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But these critics miss half the point.

Dexter Rogers

Despite sports being an entertainment industry, being a fan is not about maximizing pleasure. The state of manhood in America is increasingly troubled. Sandusky perpetrated these heinous acts or whether Dr. To make sure that parents and children are not afraid, we need to reconsider and reconfigure the norms in every institution that they participate in.

Tom Gerdy

Sandusky’s arrest last November triggered a wave of news coverage.

Bribery, gambling, and other strong-arm tactics make for a full day in the life of a gang member. However, it takes even more oomph to never get caught.

Larry Cohen

Award-Winning Author of Freestyle: Reflections on Faith, Family, Justice, and Pop Culture; Founding Pastor of Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. That’s the beauty of the game: there’s always next year.

Arkady Bukh

But this is much bigger than boxing. What happened in the ring Saturday night is a microcosm of what is taking place within this country. Church in Dallas, Texas

A reporter once wrote that sports train us for the heartbreaks of real life without imposing any actual consequences. Waters

Larry Cohen

Criminal defense attorney, founder of Bukh Law Firm located in New York

Associate professor of psychology and linguistics


It’s not just colleges, or sports, or the Catholic Church. Paterno, Mr. Curley, Mr. But similar tactics have also become a large part of the world of sports.

Inflation, poor attendance, lackluster play and massive debts are causing Brazil’s football clubs to count their pennies this Christmas.

It takes a helluva lot of talent, and/or smarts, to allegedly pull one of the greatest sports fixes of all time.

Building contractor and Community Activist

MSW, Executive Director, Prevention Institute

MSW, Executive Director, Prevention Institute

There’s a separate manual for the issuance of justice in society and sport. In order to earn the right to celebrate victory, you must experience the agony of defeat.

What is it about professional competitors that seem to make so many set on self-destruction? After years of working out, training and imagining the big time, pro athletes often turn out to be their own worst opponent when it comes to enjoying a rewarding career.

In São Paulo recently, gunmen raided the fan club of popular first division soccer team Corinthians called Pavilion 9 during a party, forced eight members to the floor and murdered them in cold blood.

Sports Journalist, Independent Filmmaker, Activist,

Under pressure from key sponsors and the powerful Sao Paulo business lobby that is close to FIFA, the Dilma government responded to Blatter’s bullying by agreeing to cover cost overruns on stadium construction.

I have no idea whether Mr. But there is no next year for Jonathan Denver. And this is what’s robbing sports of everything good.. I do know that in America, we are innocent until proven guilty. But what is the media coverage saying, and how might it affect the public conversation as Sandusky’s trial moves forward?

Brazil has been getting bashed in the global sports press for not making enough progress in constructing stadiums with the amenities FIFA likes to offer its fat cat supporters. Spanier, Mr. McQueary or anyone else knowingly or recklessly facilitated or even tolerated them.

Michael W. African-Americans often get the short end of the stick when compared to their white athletic brethren.

The futebol drama unfolds as president Dilma and her close advisers seek to balance the nation’s civic religion and number one source of nationalistic pride with more serious matters of state

With Brazilians recovering from carnival hangovers the sports world is feeling the lingering effects of a game fixing case local media are calling the Whistle Mafia

Las Vegas may finally land a professional sports franchise

“For him to ask the public to pony up $750 million when he’s worth $28 billion, that’s just not going to fly — not just with the public, but with the elected officials.”

Even in Vegas, where the wagers are big and the odds even bigger, Bill Foley has made one heck of a bet.

Foley’s website is already advertising season tickets. The Raiders would contribute $500 million, while Adelson and his partners chip in $150 million. “It’s a lot of money, but it’s going to be fun.”

Sisolak hopes the NFL and the Raiders will budge to reduce the amount of public money needed.

Ralston said this would be “very difficult.”

