There’s a new MLS team in NYC. Yankees, Man City partner on New York City Football Club. Here are details: http://usat.ly/14trmQw
Major League Soccer is adding its 20th franchise right here in New York City, with plans to begin play in 2015. Seems like this will come with a new stadium, and I can see this being a big hit over time.
Almost none of my friends enjoy the live baseball experience as much as they used to, and soccer’s more manageable game length and fluidity of play may replace some of what was lost when the warmth of old Yankee Stadium was replaced by a park and culture that overtly exhibits its heightened interest in corporate accounts over ordinary fans.
A rare photo of Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield grabbing a rebound for the Minnesota Golden Gophers is part of Sports Illustrated’s gallery of the 50 best college athletes of all time.
Source: Sports Illustrated
One broken bat is cool, but five broken bats is basically an event.
Very interesting chart.
I already thought coaches made too much money, but my goodness, football and basketball coaches really make too much money.
I was almost really annoyed because this chart suggests that Maryland football coach Randy Edsall makes more $$ than Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon, and that ain’t right, but I looked it up and Maryland should actually be stripey.
According to The Baltimore Sun’s Maryland public employee salary database, Edsall and Turgeon make the same base salary ($400,000) per year. (Whew.)
(The Washington Post broke down the salaries, incentives, and other potential payments of all the ACC football and basketball coaches back in 2011 when Turgeon was hired. Slightly outdated now but still interesting for context.)
Take your pick with this week’s Sports Illustrated cover: NHL playoffs or NBA playoffs.