Sport$Biz – An Irreverent Looks at Big Business in Pro Sports
In 1989, journalist Dale Hoffman and I co-authored a book entitled Sport$Biz: An Irreverent Look at Big Business in Pro Sports. In reviewing the book, the New York Times stated that “Sport$Biz is an eye opening account of a society that cares more about sports than it does about cancer research.”
In 2012 and 2013, through the efforts of Time Warner Sports-Wisconsin, I hosted a sports business program entitled “Sport$Biz,” which focused on the important business and legal issues facing sports in the State of Wisconsin. Guests included Commissioner Bud Selig, Bucks owner Herb Kohl, former Marquette, Utah, and St. Louis Basketball Coach Rick Majerus, Green Bay Packers’ President Mark Murphy, and UW Athletic Director Barry Alverez, to name a few.
There is no business like show business, except for Sport$Biz. In order to be an effective sports lawyer, knowledge of the industry and the business of sports is as important as the legal aspects.
The purpose of this Sport$Biz Blog is to explore in tandem some of the most important legal and business issues affecting professional sports.
- Martin J. Greenberg
The articles and materials as hereinafter contained are used for educational purposes and more specifically as part of my course materials for the class I teach in Sports Facility Development and Representing Professional Athletes and Coaches at Marquette University Law School.