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Gambling NFL

Anomalies: Super Bowl Coin Toss Betting

In terms of betting, the Super Bowl is one of the most popular events in the world. Sports books, as

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McFadden Finds His Match

Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver chronicles the emergence of Darren McFadden into the elite of NFL running backs over the past

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The Replacements

A few observations on the NFL "replacement ref" situation: 1. The locked-out refs hold a very weak bargaining position.   Unlike

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Competitive Balance NFL

NFL Even MORE Competitively Balanced than We Thought

With the NFL regular season having reached its (customarily gripping) climax moments ago, sports economists will take note, as usual,

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Sophisticated Simple -- The Secret of Jim Harbaugh's Success?

Back in October, Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver explored the factors behind the turnaround of the San Francisco 49ers in  "Harbaugh's

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The NFL's Priorities

In terms of profits and TV exposure, the NFL appears to be the most successful sports league in North America. 

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economic development NFL Stadium Subsidies

Threat Point - The Vikes

This week in Sports Economics I talked about the effect sports teams and sports stadiums have on their local economies

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NFL Work Rules

The Baltimore Ravens work their players too hard according to the NFL Players' Association. The Baltimore Sun reports today that

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Draft Economics

Chad Finn ( Touching All the Bases blog via Boston Globe) encourages readers,  Don't Rush to Judge Patriots Draft "The

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Tebow & Elway -- Cousins?

After Peyton Manning's visit with the Broncos, several articles have appeared regarding its meaning for Tim Tebow.  The Wall Street

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Economic Impact and the Substitution Effect

Here at the Sports Economist, one criticism of economic impact reports we commonly make is that these studies rarely account

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Market design and the NFL draft

Today's WSJ has a good story on issues with the design of the NFL draft -- good, with the exception

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