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Is the NFL losing fans? by Jordan Kobritz

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by Jordan Kobritz- The September TV ratings are in and viewership of early season NFL games is down 10% from last year’s numbers. That much is clear. What isn’t as clear is the reason behind the falloff. Speculation abounds on the cause of the lower ratings. Among the alleged culprits are the National Anthem protests…

San diego Padres GM has ethics problem – by Jordan Kobritz

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San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller can’t seem to distinguish between ethical and unethical behavior. It recently came to light that Preller instructed his medical staff to maintain two sets of records on Padres players, one that was submitted to Major League Baseball and made available to all clubs per MLB rules, and one…

Ball parks missing smokeless tobacco – by Jordan Kobritz

Major League Baseball recently kicked off the 2016 season with the familiar sights and sounds of players in uniform, bats hitting balls, pitches plunking into catchers’ mitts, and fans cheering for their home team. But one thing is missing in seven of the 30 MLB ball parks: Smokeless tobacco. Baseball players have used smokeless tobacco…

Jordan Kobritz makes 2016 Sports Predictions

It’s not too early to look ahead to the most notable sports business stories to follow in 2016. For the second year in a row I hit mostly winners last year, with one notable, embarrassing exception. The winners included high expectations for Rob Manfred in his role as the new baseball commissioner; the evolving ways…

Mizzou Football Overthrows its Creator

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Most of us are familiar with the economic impact of collegiate athletics. After the recent incidents at the University of Missouri, we also know the political ramifications athletic teams can have. – by Jordan Kobritz University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe along with R. Bowen Loftin, the chancellor of the flagship campus at Columbia,…

Wonder Boy Jeff Gordon retires – by Jordan Kobritz

If there was any justice in sports, Jeff Gordon would have been hoisting the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship trophy at the end of the Homestead race on Sunday. Instead, Gordon settled for a sixth place finish which left him third overall in this year’s series. Gordon announced in January that 2015 would be his last…

Royals’ victory ends 2015 baseball season – by Jordan Kobritz

The Royals’ victory over the Mets in the World Series signals the official end of the 2015 baseball season. Now fans in need of their baseball fix can turn their attention to the hot stove league, the off-season maneuverings where teams try to improve through trades and free agent signings. In today’s media-centric world, trades…