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Value Imbalance in the NFL
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Value Imbalance in the NFL

On May 2, 2012, ESPN reported that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau had died at his home in San Diego, as the result of a gunshot wound to the chest. As a kid, I watched Seau terrorize Raider QBs and RBs on many occasions on his way to multiple Pro Bowl appearances. When news finally…

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By the Numbers

Trying to quantify the world around us, one week at a time. Most “facts” are true, and some are close enough. You be the judge. 0 Number of “Pocahottie” dresses remaining at iParty on October 15. Store managers remain baffled by the number of men “buying outfits for their girlfriends.” 230%Mountain Dew consumption increase last…

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Player Profile – Gordon Ross (NE)

Position: Prop. We are at the coalface of the rugby team. We do all the hard work and then the backs score all the points and get the glory. Meanwhile, we are rising up from the mud like a creature from the deep. Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland. I like to think I take on the same…

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The First NYC Sports Trek

The HBS Business of Sports Club embarked on their first ever solo New York City Sports Trek on January 11 and 12. With months of careful preparation and planning, the 15 member contingent enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience, visiting the nation’s premier sports leagues, teams, and venues. The trek started on Thursday with…

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Business of Sports

The Business of Sports Club held its 2nd Annual Spring Sports Symposium Thursday, April 6. The afternoon conference featured two keynote speakers and two panel sessions. The audience enjoyed the perspectives of highly successful speakers and informative sessions. Although the event featured a wide variety of renowned speakers from professional leagues and teams, as well…

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Running a Play for Life After Football:

Two weeks ago, 35 players from the National Football League (NFL) left their helmets at the door as they entered the classrooms of Hawes Hall to tackle business fundamentals. In the first of two sessions, which took place from February 27 – March 1, player participants within the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program, embarked…

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NFL Live

The National Football League and the NFL Players Association have entered into agreements with Harvard Business School and Wharton to develop courses to help players prepare for the transition to their post-NFL careers. This week, HBS welcomed 30 current NFL players to campus for the first of two 3-day sessions of the NFL Business Management…

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Business of Sports Club Raises Profile of Sports on Campus

Capitalizing on a banner year for Boston teams and increasing interest in the business side of sports, the Business of Sports Club launched its “Spring Training Panel Series” last Thursday to rave reviews. Well over 100 students from HBS and other local schools flocked to see three panels on Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Law/Sports Agents, building…

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Snyder-man

On March 11th, in a highly entertaining hour, infamous Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, brought to campus by the HBS Business of Sports club, candidly and freely spoke to students in Aldrich 107 about his management philosophy, his relationship with ex-coach Marty Schottenheimer, the business of professional sports, and the upcoming season’s outlook for the Redskins….

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The Downside of NFL Parity

The other leagues are supposed to be jealous. The NFL hails parity as a way to keep the casual fan interested because it prolongs the local team’s odds of making the playoffs. And once there, anyone can beat anyone – for proof, just read down the list of recent Super Bowl champs. Rams. Ravens. Patriots….

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Spotlight on Harbus Sports NFL Pick 'em

As part of the team representing the EC in the Harbus Sports NFL Pick ’em contest, Matt Stovcsik has nearly 900 students watching his every move. Unfortunately, most of those moves have been bad as he is in last place with only 111 points – 64 points back from the nearest competitor. I sat down…

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Spotlight on Harbus Sports NFL Pick 'em

Some lucky RC section will have Asis Martinez-Jerez as their FRC professor this year – after taking last year’s Section D by storm, he’s off to a great start with 101 points in the Harbus Sports NFL Pick ’em contest. I sat down with Asis to see if he would reveal details of his “Balanced…

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