But it may not be gambling that stops the NFL from lacing up in Vegas. Real difficult,” Sisolak said. AEG and MGM opened the up-to-20,000-seat arena just off the Las Vegas strip in April. And 90 percent of NFL franchises also now have ad agreements with daily fantasy sites DraftKings or FanDuel.

Foley is a multi-millionaire businessman who grew grew up in Ottawa, Canada, playing hockey. “Maybe I can sell some other things.”

One of those elected officials is Steve Sisolak, who chairs the Clark County Commission, which would have to approve any NFL stadium deal.

Not one dime of public money went into construction of the $375 million facility, but lots of people have anted-up.

“We’ve always been a tourist city. I’m never going to do that again. I don’t think daily fantasy is (gambling).”

“A lot of arguments will be made.

Sin City is betting on a makeover. “I have been spoken to by the commissioner at various times when I did not do exactly what he wanted to do. He’s felt a “seismic shift” in how gambling is perceived nationwide and by those who lead professional sports leagues.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged as much last month, saying: “All of us have evolved a little bit on gambling… “And we’re really, really close.”

“I think $750 million without some type of return is a little bit too much for the taxpayer to shoulder,” Sisolak said. Jon Ralston has covered politics there for 30 years. The NHL’s Board of Governors, which must vote to approve any expansion, is now scheduled to convene there just hours before.

Foley’s sales pitch to fans and the NHL includes brand new T-Mobile Arena. that it creates more engagement.”

Foley’s toughest sales job to the league may be Las Vegas itself. I’m going to be the majority owner of the tea,” Foley said, adding that he wouldn’t confirm or deny that it would cost him $500 million. In fact, Foley said 14,000 people have put down deposits of at least $150 each.

“I have been looking forward to it my whole life, Vegas’ first professional sports team,” said hockey fan Tom Mullin.

Foley said he’s now out of the penalty box, with his goal finally in sight.

“The real question I think is, is Vegas still toxic?” Ralston said.

“I’m not a patient man, but I’ve learned patience,” Foley said. If you’re going to divert that much, why not use it for some of the real needs that are here — schools, roads, etc.?” Ralston said.

The Oakland Raiders’ proposal, presented in April by owner Mark Davis, bets on $750 million from the public to help build a $1.4 billion domed stadium complex on a lot near the Las Vegas strip. “I guess we’re approaching the two-minute warning.”

“The public relations of it are a nightmare. That’s pretty good, wasn’t it? I like that,” Foley said. Money could sack the deal.

“If they get 100 percent of the revenue and only put in $650 million, it’s going to be difficult. Pro hockey’s annual awards show is June 22 in Vegas. Everyone knows that Sheldon Adelson is one of the richest guys in the world,” Ralston said. Las Vegas has long been the gambling capital of America, but it now wants to become a big-time sports town, reports CBS News’ Mark Albert.

This lifelong Green Bay Packers fan said crucial decisions must be made by an end-of-July deadline or the clock may run out.

But the NHL — not the NFL — may score first. The West Point graduate now wants to drop the puck in his adopted hometown.

“You convinced people to give you money for tickets to a team that doesn’t exist?” Albert asked.

Casino magnet Sheldon Adelson has dealt himself in. The cash would come from increasing the tax on hotel stays and would be the most public money spent on any of the past 11 NFL stadiums.

“I am the man that wants to bring hockey to the desert,” Foley said. But the deal would have to be struck this summer, in an election year.

“If this opportunity slips away and the Raiders were to find a new home, I don’t think you’re going to see another opportunity come available for a long time,” Sisolak said. “It’d be hard to get on.”

On the gridiron, an estimated $95 billion is wagered every year on NFL and college football games. We’ve never had something that we can say, ‘This is what defines Las Vegas.’ And an NHL team would define Las Vegas,” Boehlke said.

And it would define Bill Foley.

Last year, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made this admission about gambling: “It’s good for business, I don’t want to hide from that… I haven’t been spoken to by anyone as I was spoken to by him since I was a plebe at West Point.”

