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The Global Sporting Environment: The case of American Football and the NFL

“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

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2018 NFL Season Predictions

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

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US Win Inaugural SheBelieves Cup

In the first running of the tournament which saw the top four international women’s teams go head to head, the winners, at the end of a round-robin process, were the hosts and world champions USA. The favourites prevailed 2-1 over Germany in the deciding match. The tournament was held over a period of 6 days… Continue reading US Win Inaugural SheBelieves Cup

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New York Douse the Fire

Toyota Park was the scene for the opening fixture of the 2016 MLS season as Chicago Fire squared off against Patrick Vieira’s New York City side. Both teams performance last year left much to desire; therby major changes were seen throughout both franchises’ rosters and background staff during the offseason. This left both sides somewhat… Continue reading New York Douse the Fire