As a follow up to my initial post about the marginal cost of the fifth-year option, I wanted to respond to some of the feedback I’ve been receiving on the piece. The first question came from Bryce Johnston on Twitter, regarding whether there was additional value in trading into the later part of the first … More Fifth-Year Option: Trading into the First Round
One of the major additions in the 2011 NFL CBA was the introduction of the fifth-year option as a way for teams to retain their first-round picks for one extra season at a cost-controlled level. For these high draft picks, they receive a raise on what they were making on their rookie deals, but it … More Comparing the Marginal Cost of the Fifth-Year Option for NFL First-Round Picks
If you haven’t noticed by now, we have been putting out a lot of content this past week about the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. While it may not be the most mainstream sports team out there, it is certainly a strong brand and a franchise that is on the leading edge of enhancing the spectator experience … More So, What Is Mystics Live?
And, with that, the world’s largest sporting event comes to a close. It was one filled with goals, excitement, drama, basically anything you could want from one month-long tournament. But the month is over, and it will be four more years until the next one. Before we move onto hoping the USA can make an … More Final Thoughts on the World Cup
The US Men’s National Team may no longer be involved in this year’s edition of the World Cup, but that most certainly does not mean we will be ignoring the rest of what the tournament has in store. In fact, it would be quite foolish to pass on watching the few remaining games in Brazil … More Thoughts on the World Cup Semifinals
Crushing. Exasperating. Frustrating. Slap any adjective you want on the way the USMNT went out; it doesn’t really matter. Sure, the team had their chances, but it doesn’t change the fact that they went out in the Round of 16 (albeit, against a Belgian side that was much stronger than the Ghanians in 2010). To … More Looking Back on the USMNT: Thoughts on the USMNT against Belgium and into the Future
After a rollicking series of 48 group games at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, we have reached what is often called the “business side” of the tournament. The minnows have been separated from the sharks, and we have a situation where the teams can no longer tie. It’s a situation very similar to the … More Thoughts on the World Cup: The Round of 16 and Quarterfinals
Soccer is weird. You’ve probably learned this from watching just a few matches of this zany tournament they’re calling “Brazil 2014,” but it rings true today, especially, most certainly. The U.S. has emerged from the Group of Death.
Time is running out on the Group stage of World Cup 2014, and our boys are nearing kickoff of their match against the Germans. There will be no predictions here, only things that we’ve learned from the games from Monday through Wednesday. Some of the matches were entertaining; others were played very cautiously. But we … More Thoughts on the World Cup: Group Stage Part Three
Ouch. I won’t bother with dwelling on the final play of last night’s USA game; I think we’ve all seen more than enough of it. But as frustrating as it is, we could be England (or Spain, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, etc.), going into our final group game with absolutely nothing to play for. It’s … More Who Knew a Draw Could Sting so Badly? Thoughts on USA-Portugal and the Rest from Sunday’s Games