Sports, Inc

100 Years of Sports Business

Author: Phil Schaaf

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615921923

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 394

View: 1016

...a significant reference book. -Business Reporta well-documented and entertaining chronicle of the long-standing and mutually beneficial commercial connections between sports and business. Its insightful perspectives warrant its inclusion in personal and public libraries. -Rocky Mountain NewsIt's not just a game anymore. Sports today, at both the amateur and professional level, is big business, and more and more people are becoming involved in the exciting careers and financial opportunities that sports entertainment offers.In this comprehensive overview of the sports industry Phil Schaaf traces the global evolution of sports entertainment, dissects current trends, and forecasts the likely evolution of sports as a major international enterprise.Divided into two parts, Schaaf begins with a historical overview of the forces that shaped teams, leagues, and sporting events from 1896 to 1975. Focusing on such diverse personalities as Jack Dempsey, George Halas, Babe Ruth, and Joe Louis, Schaaf illustrates how the star power of big-name athletes and the marketing savvy of promoters and business interests defined and cultivated the structure of sports entertainment that we know today. He also discusses the critical impact of such historical events as the integration of baseball, postwar euphoria, and acceptance of radio and television in the formation of the contemporary sports scene.The second part of the book begins in 1976 as the modern professional athlete starts to enjoy newfound legal leverage in labor matters and the stadium game becomes a major component of today's successful sports enterprises. Schaaf addresses criticisms that deals to build expensive new sports facilities represent corporate welfare at its worst, and he examines the real costs and benefits to teams and local communities. He also discusses the changing face of ownership and the clout of major stars and big-market sports cities. With the net worth of individual owners approaching one billion dollars, a minority of players receiving the bulk of payrolls, and the financial muscle of such big cities as New York and Los Angeles endangering the competitive balance, sports is no longer the entertainment our parents remember.With the latest information on one of the most dynamic and growing areas of the entertainment industry, Sports Inc. will enlighten students interested in a career in sports entertainment, sports marketing experts, and hardcore fans alike.Phil Schaaf is a consultant based in northern California, and the author of Sports Marketing: It's Not Just a Game Anymore.

The Business of Sports

A Primer for Journalists

Author: Mark Conrad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136855521

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 2158

This book explores the business aspect of sports with an orientation to those topics that are most relevant to journalists, providing the foundation for understanding the various parts of the sports business. Moving beyond sports writing, this text offers a distinct perspective on professional, college, and international sports organizations – structure, governance, labor issues, and other business factors within the sports community. Written clearly and compellingly, The Business of Sports includes cases (historical, current, and hypothetical) to illustrate how business concerns play a role in the reporting of sports. New features for the second edition include: updates throughout, including disciplinary policies throughout the major sports leagues expanded discussion of intellectual property issues and merchandising new sections on ethical issues in sports, aimed at journalists. Offering critical insights on the business of sports, this text is a required resource for sports journalists and students in sports journalism.

Handbook of Sports and Media

Author: Arthur A. Raney,Jennings Bryant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135257345

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

View: 7279

This distinctive Handbook covers the breadth of sports and media scholarship, one of the up-and-coming topics bridging media entertainment, sports management, and popular culture. Organized into historical, institutional, spectator, and critical studies perspectives, this volume brings together the work of many researchers into one quintessential volume, defining the full scope of the subject area. Editors Arthur Raney and Jennings Bryant have recruited contributors from around the world to identify and synthesize the research representing numerous facets of the sports-media relationship. As a unique collection on a very timely topic, the volume offers chapters examining the development of sports media; production, coverage, and economics of sports media; sports media audiences; sports promotion; and race and gender issues in sports and media. Unique in its orientation and breadth, the Handbook of Sports and Media is destined to play a major role in the future development of this fast-growing area of study. It is a must-have work for scholars, researchers, and graduate students working in media entertainment, media psychology, mass media/mass communication, sports marketing and management, popular communication, popular culture, and cultural studies.

