "Price Discrimination"

The Chicago Cubs have their own ticket-reselling agency [aka scalper] which sells tickets at prices above the face value. Well,

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Well, if nobody watches hockey….

What about curling? Actually, more people would watch it if they could! It turns out that the Canadian Curling Association

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Ten Top Stadium-Naming Deals

From Forbes, courtesy of Craig Newmark, With a deal to name the Mets’ new stadium in New York, Citigroup follows

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Why Economics Should be a Required Coursefor Journalists and Sportscasters

About a week ago, I was listening to the Toronto Blue Jays’ broadcast of a game between the Blue Jays

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Ticket Scalping:Welsh Rugby Union

This article typifies the usual mainstream media writing about ticket scalping, indicating that most journalists have little or no understanding

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Revenue Sharing; Competitive Balance

Revenue Sharing in MLB

Michael Lewis has an Op-Ed in the NYTimes this morning, pointing out that the present revenue-sharing formula in major league

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More on Manchester United:Hedge Funds Back Glazer

According to the Sunday Times [h/t to Brian Ferguson for the link], three major hedge funds are backing Malcom Glazer’s

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New Curling Blog

Back in February, I posted a diatribe on both The Sports Economist and The Eclectic Econoclast about the poor deal

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Will There Be Hockey?My Bet Is Yes

Given that the owners have taken “linkage” of salary caps to revenues out of their offers, and given that players

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