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How Charles K. McNeil Helped Make Football More Popular

McNeil was a smart guy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7oUiAQal-Y   Let’s not pretend betting on football is a relatively new exercise. Legalized sports betting in a number of states is...

State Lawmakers Across The Country Are Tackling Sports Issues

Odds are good something will happen.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcEaPrvE9Lc&t=1s   State lawmakers around the country are back to work and for a number of them, sports gambling is a...

MLB-Cuban Player Deal May Be Hung Up By Politics

A better path to the major leagues, maybe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aub8vlzK1QA&t=5s   A limited number of Cuban baseball players got an early Christmas gift from Major League Baseball and...
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It’s Christmas Day So That Must Mean It Is The NBA’s...

Showtime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AHuIV2-7us&t=6s   Christmas Day has become the annual National Basketball Association coming out party and this Christmas Day, the NBA is offering five contests, three of the...

Will Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Next Big New York Project Be A...

Amazon is putting a massive office complex in Long Island City, New York.  LaGuardia Airport expansion continues. The National Hockey League’s New York Islanders Belmont arena project is on the road to a groundbreaking ceremony.

Bolts Crush Rangers As Stamkos Nets Hat Trick

Stamkos scored from the left circle while falling down at 6:19 of the second before McDonagh put Tampa Bay up 3-2

The Push For Sports Gambling In Various States Will Start Again...

In about one month’s time, a number of state legislatures across the United States will address the issue of legalizing sports gambling. But in one state, Arkansas, the issue has been settled.
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Minor League Baseball Operators Continue To Score Public Money

November was a good month for a couple of Minor League Baseball operators. The owner of the Binghamton, New York Double A Rumble Ponies, John Hughes, got five million dollars from New York State and the city of Binghamton, which is a depressed area, to renovate the Rumble Ponies stadium.

There Will Be No 70th Anniversary of the 1960 Squaw Valley...

The Lake Tahoe, Reno, Nevada area is not going to bother bidding for the 2030 Winter Olympics. That leaves Salt Lake City, Utah and Denver, Colorado as possible United States candidates for the 2030 event.

JFK’s Gift To The NFL Was Made Possible By Emanuel Cellar

Not every President of the United States leaves a sports legacy. But John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated on November 22, 1963, did leave one permanent impression on the sports world. He created a massive revenue stream for sports owners from television by signing The Sports Broadcast Act of 1961.
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