Major League Baseball Expansions and Relocations

A History, 1876–2008

Author: Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786457236

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

View: 8929

This study considers the importance of location for new and relocated major league franchises in the more than 130 years since the National League was founded. Included are an analysis of market differences and similarities, team performances and demographics and area economic comparisons. Market data are used to predict future expansions and relocations of major league teams.

Bad Sports

How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love

Author: Dave Zirin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439175743

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 1305

A THOUGHT-PROVOKING LOOK AT THE BIG BUSINESS AND IMMORAL PRACTICES BEHIND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS BY ACCLAIMED SPORTSWRITER DAVE ZIRIN, HAILED AS THE “CONSCIENCE OF AMERICAN SPORTSWRITING” (THE WASHINGTON POST ) The fastest-growing sector of today’s sports audience is the alienated fan. Complaints abound: from inflated ticket prices, $6 hot dogs, and $9 beers to owners endlessly demanding new multimillion-dollar stadiums funded by public tax dollars. Those sitting in the owners’ boxes are increasingly placing profit over players’ performances and fan loyalty. Bad Sports cuts through the hype and bombast to zero in on tales of abusive, dictatorial owners who move their teams thousands of miles away from their fan base, use their stadiums as religious and political platforms, or hold communities ransom for millions of dollars of taxpayer money to fund their gargantuan stadiums. As the multibillion-dollar sports-industrial complex continues to lumber along, Dave Zirin is the voice in the wilderness, speaking out for the common fan with a tough, passionate, and intelligent voice that will remind readers that there is more to sportswriting than glowing athlete profiles.

The Economics of Sports

Author: Michael A. Leeds,Peter von Allmen,Victor A. Matheson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351684493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 4194

The sports industry provides a seemingly endless set of examples from every area of microeconomics, giving students the opportunity to study economics in a context that holds their interest. Thoroughly updated to reflect the current sports landscape, The Economics of Sports introduces core economic concepts and theories and applies them to American and international sports. Updates for this sixth edition include: More coverage of international sports, including European football; A revised chapter on competitive balance, reflecting new techniques; A brand-new chapter on mega-events such as the Olympics and World Cup; New material on umpire bias; A completely redesigned chapter on amateur competition that focuses exclusively on intercollegiate sports. This chapter is also now modular, enabling instructors who wish to intersperse it with the other chapters to do so with greater ease. This accessible text is supported by a companion website which includes resources for students and instructors. It is the perfect text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on sports economics.

How to Win at the Sport of Business

If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

Author: Mark Cuban

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 0983988536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 67

View: 7577

Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS. "It's New Year's resolution time, and Mark Cuban's new book offers the rationale for a good one." —BUSINESS INSIDER Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, Cuban has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. He tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends' couches to owning his own company and becoming a multi-billion dollar success story. His unconventional yet highly effective ideas on how to build a successful business offer entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers a huge edge over their competitors. "In short, [HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS] exceeded...expectations. Short chapters...got right to the point and were not filled with 'stuffing'." —HUFFINGTON POST

Game Over

How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down

Author: Dave Zirin

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595588159

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 4235

Legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell dubbed it rule number one of the jockocracy': sports and politics just don't mix. But as the celebrated alt-sportswriter Dave Zirin shows, politics has entered the modern sports arena with a vengeance. This timely and hard-hitting new book reveals the many ways that sports have become the third rail of world politics, offering insight into the efforts of gay and lesbian athletes to gain acceptance, female athletes' fights to be more than sex symbols and collective bargaining among athletes.'

Networking Is a Contact Sport

How Staying Connected and Serving Others Will Help You Grow Your Business, Expand Your Influence - Or Even Land Your Next Job

Author: Joe Sweeney

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1936661179

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

View: 2867

The author offers advice on effective networking using his 5/10/15 networking plan, illustrating the concepts by dozens of examples from his own life.

