What an interesting week… sick boyfriend at home meant I was making meals on bed and checking temperatures more than I was working. But he’s better, I’m back on track and looking forward to the weekend! Oh, I’m also in denial about Daniel Talia being chosen as the NAB Rising Star. I’m going to pretend Jeremy Cameron won and continue my life.
Highest Spending Baseball Teams Could Miss Playoffs, Including Yankees – Forbes, David Lariviere. One of the first things I learned in my sports economy class was that you cannot buy a championship. It’s as if these guys have never read Moneyball! Or any book on sports economics…
With Rio 2016 Already Behind Schedule, Opportunity Beckons For Australian Business – Sports Biz Insider, Eric Winton. There’s some stuff going down in Brazil, and especially in Rio, for the next four years and most signs point to ‘Not Ready.’ But consider this: if a billion people are expected to visit Rio from now until the end of the Paralympics in 2016. Is there a better place to invest? (at least for now)
Ex-Formula One driver Alex Zanardi wins gold in Paralympics cycling – Winnipeg Free Press, Danica Kirka. C’mon. Who doesn’t love a good comeback story? Congrats Alex.
If the NHL locksout, who gets Ovechkin? – IJSF. It looks like the NHL is going to lockout… and that’s not good. Because of it, players are looking to European leagues and the star of it all, Alex Ovechkin, doesn’t know where he’s going to end up. Do you see, NHL and NHLPA? This is what happens when you are nonsensical and can’t reach an agreement!
Why the San Francisco 49ers Will Win The Super Bowl – The Roar, Cameron Larkin. I don’t honestly believe the 49ers will win the Super Bowl, especially since the season hasn’t started, but this article is pretty convincing. Not to mention, my baby sister lives in San Francisco and maybe, if she starts to like football, we can talk about this!
And an extra one, because I love it so much…
Malthouse Set To Become a Blue – The Roar. I love his dodging of this question for the past couple months so this coming out was just too good! I’m not happy about the Brett Ratten situation, but I do like Mick.
As always… were there any stories that caught your eye? Or that I missed?