Some people are celebrating the increasing popularity of soccer in the United States. My experience with soccer this weekend, however, has caused me to question this trend.
My daughter asked to join a soccer league this year, because she wanted to be with her friends. There are plenty of other ways for her to be [...]
However, even apart from their member teams, players, and other subsidiaries, these professional sports leagues have annual receipts of 1.7 billion dollars. The purpose of these sports leagues is not charitable. Yet, the NFL and other professional sports leagues claim tax exempt status as non-profit organizations. [...]
$141,600,000.00: amount of money raked in by the Green Bay Packers in media fees alone during the Super Bowl.
$0.08: amount of money paid to a worker in El Salvador for sewing an NFL-branded t-shirt that retails for $25.
The above is a map of my hike this morning up and down Ragged Mountain in Maine. It’s been automatically generated through a combination of my HTC Ozone, a smart phone running on a Windows Mobile operating system, and SportyPal, a piece of software (called an “app” by those in the know because somewhere [...]
You know, the Republicans tried really hard to fix everything just right for Sarah Palin to take her first-ever question from an actual member of the American public. They shut down public access to the “town hall” in Grand Rapids so that people in the town weren’t welcome to come. They made it a ticketed [...]