Monday, December 12th, 2011

The Veto Power

By Sam Mann As you probably know by now, last Thursday David Stern, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, vetoed a three team trade that would have sent star point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol to the Houston Rockets and several other pieces to the New Orleans Hornets. The NBA […]

Monday, November 28th, 2011

MLB Labor Deal Struck

By Sam Mann In case you didn’t notice, and you may not have because of the quiet manner in which the two sides went about negotiating, Major League Baseball and its Players Association came to an agreement on a new five-year labor deal. The deal guarantees labor peace will last at least 21 years, which […]

Friday, November 18th, 2011

The NBA Lockout’s next opponent: Federal District Court

Ed’s Note: We are going to skip for now any coverage of the impending Syracuse allegations because I am probably unable to discuss it rationally. I am a biased Syracuse fan who loves Jim Boeheim and Syracuse Basketball. Moving on to regularly scheduled programming: the NBA Lockout once again… By Sam Mann A few days […]

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Another Wrinkle on the NBA Labor Dispute

There has been some dissension in the ranks of the NBA Players Association in recent days. It began with reports questioning the loyalty of President Derek Fisher; he was alleged to have had a “secret” meeting with NBA officials in which he compromised their position by suggesting that the parties agree on a 50/50 split […]

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Follow-up: NBA labor and MLB Television

By Sam Mann I was listening to an interview with Billy Hunter, head of the NBA Players Association, and wanted to comment on a few issues that came up. (The interview was with Bill Simmons, available on ESPN and Grantland.com). One of the main points of contention from Simmons, playing devil’s advocate to Mr. Hunter, […]

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Goodbye Hypothetical Basketball Association

Our coverage of the NBA lockout has been lacking, but in our defense, it looks like we will still have plenty of time to catch up. The latest “story” to break (and I use the term story loosely) is that several star NBA players will organize and participate in a “world tour.” The implications of […]

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Hurricane Update: Irene, Miami … some other stuff too

So we admit, the blog has been a little slow recently, but theres been an earthquake and a hurricane all in the last week so can you blame us? In all actuality, the weather has nothing to do with it, but if anyone asks, we are going with that as our excuse, okay? Done and done, […]

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Links – July 10

By Sam Mann Here are a couple of links that caught our eyes the last few days: The guys at Freakonomics apparently have a blog as well. A recent post muses why Law School is like the NFL Draft. Interesting post, but not all that ground breaking, although any time we can compare law school […]

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Unlike the NFL, we’re back!

Obviously a lot has happened since we last joined you, although as our title indicates, a resolution to the NFL’s labor trouble is not one of those things.  We thought we would take this opportunity to quickly run through a few items. In no particular order … Businessman Jim Crane has agreed to purchase the […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Call your local Locksmith, the NFL doors are opening … we think

Okay, so it’s finals week here and I really ought to be studying contracts, but I had to quickly react to the recent developments in the NFL labor dispute. I promise I’ll make it brief. As you no doubt have heard by now, Federal District judge Susan Richard Nelson found for the players and granted […]