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August 23, 2011

How Much Will — and Should — Chris Johnson Be Paid?: On the “how much will he paid?” front, TBL’s Jason Lisk says that CJ had better not expect Larry Fitzgerald money. Meanwhile, Brian Burke writes about the true value in wins of a boom-and-bust back like Johnson.

August 22, 2011

Malcolm Gladwell on the NBA lockout: At Grantland, Malcolm Gladwell discusses the ‘psychic benefits’ of owning an NBA team, and why those can offset actual losses in the minds of some owners.

August 17, 2011

Want A Job In NHL Management? Play Professionally.: Derek Zona of The Copper & Blue breaks down how each GM entered the business (most are ex-players).

August 11, 2011

The 2011 Update to the MSq£ Model: At Pay As You Play, Zach Slaton writes about some tweaks he recently made to his MSq£ model (a method of predicting match outcomes based on the transfer fees paid to each team’s starting 11).

August 10, 2011

NBA Owners Do Not Understand Competitive Balance: At the Wages of Wins Journal, David Berri analyzes a statement from the owners that seems to be contradicted by recent league history.

August 4, 2011

Plenty of Good Seats Still Available: At Slate, Neil deMause writes about the collapse of the sports ticket bubble, and its implications for fans.

July 25, 2011

The Latest from The Wages of Wins Journal: At WoW, Mosi Platt writes about lockout myths, and Arturo Galletti converts Wins Produced to net points.

July 11, 2011

Do the Players — and Cities — Really Need the NBA Owners?: From the Wages of Wins, another look at whether the owners are really necessary for high-level basketball to be played in the U.S. this season.

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July 7, 2011

Should Team’s Prices Become a Factor in Next CBA?: From Weak Side Awareness, a look at rising franchise valuations, and what impact they should have on the lockout.

July 6, 2011

N.B.A. Disputes Forbes Analysis Suggesting League is Profitable: No surprise — the NBA is denying many of the claims made in yesterday’s Nate Silver post about the league’s financial situation.

Do you get what you pay for?: From Broad Street Hockey’s Eric T., graphs showing the correlation between a forward’s points per game average and his cap hit, as well as the correlation between a goalie’s save % and cap hit.

July 5, 2011

Buying NBA Team, Ownership Timeline with Prices: Weak Side Awareness compiled an historical list of NBA team owners, including sale prices when available for teams that changed hands.

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Calling Foul on N.B.A.’s Claims of Financial Distress : Nate Silver of the NY Times analyzes the discrepancy between Forbes’ estimate of the NBA’s financial health and the money-hemorrhaging image the owners are trying to paint in the media.

June 30, 2011

Taking a look at the numbers behind the NBA labor dispute: At the Wages of Wins, a detailed breakdown of the financial math behind the NBA’s current lockout situation.

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June 29, 2011

2010-11 Top Underpaid Players (*according to wins produced): At The Wages of Wins, a list of players who really wish salaries were handed out according to wins produced.

June 20, 2011

The Effect of £XI on Match Outcome: Zach Slaton of A Beautiful Numbers Game invites you to check out his regression model that predicts match outcomes based on home-pitch and the transfer cost ratios of each starting eleven.

Why Wigan Were the Most Unusual Team of the Season: To analyze why Wigan was able to survive in the EPL despite extreme monetary disadvantages, Chris Anderson of Soccer By The Numbers looked at how they created their goals.

June 9, 2011

Pictures of the Day: Revenues in the Big Leagues: Chris Anderson of Soccer By The Numbers has graphs that compare football revenues in the big European leagues.

June 8, 2011

Comparing the Top 100 Salaries from MLS and Europe: On Football’s Sarah Rudd compared the top earners in MLS to their European counterparts.

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June 1, 2011

Abstracts from NASSM: The Prince of Slides has a list of presentations (and abstracts) for this weekend’s North American Society for Sport Management Conference in London, Ontario.

Young superstars will feel the next CBA’s sting: TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott on the likely economics of the NBA’s next CBA.

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May 27, 2011

Spending & Success: Update: Eight Points, Nine Seconds on the link between payroll and performance.

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May 20, 2011

Financial Breakdown of the English Premier League: Sarah Rudd of On Football digs into the relationship between EPL financial data and on-pitch results.

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May 19, 2011

More on NHL Exchange Rates and Expansion: Gabe Desjardins looks at the role of the economy — specifically, exchange rates — had on the impending Atlanta relocation.

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May 17, 2011

The Bowls: Silly Extravagance or Worthwhile Tradition?: The Wiz of Odds digs into the financial data on bowl games.

April 29, 2011

2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League: Final Attendance Summary: Howard Hamilton of HexagonalBlog has final attendance data from the CONCACAF Champions League.

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April 25, 2011

Which universities spend the most on sports?

Marginal Revolution’s Tyler Cowen lists the biggest athletic spenders, according to Charles Clotfelter’s new book. Link

April 21, 2011

Manchester United Tops Forbes List, Again

Jack Bell of the NYT Goal Blog: Man U’s dominance of the Forbes team value rankings continues (#1 for a 7th straight year). Link

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The best-paid athletes from 182 countries

For an upcoming story in The Mag, ESPN researched each country’s highest-paid athlete. Link

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April 20, 2011

A Statistical Look At Manchester City’s Offensive And Defensive Production Since 2005/06

At Soccer By The Numbers, Chris Anderson & Danny Pugsley examine Man City’s offensive metrics and ask whether £ = Performance. Link

2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League: Attendance Summary

Pretty self-explanatory (via HexagonalBlog/Howard Hamilton). Link