Friday, October 03, 2008

Economy's Impact on Sports

Here's a somewhat interesting rundown of the economy's impact on major league sports; I took from it that we are, and have been, in a culture of "how-to-make-money-at-the-stadium-is-luxury-boxes," and if that fundamentally changes, then there are going to be a bunch of ill-suited stadiums in a profit maximizing sense.

Is this likely to be the case? Probably not. But it's intriguing to think about.

Also humorous-- this bit at the end concerning Manchester United's choice of jersey sponsor:

Funny thing is, there had been a bidding war between AIG and Mansion, a gambling service, for Man U's rights.

"Mansion might have won, but Man U was not totally happy with the association with gaming," Currie says. "Image was a part of it. So they opted for what looked like a conservatively run, respectable business."

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