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May 20, 2006

Good News for Lions Fans

A few days ago I reviewed the quarterbacks who have played for the Lions since 1972, the last year a Detroit signal caller was named to the Pro Bowl.  My basic point was that although quarterbacks for the Lions often go on to great success off the football field, on …

Thinking about competitive balance

Over the last five years, five different teams have won Major League Baseball’s October Classic.  None of these teams were the New York Yankees.  The Yankees did play in the World Series in two of these years.  The remaining eight slots, however, where filled with eight different teams.   All in all, sounds pretty …

NFL Institutional Policy and Competitive Balance

Recently The Economist “In a league of its own” explored the reasons the NFL has been so successful.  One of the reasons listed is the institutions that exist in the NFL, such as revenue sharing or a cap on team payrolls.  Given these institutions the article argues that “… teams …