Category Archives: Business

Profile of an NFL Fanbase: Are all 13 year old girls bandwagon fans?

by Ben Blatt This is the final post in a series of three on NFL fandom. The first two can be read here and here. To the typical male football fan it may be depressing, but certainly not surprising, to … Continue reading

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Who is Really America’s Team?

by Ben Blatt Author’s Note: This post was prepared long ago, but Facebook itself coincidentally published a very similar study on Monday. There are many different findings between the two studies however, so I encourage you to read both. You … Continue reading

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Russell Wilson: 2012′s Most Valuable Player

By Kevin Meers This post analyzes who deserves the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award (spoiler alert: don’t read the title) based on some different criteria than most people have used. I want to focus on the word “valuable.” There are many … Continue reading

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Finding the True Border Between Yankee and Red Sox Nation Using Facebook Data

by Ben Blatt A version of this post can be read in the Wall Street Journal here. Like all sports rivalries, picking a side in the Red Sox-Yankee rivalry is almost entirely geographic. Everyone knows as you drive through the … Continue reading

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Salary Allocation and Risk Preferences in the NFL: Abstract

This is the abstract from the paper “Salary Allocation and Risk Preferences in the National Football League: The Implications of Salary Allocation in Understanding the Preferences of NFL Owners” by Papa Chakravarthy. Please find the full text here. The study of risk … Continue reading

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League Regulations and Stadium Subsidies: Part II

by Evan Zepfel Previously, I determined that league regulations contribute to differences in average subsidy sizes across the three major leagues.  As I hypothesized, NFL regulations that contribute to credible threats to relocate, as well as revenue sharing and salary … Continue reading

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League Regulations and Stadium Subsidies: Part I

by Evan Zepfel Each year, it seems that stadiums are getting bigger, more extravagant, and more expensive.  But where does the money come from to build these massive monuments to professional sports?  A significant portion of the funding (on average, … Continue reading

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Roll-Lin in the Dough:Jeremy Lin, Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and the MSG Stock Price

This was post number two as part of the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective’s Linsanity Day. You can read the other posts here,  here, here, or here. by  Harry Chiel and Ben Blatt In his meteoric rise over the past two … Continue reading

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How Much is Albert Pujols Getting Overpaid?

By Chris Bruce Big news hit the baseball world yesterday as the Los Angeles Angels announced a $254 million, 10-year contract for 31-year-old Albert Pujols, a strikingly large contract for such an old player, even if Pujols is still a … Continue reading

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NHL Team Spending and the Exchange Rate

by Ben Blatt Based on an idea that was discussed at last week’s HSAC meeting, I decided to do a short investigation to see how the exchange rate of the US dollar versus the Canadian dollar impacts team spending in … Continue reading

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