On the Origins of Sports

The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody's Favorite Games

Author: Gary Belsky,Neil Fine

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579657125

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 6629

New York Times Bestseller “Fascinating.”—Men’s Health, Best Beach Reads for Sports Fans On the Origins of Sports is an illustrated book built around the original rules of 21 of the world’s most popular sports, from football and soccer to wrestling and mixed martial arts. Never before have the original rules for these sports coexisted in one volume. Brimming with history and miscellany, it is the ultimate sports book for the thinking fan. Each sport’s chapter includes a short history, the sport’s original rules, and a deeper look into an element of the sport, such as the evolution of the baseball glove; sports with war roots; a compendium of sports balls; and iconic sports trophies. Written by ESPN The Magazine’s former editor in chief, Gary Belsky, and executive editor, Neil Fine, and filled with period-style line drawings in a handsome package, On the Origins of Sports is a book that sports fans and history buffs alike will want to display on their coffee tables, showcase on their bookshelves, and treasure for generations.

The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports

Author: Glenn M. Wong

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449602037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 578

View: 836

Provides information about careers in the sports industry, including educational requirements, salary, and prospects for each profession.

Concepts of Athletic Training

Author: Ronald P. Pfeiffer,Brent C Mangus, Edd, Atc,Brent C. Mangus,Cindy Trowbridge

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284022153

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 1835

Heavily revised and updated with the latest data from the field, the Seventh Edition of Concepts of Athletic Training focuses on the care and management of sport and activity related injuries while presenting key concepts in a comprehensive, logically sequential manner that will assist future professionals in making the correct decisions when confronted with an activity-related injury or illness in their scope of practice. New to the Seventh Edition: - An extensively revised and rewritten Chapter 3, The Law of Sports Injury, includes new material on the ethics of sports-injury care and the role of the athletic trainer in risk assessment and liability - Chapter 4, Sports-Injury Prevention, provides new material on training benefits of anaerobic fitness - Chapter 7, Emergency Plan and Initial Injury Evaluation, includes an expanded section on the assessment of the injured athlete's physical exam that urges coaches to collect as much information about the injury, as well as the health history of the athlete. - Chapter 13, Injuries to the Thorax and Abdomen, contains new sections on muscle strains and cardiac defects Key Features include: - New and revised What if? scenarios encourage students to work on critical decsion-making skills, alone or in a group setting with role-playing activities - Time Out boxes provide additional information related to the text, such as NATA Athletic Helmet Removal Guidelines, how to recognize the signs of concusiion, and first aid for epilepsy - Athletic Trainers Speak Out boxes feature a different athletic trainer in every chapter who discusses an element of athlete care and injury prevention - Anatomy Reviews introduce body parts to students unfamiliar with human anatomy and acts as a refresher for those students with some anatomy background

Fanaticus

Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan

Author: Justine Gubar

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442228938

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

View: 3791

In 2011, the San Francisco 49ers hosted the Oakland Raiders in a preseason matchup that would become a seminal moment for fan violence. During the game, seventy fans were ejected from the stadium, one person was beaten unconscious in the men’s room, and two men were shot in the parking lot after the game. This is hardly an isolated incident. At any given game, fans get kicked out and arrested for acting out. In the spring of 2014 alone, soccer headlines screamed of a fan killed in Brazil, a supporter who punched a police horse in England, and three fans shot in Italy. But why do fans resort to such violence? What drives them to abandon societal norms and act out in unimaginable ways? Fanaticus: Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan explores the roots of extreme fanaticism, from organized thuggery to digital hate speech. Justine Gubar divulges outrageous and often shocking incidents, including first-hand accounts from both the transgressors and victims. Gubar reaches back into ancient times, providing a history of fan violence throughout the ages before delving into events of misbehavior, violence, and hatred in the United States and around the world. She revisits several notorious riots and tragedies throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America in order to understand mayhem on a global scale. In addition, Gubar investigates the sports leagues and the security and beverage industries so as to explain the roots of fan misbehavior and to dispel common myths that are often invoked to understand the madness. Featuring original interviews with European football hooligans, rioting college students, stadium security experts, and many others, Fanaticus provides a rare window into what drives human behavior. Together, these voices create the fullest picture of modern fan violence ever written.

