Farewell to Footiebusiness

Ben Berger, publisher of Footiebusiness.com and friend of CT Sports Law, has announced that after 5 years he is shutting down his blog (he will remain active on Twitter @footiebusiness).  As I often remind Ben, he got his start in the blogging business at CT Sports Law, writing some outstanding posts ranging from David Beckham to Nate […]

Friday Sports Briefs

NCAA Tournament Not Coming to Mohegan Sun Although Mohegan Sun looks to have secured the American Athletic Conference women’s basketball championships in 2014, the NCAA is not interested in holding NCAA Tournament games at the venue in light of its policy against casino venues.  John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant has the story. Time to […]

MLS Soccer Night in Newtown

Footiebusiness.com publisher Ben Berger told me about an outstanding event that Major League Soccer is hosting in Newtown, Connecticut tonight.  “Soccer Night in Newtown” will include 11 Major League Soccer franchises, Landon Donovan, Brian Ching, Mia Hamm, Cobi Jones and the Quinnipiac University Soccer Team. “The event, first started by Houston Dynamo president Chris Canetti, a […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Nike Forces Reebok to Stop Selling Tebow Gear Earlier this week, the Southern District of New York issued a temporary restraining order against Reebok at Nike’s request, bringing Reebok’s sales of Tim Tebow New York Jets apparel to a halt.  Alicia Jessop of Ruling Sports has a great summary of the case.  The lawsuit comes as the […]

Friday Sports Briefs

UConn Soccer Players Drafted by MLS UConn soccer players Andrew Jean-Baptiste and Tony Cascio were selected in the first round of the Major League Soccer (MLS) Draft, by the Portland Timbers and Colorado Rapids respectively.  Matthew Conyers of the Hartford Court has the story.  Ben Berger has some excellent coverage of the business aspects of the MLS […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Behind the NFL’s Labor Negotiations Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post takes a look behind the curtain at the mediation between the NFL and the NFL Players Association, with mediator George Cohen.  Brandt’s The Busine$$ of Football column is excellent reading for all NFL fans asking the question of whether there will be football in […]

Ben Berger on Sirius Radio to Discuss Business of Soccer

Ben Berger, Connecticut Sports Law guest columnist and editor of Footiebusiness, was recently a guest on the radio show World Football Daily (Sirius 125) to discuss the business of soccer in the United States.  Great work, Ben!  Click the play button below to listen to the interview.

The World Cup and Insurance

Ben Berger over at Footiebusiness.com links to a Hartford Courant blog post on insurance and the World Cup.  It is an interesting topic, which underscores the business aspects of sports.  Here’s what Ben had to say: According to this piece from the Hartford Courant, the World Cup is insured for just under $9 Billion Dollars.  […]