15 sports myths and why they're wrong
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|Kirtland Community College Library||GV 716 .F678 2013||30775305470685||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780804774369 (cloth : acid-free paper)
- ISBN: 0804774366 (cloth : acid-free paper)
viii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Economics and Finance, an imprint of Stanford University Press, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Revenue sports pay for nonrevenue sports -- An arms race drives college sports spending -- Athletic departments are a drag on the university budget -- Conference revenue sharing levels the football field and basketball court -- Pay-for-play will bankrupt college athletic departments -- Title IX compliance must come at the cost of men's participation -- The FBS playoff will be better than the BCS -- Owners and general managers are inept -- Owners lose money on their sports teams -- Player salary demands increase ticket prices -- Failure to act on the issue of competitive balance is hurting some sports leagues -- Player drafts and revenue sharing will improve competitive balance -- Owners should be more vigilant in policing performance-enhancing drugs -- Everybody loses when labor-management relations go south -- Major League Baseball should emulate the National Football League.|
|Summary, etc.:||Fort and Winfree apply sharp economic analysis to bust some of the most widespread urban legends about college and professional athletics. Each chapter takes apart a common misconception, showing how the assumptions behind it fail to add up, how these myths perpetuate themselves and, ultimately, how they serve a handful of powerful parties-- such as franchise owners, reporters, and players-- at the expense of the larger community of sports fans.|
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|Subject:||Sports Economic aspects United States
Professional sports Economic aspects United States
College sports Economic aspects United States