Law for Recreation and Sport Managers

Author: Doyice Cotten,John T. Wolohan

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

ISBN: 9780787299682

Category: Law

Page: 675

View: 9758

ESPN

The Making of a Sports Media Empire

Author: Travis Vogan

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252097866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9107

Once a shoestring operation built on plywood sets and Australian rules football, ESPN has evolved into a media colossus. A genius for cross-promotion and its near-mystical rapport with its viewers empower the network to set agendas and create superstars, to curate sports history even as it mainstreams the latest cultural trends. Travis Vogan teams archival research and interviews with an all-star cast to pen the definitive account of how ESPN turned X's and O's into billions of $$$. Vogan's institutional and cultural history focuses on the network since 1998, the year it launched a high-motor effort to craft its brand and grow audiences across media platforms. As he shows, innovative properties like SportsCentury, ESPN The Magazine , and 30 for 30 built the network's cultural caché. This credibility, in turn, propelled ESPN's transformation into an entity that lapped its run-of-the-mill competitors and helped fulfill its self-proclaimed status as the "Worldwide Leader in Sports." Ambitious and long overdue, ESPN: The Making of a Sports Media Empire offers an inside look at how the network changed an industry and reshaped the very way we live as sports fans.

Officiating Wrestling

Author: American Sport Education Program

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736053594

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 137

View: 7695

Few athletes can match the intensity that wrestlers bring to the mat. As a wrestling official, you're expected to bring that same intensity to your craft. That means knowing not only the rules but also the mechanics for applying them. Officiating Wrestlingbreaks down the mechanics of officiating the sport to ensure that you're in the right place at the right time to make the right call. Based on officiating mechanics devised and endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Officiating Wrestlingis the definitive guide for new and experienced high school wrestling officials. Included are guidelines for what's expected of you as a wrestling official, officiating procedures and responsibilities, pre- and postmatch duties, and equipment and safety regulations. Several chapters are dedicated to mechanics, supported by more than 100 photos and illustrations showing positioning, mechanics, and signals. Real-life cases demonstrate correct rulings, point out common officiating errors and how to avoid them, and challenge you to make the right call in match situations. A glossary of key wrestling terms is also included. Officiating Wrestlingis not a rules book--it's a practical resource for implementing correct mechanics as developed and approved by the NFHS. An added bonus is a special section explaining freestyle for both men and women, as well as Greco-Roman, and the differences between these styles and folkstyle wrestling.

Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport

Author: Timothy R. Ackland,Bruce Elliott,John Bloomfield

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736063388

Category: Medical

Page: 366

View: 7369

Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport, Second Edition, offers a variety of information for coaches and sport scientists that can be integrated and applied to the elements of body structure, body composition, assessment, physiology, and biomechanics.

Motherwell Maternity Fitness Plan

Author: Bonnie Berk (R.N.)

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736052931

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 213

View: 6117

From a pioneer in maternity fitness comes an all-inclusive guide that's designed to keep women informed and fit before, during, and after pregnancy. For maximum comfort and mobility through each trimester, the program includes breathing, core conditioning, flexibility, strengthening, motivation, relaxation, and nutritional advice to meet the needs of mother and baby.

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 6th Edition

Author: Weinberg, Robert S.,Gould, Daniel

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492502006

Category: Education

Page: 664

View: 9449

As the leading text in sport and exercise psychology, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sixth Edition, provides a thorough introduction to key concepts in the field. This text offers both students and new practitioners a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, drawing connections between research and practice and capturing the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.

Scholastic Year in Sports 2018

Author: James Buckley Jr.

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338185225

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 2362

Featuring the top athletes and sports moments from the past year, this is the must-have guidebook for any young sports fan!