Competitive sports: the most universal activity throughout the world, and possibly the universe. All sports have their loyal fans, who stick with them through the good seasons and the bad, the trophy-raising dominating seasons and the worst in the division seasons. However, obviously not every team can win their leagues championship every year, and mostly many teams go years upon years without winning some hardware. Years ago, teams with the best records that won championships typically generated the most income and revenue and would draft and buy the best players, therefore creating dynasties and would give other teams no chance of winning. In the recent years professional sports leagues have fixed this problem by creating what is known as
A strong fan base and park attendance brings in revenue from ticket sales, concessions, and souvenirs (MC3 Sports Media, 2010). If the small market fans feel the team does not have the best players, it will determine how they feel about attending the games. What is unfortunate for the smaller market cities is the fans will come out in larger crowds when a visiting team comes to town with the best players. What is fortunate is the small market team owner will make money and expectantly will have the funds available to bargain in the next season for better
Basketball jerseys are a huge market that was impacted by the lockout. Experiencing a loss of close to $10 million in jerseys worldwide. With new young talent coming from Spain, Ricky Rubio, Spanish participation in the jersey market increased, but with the lockout, will decline a projected 25%. Two of the biggest advertisers that heavily advertise through the NBA are Sprite, and T-Mobile, and without the airtime to show them, they are losing notoriety. Without NBA players constantly in the spotlight, gives these advertisers less ways to reach the market.
If many players are paying trainers to get them in-shape and trainers are costing a lot of money to inject steroids into players, why should Commisioner Bud Selig care how much the cost of players being tested really is. If players are hurting the game and loosing the game its publicity and its fans, testing players regardless about the money will be a good decision if the league every wants to follow the rules and play the game correctly. This will not hurt the league if this costs them millions of dollars. The only people who are viewing this is a lose if the MLB because they don’t want to put out the money. Players are getting payed enough money by the teams to play good in games without using performance enhancing drugs.
4. Other * Unrestricted Free Agent * Free to sign with any teams * Restricted Free Agent * Current team can match offer from another team to keep player * Sign and Trade Agreement * Team must trade player with this agreement * Releasing players * Guaranteed contracts will go against team’s payroll if they release a player * Luxury Tax * Tax level is placed so that team won’t exceed the cap significantly * If over luxury tax, there will be fines. 5. History * 1998-99 NBA lockout * Shorten games to 50 * Lasted for 204 days * TV ratings and ticket sales declined for several seasons * MJ’s retirement also affected these factors Conclusion The NBA salary cap is more complicated than the other major sports in America. I hope that you learn why they are having issues with coming up with a new contract, and how complicated it can be.
With the salary cap in the NBA it’s hard for teams to keep up with the foreign market, to its dismay. As the Euroleague offers no taxes, one may seem to jump at the occasion of playing overseas. As this is making news in the world of sports today, not many players are jumping at the opportunity. With the economic crisis coming afloat in the US, why not go overseas for big money. Policies within the economic world today should be jumping at this opportunity to investigate and figure out what is going
Carl A. Rickerson Professor Evelyn Rogers English 111 22 September 2011 L.A. Lakers vs. L.A. Clippers I am a huge sports fanatic so when I saw for this essay that we could write about sports, my brain began running with ideas. I finally settled on my sport of choice the National Basketball Association, also know as the NBA. I plan to show the comparison and contrast of two of the NBA’s most storied franchises. One is storied due to its enormous success; the other because of its enormous failures. The L.A. Lakers and the L.A. Clippers.
The main reason there is a NCAA is because of the fans money that pay for the tickets and the television channels with the game on it. Without it there would be no NCAA having a playoff system would greatly increase the amount of money brought in compared to the regular season like during basketballs march madness the NCAA made “ $40 Million in ticket sales”(Weber, p. A.15). That not even including all the money that is made from things like “ESPN television contracts and sponsorships”(p. A.15) that number is probably way higher than the ticket sale number. Gaining all the money just makes it so if would be worth doing and having the money. Also if the NCAA doesn't do something soon about the issue over the playoff system fans will begin so start questioning and stop wanting to go to the
Money is very important this day in age and using steroids will make you better than everyone and you will be rich and successful. Another is to win and acquire personal fame (III 1). Money is a very large reason for professional athletes to use steroids. But it has plenty incentives for someone who is trying to make it into the major leagues and need that extra “push” to get there so they can stop working hard boring jobs and get paid to do what they love. It could be the difference of working two jobs seventy hours a week or being rich and famous and retire middle aged in a tropical part of the world.
Gambling There is a reason why more and more casinos are being built across the nation. They are a booming industry at the expense of American citizens. The bright, flashing lights are meant to draw innocent people in, like a bug to a lamp. When some people see those lights they cannot control themselves because the thought of winning money is too enticing. Many people go into casinos with a game plan thinking once they double their money or once they win anything at all, they will get up and walk out the doors.