Sorry about the lack of posts this week – school has been a little crazy. So many assignments! I promise I’ll be better next week.
Fix Australian football through coaching and player development – the Roar, Tony Tannous. It’s interesting to me that soccer, sport of the world, isn’t doing very well in Australia at the moment. At least, the A-League isn’t… Even though I HATE that there are a million small paragraphs in this post, it’s got some great ideas on constant coaching.
Terms Of The NFL Referee’s New Labor Agreement – Ruling Sport, Alicia Jessop. You’ve heard this from me a million times but I will never tire of saying it: I LOVE LABOR AGREEMENTS. This is an eight year deal, with benefits, pension and information regarding new hires. Ah, the sweet, sweet end of a lock-out. (For the record: I didn’t mind the replacement refs)
The Economic Realities Of Being A Student Athlete – Sports Agent Blog, Darren Heitner. It has been a never-ending debate about whether or not it’s “ethical” (for lack of a better word) to pay student athletes. This article, with attached paper, is about the tax implications and other BIG issues that prevent the paying of student athletes. Things I’ve certainly never thought about before…
Hockey not in Canada: $40-million loss predicted for Vancouver if lockout lasts – Global BC, Zoe McKnight. This lockout is really, really bad for the NHL not only in terms of money, but marketing and popularity as well. Now that the lockout is upon us, they’re going to suffer the consequences… sorry, Vancouver.
Bulldogs Win Will Deliver Million Dollar Month Says CEO Greenberg – Sports Business Insider. They’re already minor premierships, and if they win the big day this weekend… it’ll be the most income in a single month, EVER. Not only do they get the cash from the league, but they also get the leverage they need for deals for next year. Not bad, Bulldogs, not bad.
Any big (or just interesting) stories this week that you liked? And since this weekend end AFL season (I’m dying on the inside!) what would you guys like to read about until March… other than basketball and baseball?