Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

The Miami Marlins and Public Fraud

For those of you who are not aware, last night the Miami Marlins agreed to trade 5 major league players to the Toronto Blue Jays for 7 players, a few of which have seen major league service time. All major sports media outlets have covered the trade in great detail, because this is not the […]

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Native American Inspired Sports Teams from an IP Perspective

By Dave Johnson In his September 26, 2012 article on ESPN’s UniWatch[1], Paul Lukas put forth an argument to end the use of Native American inspired names for sports teams based on “intellectual property” issues. Unfortunately, Mr. Lukas is using the auspices of an important field of law related to branding to market what is […]

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Tulane Baseball Arbitration: The Players

We are back with the second installment of our Tulane Baseball Arbitration series. Today I wanted to talk about the three cases and the impressions we got from going through the process of preparing and arguing our cases. Let me begin by saying this was an absolute pleasure. It’s not always possible to say that […]

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Tulane Baseball Arbitration: A Primer

This is the first of a series of posts about MLB Arbitration and the Tulane National Baseball Arbitration Competition. As you may know from our past post, William & Mary’s Alternative Dispute Resolution team sent a team of three individuals to Tulane’s National Baseball Arbitration this past weekend. The competition simulates MLB’s arbitration process by […]

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Programming Note

Hey everybody. I wanted to let you know that I, along with two of my esteemed classmates at William & Mary Law School, am currently on my way to New Orleans to participate in the annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition, a program sponsored by Tulane Law School. The competition simulates baseball’s arbitration process, and allows law students […]

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 […]

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, […]

Monday, October 24th, 2011

MLB’s Television Ratings, or Is Baseball’s Audience Too Old?

By Sam Mann I promised you a post about MLB’s TV ratings, and I shall deliver. I find tonight to be an extremely opportune time to discuss, because tonight’s numbers will be the ultimate test. Let me explain. It is undeniable that baseball ratings have been decreasing over recent years. It is similarly undeniable that […]

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, […]