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Thomas Simmons
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Dodgers Stadium: A Historic Reminder of Eminent Domain
Guest Post by Clara Culver In 2012, the Barclays Center opened its doors to the people of New York City and beyond. Built as a massive multi-purpose arena, the Barclays Center project was intended to bring positive benefits to Brooklyn. Behind its headlinin...

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Brand Value and the NY Yankees
Guest Post by Dan Cornellier When someone thinks of successful professional sports teams, there is one team that almost certainly comes to mind almost instantly to a fan: the New York Yankees of the MLB. Baseball is often considered “America’s Pastime,” and...

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Revenue Sharing: Rebuilding Teams Through the Draft
Guest Post by Clara Culver Which MLB Hall of Famer was drafted 1,390th overall in the 1988 draft? It would make a pretty good trivia question, wouldn’t? It might be an easy answer for some baseball whizzes: Mike Piazza . Perhaps his case is a little uniqu...

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Baseball as Society's Mirror
Guest Post by Daniel Cornellier Sports, like many things in our society, reflect things that are happening within it, and just like movies, music, or TV, also have diehard fans that treat their team winning as life or death. Everyone knows someone that take...

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A Trump Effect on Sports?
Guest Post by Anna Kerwood The night of November 8th news shocked the nation that Donald Trump was going to be the 45th president of the United States. Emotions were running high for everyone, and most people had something to say about it, the good and the ...

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The Impact of Social Media on the Sports Product
Guest Post by Christian Hodgson On January 7, 2017 the sports world paused. It wasn’t because the Utah jazz edged out the Minnesota Timberwolves 94-92. It wasn’t because the Arizona Coyotes defeated the New York Islanders in an overtime shootout. No, in fac...

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Baseball's Appeal to a Global Fanbase
Guest Post by Clara Culver Troy, New York – 1869. Eighteen year old, Esteban Bellán took his spot at third base for the Troy Haymakers baseball team. He had come to America to study and ended up making history he would never be aware of (1). He was playing ...

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Why the 20% Tariff on Mexican Goods Could be an American Economic Disaster
In any basic Economics class on Trade, I ask my students why they don't raise their own sheep, harvest the wool, process it into yarn, and make their own clothes. I ask why they don't set up a greenhouse, grow their own coffee beans, and roast their own co...

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36 States: 3rd Parties Polling Greater than Margin Between GOP and Dems
But...but.....a Third Party Vote is a wasted Vote! How many times have you heard that plaintive cry during the 2016 election season? Or the usual follow-ups: "A vote for Johnson (or Stein) is a vote for (Fill-in-the-Blank: Trump or Hillary!)" It seems that...

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Stadiums: Should We Really Pay?
Guest Post by Leon Moore “The Stadium that Manning built” is what some call Lucas Oil Stadium. But the evidence points to a different builder of this 63,000 seat behemoth: the taxpayers. The stadium cost 720 million dollars, of which the Indianapolis Colts ...
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