“The NFL currently stands as the most popular and lucrative professional sports organisation in America” (Volpe, 2014:14). During the 2017 season, the NFL recorded a gargantuan profit of $13 billion (Score and Change, 2018). Moreover, each of its competing franchises average a net worth of around $2 billion (Score and Change, 2018). Unsurprisingly, it is… Continue reading The Global Sporting Environment: The case of American Football and the NFL
Fly Eagles Fly It has been 190 days since the enthralling conclusion to the 2017 NFL season. Superbowl LII was one of the greatest, most captivating duels ever in the leagues showpiece game. Ultimately seeing the Philadelphia Eagles triumphing over the New England Patriots in what was a gruelling blow for blow contest. A result… Continue reading 2018 NFL Season Predictions
On their Champions League travels over the years Celtic have struggled massively; avoiding defeat only twice in 25 efforts, with one win to their name over that period. However, last night in West Germany the Scottish champions could, and should have left with all three points. All the build up to this match placed Gladbach… Continue reading Wishful Thinking Costs Celtic Historic Win
After watching the opening weekend of the league season go bye I decided that I would jump on the bandwagon of trying to predict what the coming season has in store ! After a summer rife with anticipation given the return of Glasgow giants Rangers, new managers appointed and numerous big name signings deciding to… Continue reading 2016/17 Scottish Premiership Predictions
The iconic Wembley arch illumated red, white and blue. The tricolore adopted by thousands inside the stadium. Together as one. The football world united against terrorism 4 days removed from the attrocities in Paris; it says a lot about the power of sport. To quote one of the world’s greatest ever minds, Mandela said: ‘Sport… Continue reading Wembley adopts the Tricolore as football unites agianst Terrorism
Much has been said regarding the ability of English clubs to perform on the European stage and this week’s results have sparked worldwide debate into where they are going wrong. I personally believe that investment in foreign talent as opposed to building English grown is playing a major factor. When you look at the top… Continue reading So much money. So little success.
The dream of an unlikely quadruple died on Italian soil for Celtic tonight as they surcame to a late Freddy Guarin strike. The tie was evenly balanced following a dramatic 3-3 draw in Glasgow a week previous, although Inter headed into the game branded as ‘heavy’ favourites. Celtic, however, since the turn of the year… Continue reading Brave Celtic bow out to Inter