Here’s an infographic on the Business of Sports. What surprised me most about this information is the low profit margins in the 4 major sports. Most revenue gets eaten up by expenses. Every league but the NFL has less than a 10% profit margin. The NBA is the worst of the bunch. Which means it’s the poorest run business of the 4 major sports. Which doesn’t really surprise me. David Stern has been terrible for the league over the last decade.
Another thing that I think this infographic overlooks is the portion of this $422 billion that gets spent on gambling in sports. I’m willing to bet it’s close to 50%. Look at that one gigantic “red” state in the middle of the USA map.
The last not so surprising thing I see in this infographic is the fact that hockey generates almost as much revenue and profit as basketball despite the fact that basketball is less regional. Hockey is definitely a more regional sport (northerners) but has managed to gain passionate fans wherever it goes, even in the south.
The Florida State board of trustees has been very public with their feelings towards their legendary coach Bobby Bowden. Chairman Jim Smith has told the Tallahassee Democrat that he hopes the university fires Bowden at the end of the season.
“My hope is frankly that we’ll go ahead, and if we have to, let the world know that this year will be the end of the Bowden era,” chairman Jim Smith said. Read the rest of this entry »
A Minnesota linebackers starts rolling around on the sidelines with his hands over his private part. We think he was probably masterbating, but we could be wrong. Watch the video and judge for yourself.
Tim Tebow has finally been released from the hospital after suffering this hit against Kentucky on Saturday. The Florida Gators Heisman quarterback spent over 12 hours at the University Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky before doctors told him he could go home.
Tim is doing fine this morning,” Coach Urban Meyer said. Read the rest of this entry »
The Iowa Hawkeyes upset the 5th ranked Penn State Nittany Lions for the second straight year with a 21-10 victory on Saturday night.
“The team really proved to be a resilient bunch tonight because there was nothing easy about anything that happened out there,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said after the game. Read the rest of this entry »
Heading into their game against Washington, the USC Trojans were ranked #3 in the country. After the shocking loss to Washington, the AP was generous and only dropped them 9 spots to #12. Read the rest of this entry »
Without freshman Matt Barkley, the #3 ranked USC Trojans were upset by the Washington Huskies, 16-13, on Saturday. After the HUGE upset, USC players acted like babies and refused to give Washington any credit for winning the game.