Monthly Archive: February 2014

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A Return to the Past?

Stan Kroenke, Owner of the St. Louis Rams recently purchased real estate in Los Angeles. Does it signal the Rams return to L.A.? If so, what are the hoops and hurdles that must be jumped through and over in order for the original L.A. football team to return?

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2014 Sochi Olympic Preview

Four years ago in Vancouver, hockey fans enjoyed a stirring Olympic tournament capped with one of the greatest hockey games of all time in the Gold Medal game between Canada and the United States. The overtime thriller, won by Canada on a quick shot by Sidney Crosby, was a perfect end for Canada to the Vancouver Winter Games. On Wednesday of this week, the 2014 version will begin and many hope this tournament rivals its predecessor in both its drama and quality of play.

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Sam I Am: NFL Draft Prospect Aims to Break Barriers, Become the First Openly Gay Athlete Active in a Major U.S. Professional Sport

Throughout history, the law has been used to effect change in our culture. The law acts as the key that unlocks society’s box of possibilities. For that reason and more, Michael Sam and other players who wish to actively participate in the NFL as an openly gay man (or woman) are advised to acclimate themselves with relevant state and federal law, as well as the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”).

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Down in Front! Chicago Cubs Threaten to Block the View From Nearby Rooftops

Ever since Wrigley Field opened in 1914 folks have tried to get a peek inside the ivy-covered walls for free. The owners of rooftops behind the stadium’s outfield capitalized on that, selling tickets to rooftop stadium boxes with the enticement of unobstructed views into the Friendly Confines during Chicago Cubs’ home games. In 2002, that all changed. “The free ride is over,” said Andy MacPhail, the Cubs former president and CEO. “The rooftop owners take in as much as $10 million a year by selling seats to view our games. We do not believe the rooftop operators are entitled to profit from our names, our players, trademarks, copyrighted telecasts and images without our consent.”

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Tight End, Or Not Tight End: That is Graham’s Question

Jimmy Graham, the all-world “tight end” of the New Orleans Saints, who resembles a giraffe with a gym membership far more closely than a human, is set to become an unrestricted free agent this March. The Saints organization, however, has predictably vowed to prevent Graham from donning a different uniform this fall, even if that entails hitting Graham with the Franchise Tag.