Friday Sports Briefs

Super Bowl Clean Zones Create Controversy, Lawsuit Michael McCann has an excellent article and analysis on SI.com concerning the NFL’s use of “clean zones” in Indianapolis, the site of this year’s Super Bowl, and a lawsuit arising out of the use of clean zones at the Super Bowl last year in Dallas.  McCann describes clean zones […]

Sumlin to Texas A&M: The Risk of Making a Jump

I’ve often discussed the virtual free agency that exists in collegiate coaching, where coaches are often allowed to leave for greener pastures without regard for their existing contracts.  There is great risk, however, in jumping to a high-profile job.  Rising coaching stars must carefully weigh the allure of new opportunities against the risks, as they can quickly lose their shine with a […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Big 12 Schools Delay Texas A&M’s Move to the SEC Texas A&M’s move from the Big 12 to the SEC has hit a snag as Baylor, among other schools, has reportedly refused to waive its rights to sue A&M and the SEC over the move.  Pete Thamel of the New York Times has the story.  In addition, Temple […]

Friday Sports Briefs

The Recertification of the NFLPA Gabe Feldman has a quick and informative primer on the recertification of the players’ union (NFLPA) on NFL.com: Why do the owners want the players to reform their union? Because of a doctrine known as the “non-statutory labor exemption.” This exemption immunizes the terms of a CBA from attack under antitrust law. Essentially, players are required to choose […]