In the past 10 years, or more specifically since the new television deals were inked, Professional Sports Athletes have seen dramatic increases in salaries, signing bonuses and overall cash compensation. In the last year, we’ve seen a $300 million contract in Baseball (Giancarlo Stanton), and 3 $200 million contracts in Basketball (Steph Curry, James Harden, […]
The U.S. Open just ended this past weekend, with Stan Wawrinka and Angelique Kerber winning a record $3.5 MILLION EACH, the highest total won as an individual in sports history (not including Boxing). I’ve been playing and enjoying tennis since I was 2 years old, but have not followed rankings and winnings since the early […]
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With March Madness fast approaching, I wanted to do an analysis of both the history (Part 1) of the NCAA Tournament as well as predicting the future (Part 2). For Part 1, I simply looked at the historical tournament performance by seed using a format from Matt Chambers that has become pretty popular in sports […]
Something that has always fascinated me is just how expensive playing sports can be. Everything is fun and games when you (or your kids) are playing tee ball and scoring goals on those 2 ft high yellow soccer nets (you know the ones). But right around 6 years old, something happens. In the first few […]