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Athletic Departments are Fumbling Your Money

At SFC, we’ve been tackling owner greed in professional sports for years. If an owner wants an extra Rolex, they’ll jack up parking fees. A new car? Pricey concessions will do the trick! We understand owners as the money-hungry billionaires they are.   What we don’t understand, though, is how owner greed has managed to infect higher education. Moreover, we don’t understand why the NCAA is sitting back while everyday students pay for the mistakes of a select few. Continue reading

Heads up! Concussions Affect More than Just Football Players

The football world is still buzzing from a recent study published by the Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System that revealed an overwhelming presence of CTE in the brains of deceased football players. This was troublesome news for former football players from all levels of the game who worried CTE might be more of a threat than previously thought. The reality is, though, the dangers of CTE extend far beyond football and athletes everywhere should continue to take concussions very, very seriously.   Continue reading

NFL Still Recovering from CTE

Last Tuesday, a new study revealed CTE in 110 out of 111 former NFL players. Seven days later, we’re even more disappointed in the NFL’s response than we could have imagined, and that’s saying something because we’ve been scrutinizing the NFL for years. Continue reading

From the Stands - Overcoming the Odds: A Lesson in Baseball and American History

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Cricket Jumps Across the Pond

Jay Pandya, Chairman of Global Venture Sports, has plans to invest $2.4 billion to bring eight professional cricket teams to the States. Trying to keep up-to-date on the latest in sports, we looked into this. Before we get into the nitty-gritty, we had to learn what cricket was. So we reached out to a British friend and asked if she would explain. Continue reading

Californians Can Have Their Cake and Eat It Too

Both Los Angeles and Paris are vying for the opportunity to host the 2024 Olympic Games. This is a great opportunity for the sports world at large, but it's scary news for California residents who will soon come to understand just how much damage hosting the Olympics can cause on the local economy. Continue reading

This Study Tackles the NFL's False Narrative

Today, the news headlines hit harder than a linebacker. A postmortem study published by Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System on the brains of former football players diagnosed CTE in 87% of subjects. It's not surprising this study found that NFL players’ brains, in particular, exhibited higher rates of CTE — a whopping 110 out of 111! Continue reading

SFC Weighs in on eSports

Whenever a new technology disrupts culture, there’s always a backlash. It happened to cell phones, newspapers, and, in the case of Socrates, the written word. The emergence of eSports is no different. Continue reading

Affordable Concessions Come at a Cost

Just as football season was about to kick off, and we were getting ready to praise Falcons owner Arthur Blank for granting fans reasonably priced concessions, he fumbles. Continue reading

Arena Football Does the Right Thing

We talk a lot about the Big Four — Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Hockey — but it’s important we don’t forget about the other sports out there. Arena Football has been around since 1987 but reached its peak in 2008 and had a sharp decline after the AFL filed for bankruptcy in 2009. 2016 was its best season since 2010 and it’s on track to continue that streak this year. Continue reading