Apr
07

Labor Relations in the NFL: The Impact of the Uncapped Year

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Since the 1993 NFL season, the league has had been fortunate enough to maintain stable and successful labor relations, extending the CBA five consecutive times and avoiding a work stoppage since 1987, but will that streak end this year?  NFL owners appear willing to lock out their players in 2011 if an impasse is reached…
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Feb
01

Recap: 2010 UF Sports Law Symposium

With the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIV in Florida this year, it is hard to imagine any more star power in the Sunshine State.  However, the 2010 UF Sports Law Symposium defied the norm and did exactly that, bringing some of the top names in the sports industry to Gainesville. The symposium was titled…
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Nov
13

The World Series Defense

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The New York Yankees have won their 27th World Series championship and are now looking to lock up some key free agents in hopes of defending the trophy. However, the title of this article has nothing to do with the Yankees defending their title and winning number twenty-eight. Those of you who watch the show…
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Nov
12

Vick Can Keep The Falcon$ Money

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On Tuesday November 1oth, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals  affirmed Judge David Doty’s previous order against the NFL.  The court affirmed the previous judge’s ruling and declared that Mike Vick‘s contract should remain under Doty’s oversight. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello mentioned that Doty’s ruling on Vick’s bonuses was upheld in large part because the…
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Nov
12

Jordan’s Heir Still Wears the Air Jordan

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New details have arisen regarding a previous post: Would Jordan Ever Wear Adidas Shoes. After the incident became public, Marcus still refused to wear the team’s Adidas brand shoes on the court. With Marcus continuing to wear his father’s Nike’s, the University of Central Florida is clearly in breach of the contract. Adidas and UCF…
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Oct
23

Would Jordan Ever Wear Adidas Shoes?

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Michael Jordan’s son, Marcus, is already causing commotion at the University of Central Florida.  According to the AP, the Freshman has  refused to wear the team’s Adidas brand shoes when he steps on the court this season.  Marcus will only rock his fathers Nike Air Jordan shoes because “it holds special meaning to his family.”…
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Oct
16

The Phillies Get Defeated

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After a 8-6 win in game one of the NLCS last night, the defending World Series Champions, the Philadelphia Phillies, haven’t had to deal with many defeats this season…until last week.  They were defeated by a 12 year old girl for possession of Ryan Howard’s 200th home run ball. If you haven’t heard about the…
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Jun
13

D-Rose Budding

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The picture to the right was taken of Derrick Rose during his one and only year as a Memphis Tiger. The quotes below show the 20 year old taking accountability for his actions and owning up for a dumb picture that he took in college. To me this sounds like an incident where Rose was partying…
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May
27

The Lingerie Football League

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When I was in Chicago, I came across a commercial for the Chicago Bliss: A brand new team that will play in the inaugural year of the Lingerie Football League this season on Friday nights.  The Chicago Bliss were holding tryouts last week, just like many other LFL teams around the United States.  The Lingerie Football League…
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May
26

Morgan Keegan Loses An ARM and A Leg

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The struggling economy caused a serious financial hit in many sectors. Knowing this, some people still seem to believe that the sports industry is immune to the rigid economy.  Others claim that fans will not attend games or watch sports when athlete salaries remain so high. The average NFL salary rose to around $4 million dollars this…
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