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.
Steelers offensive lineman Ramon Foster will likely e receiving a lengthy suspension from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after this cheap shot against the Eagles. Out of all the petty things Mr. Goodell fines and suspends player for, this is by far one of the worst things. Ramon Foster deserves to be suspended for the entire regular season.
For the past few months the NFL players association has done everything possible to force fans to believe they had absolutely nothing to do with a lockout. Now that the NFL Lockout is over, they’re still trying to play the martyr. In the video above we have a compilation of a ton of NFL stars offering their sincere apologies to fans everywhere for the lockout.
In other words, the players association feels guilty and they know it was more their fault than the owners’ for the lockout. I guess we should just be hopeful that the two sides were finally able to figure out a way to fairly share billions of dollars. I can’t imagine how painful those negotiations must’ve been. *rolls eyes*
The biggest sporting event in the world ended with a bang Sunday night as the Green Bay Packers became Super Bowl XLV champs after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25.
There were numerous times in the second half when it looked like Ben Roethlisberger was going clutch it and lead his team to a miraculous victory in the NFL’s biggest game, but Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers refused to let that happen.
Not too long ago critics were calling the Packers stupid for letting Brett Favre go. After Sunday, Rodgers now has as many Super Bowl rings as Favre and potentially many more await him in his future. I think it’s fair to say the haters can shut up now.
“You can stop it now,” Donald Driver said. “Aaron’s proved that he’s one of the best, if not the best, quarterback in this game today.”
It may be a stretch to consider Aaron Rodgers as the greatest Packers QB to ever live, but if he wins another one Brett Favre may forever be forgotten. Keep in mind, he’s only 27-years-old and he plays on one of the youngest teams in the league.
The NFL Players Association is so not busy trying to get a deal done with the owners that they had time to put together their own version of LeBron’s “What Should I Do” commercial. Except, this may actually be worse than his!
Let them play? Nobody is telling them not to play but themselves! If they want to play, strap on the chinstraps and play! It’s that easy.
Bottom line: It’s all about money for both sides. But after this latest commercial, I’m convinced that it’s more about money for the players than the owners.
The stage for Super Bowl XLV in Arlington Texas has been set. It’ll be the Green Bay Packers vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers after some amazing conference championship games on Sunday. But instead of celebrating those two teams, we’ve decided to put the spotlight on the greatest touchdown celebration of the NFL playoffs so far.
Check out Green Bay Packers defensive tackle BJ Raji as he intercepts the ball, runs in to the end zone for a touchdown, and proceeds to doing the classic fat boy wiggle!
There is truly nothing better than a fat man scoring a touchdown and shaking his belly for the entire world to see. BJ Raji, everyone at Sports Crunch officially salutes you. Thank you for this fantastic NFC championship memory! We’re certainly never forget it.
If he hadn’t already, Michael Vick officially shut up all of his doubters on Monday night when he went crazy on the Washington Redskins and scored 6 touchdowns by himself in the Eagles 59-28 victory.
”I feel like I’m playing the best football only because of the coaches I have, the guys I’m playing with,” Vick said. ”I have a great group of guys around me, so it complements me.”
It’s nice of Vick to pretend like he’s a classy guy, but let’s face it this was a one-man show on Monday night. He threw for 333 yards, 4 touchdowns and no interceptions. In addition, he ran for 80 yards and 2 more touchdowns.
Even more impressive every one of his passing touchdowns was to a difference receiver. He didn’t lock on to just one guy. Instead, he went through his reads and spread the ball around to the open man.
It has been just one game without Wade Phillips, but the Dallas Cowboys look like a completely different team. On Sunday they were huge underdogs against the New York Giants, yet the had no trouble dominating the G-Men for a 33-20 victory.
Did interim head coach Jason Garrett Really make that big of a difference?
“I thought the intensity was there in all three areas,” Garrett said after a wild game. “Guys were fighting for each other. We were challenged in all areas and I think we stepped up.”
Now we’re left wondering, was Wade Phillips that bad or is Jason Garrett just a better coach? We have known for quite some time that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is infatuated with Garrett, so don’t be surprised if he’s back patrolling the sidelines as the main man in charge next season. Especially if they win the majority of their remaining games this year.