“And the arena wasn’t built. “I’m skeptical, but I’m optimistic at the same time.”. He said he put down $600 “because I want to have a hockey team.”

Ken Boehlke created the site Sinbin.Vegas to track every minute development.

“So for you, it’s a non-starter if the NFL or the Raiders were to get 100 percent of concessions, 100 percent of parking and 100 percent of naming rights?” Albert asked.

“This is my mission. It’s been holding events showcasing entertainers and was built to host an NHL or NBA team.

Die-hard hockey fans like Eric Biro are among the 14,000 who paid to be on Bill Foley’s season ticket list

Sports betting vs. the stock market: Which is riskier?

To put it another way, the stock market is a lot more forgiving than the MGM Grand (let alone your local sports bookie). While many stocks offer steady returns, investors sometimes hit the jackpot (think: buying Apple back in early 2009 or Tesla in 2012).

The same can’t be said for those who bet big on the Denver Broncos last Super Bowl.

“You’re making a wager based on some facts and some intuitions. He asked for his identity to be withheld due to legal concerns.

Those are pretty good odds.

But take it from one person who has lots of experience in both worlds.

Related: Apple and 9 other stocks hit new records

Investors also have the ability to spread their money out among many stocks.

A stock can theoretically be held onto for an infinite amount of time, but a sports bet can end in the blink of an eye.

Related: 4 reasons September could be good for stocks

The betting appeal: Americans bet an estimated $380 billion each year on sports. Gambling on sports may be more fun, but it’s definitely a more risky use of money than putting it in the stock market.



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Such hedging tools are not as readily or even feasible to sports gamblers, Fine said.

“You can hold onto your betting tickets all your life, but you’re not going to get squat,” said Stovall. For example, a stop-loss order instructs a broker to dump a stock when it tumbles below a specific price. People often invest in funds that buy dozens or even hundreds of stocks, which helps reduce the risk. The stock might go up and down some, but it typically doesn’t go to zero. Heck, even his commercials are funny.

Related: How $2 billion Clippers bet could pay off

Gamblers and investors also have far different time horizons. A bettor gambling on the Green Bay Packers will instantly lose his or her entire $500 bet if Aaron Rodgers and his teammates fail to win or cover the spread. Gambling on football star Peyton Manning to win might seem like a safe bet, especially compared with picking winners in the stock market. And in neither instance can you be guaranteed to be correct,” said Randall Fine, managing director of The Fine Point Group, one of the casino industry’s largest consulting firms.

At the same time, investing in stocks actually carries higher upside potential.

“A lot of people regard investing as gambling, but I frequently say no.

All or nothing: Gambling on sports tends to be a zero-sum game.

But don’t let those similarities fool you.

And investors have greater access to tools that can minimize the risk of losing money. It’s easy to see why fans may be tempted to gamble on their favorite teams and athletes. Which casino in Atlantic City, Las Vegas or Macau pays the bettor 73% of the time?” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at S&P Capital IQ.

“Betting is more difficult and riskier,” said one resident of Hoboken, New Jersey, who bets on illegal gambling sites and also invests in stocks.

“A large, steady company has a low chance of plummeting and causing you to lose all your money, but even Peyton Manning doesn’t cover the spread sometimes,” he said.

CNNMoney (New York) First published August 31, 2014: 8:14 AM ET

They both believe they can predict the future, and they sometimes fall into the trap of making decisions with their hearts instead of their brains.

In the long run, investors have the chance to make more money because there are fewer downside risks. And of course, they both hate to lose.

That’s the percentage of time that Stovall’s research shows the S&P 500 — the gold standard in the stock market — has increased in value during the years since 1926.

However, someone sinking $500 into Apple stock has little risk of losing that entire initial investment, especially in the short term.

Even the unlucky investors who jumped into the market at its peak in October 2007 eventually made their money back when stocks reclaimed their pre-recession levels in 2013.

Manning is really, really good at what he does for a living