Merger of DraftKings & FanDuel Unlikely to Survive

Now that DraftKings and FanDuel have announced their merger intentions I am going to tell you why it is likely to be blocked. Under the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, antitrust regulators from the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission now have the opportunity to review the merger and its effect on…

The Escobar Effect

On September 2, 2016, popular television series creator Netflix released its latest in an addictive batch of original content: season two of Narcos. Following the story of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar, Narcos details the rise and fall of one of the world’s most notorious criminals, replete with a decent bit of dramatization and a lot of…

NASCAR’s Race

NASCAR was hit with a $500 million lawsuit accusing the auto racing body of racial discrimination for preventing black-owned teams and drivers from competing. Terrance Alton Cox III and his company Diversity Motorsports allege that NASCAR has intentionally blocked him and his company from participating in NASCAR and refused to work with them on proposed…

Padres Hiding the Ball

In July 2016, the Boston Red Sox made a crucial decision to trade their highly coveted prospect, Anderson Espinoza, for San Diego Padres pitcher Drew Pomeranz. The trade seemed like a no-brainer for the Red Sox, a franchise which re-tooled their starting rotation in the off-season and positioned itself to make a big run at winning…

Minor League Baseball Player Sues Hospital for Fall in Draft

June 9th, 2016 marked the start of the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft. Many high school and colleges players watched intently, hoping their names would be called for their chance at making the MLB. In the MLB, each pick has a predetermined monetary value attached to it. Each team has a different amount they can spend…

“Help Me, Help You!”

“Help me, help you……Help me…HELP YOU!!!!!” Who can believe that it has been 20 years since Tom Cruise uttered what is arguably one of the most quoted lines in movie history? The 1996 hit film Jerry MaGuire, was released December 13th, 1996, earning critical acclaim, while grossing nearly $300 million at the box office. The…

Battle Ensues over The Walking Dead

While the television series The Walking Dead took a break this summer, Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, has been battling a disturbance of his own. A restaurant in New Jersey has infringed on Kirkman’s owned trademarks for The Walking Dead. The team made up of four business partners, Phillip Theodorou, Steven Theodorou,…

Does Honoring Paterno Leave Penn State Liable?

Since more horrifying details of the events that occurred at Penn State under Joe Paterno’s watch have come out, it seems baffling that the university would go on with honoring him in this weekend’s game. This past March, a judge ruled that any allegations that occurred between 1992-1999 were not covered by the insurance policies…

13 Year-Old Paralyzed By Tackle, Hits Back In Court

During a pee-wee football game, on November 6, 2011, thirteen year-old Donnovan Hill tackled the opposing team’s ball carrier. Immediately following contact, Hill’s body went limp. The doctors who treated Donnovan said he suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury which paralyzed him from the neck down. A video of the play shows Donnovan lower his…

Taking A Knee

The latest controversy in sports is the decision of some players to kneel instead of stand during the national anthem. Colin Kaepernick led the way when he decided not to stand for the anthem. He did not want to “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”…

Minnesota Carpet Company Sues USOC Over Free Speech

Minnesota based carpet cleaning company, Zerorez, has filed a suit against the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) over its social media ban that was placed on companies that were not sponsors during the 2016 summer Olympics. Zerorez is seeking “a declaration that Zerorez and other businesses can engage in free speech on social media without infringing…

Hopeless

This past week, the U.S. Soccer team terminated the contract of their infamous goalie Hope Solo. For 17 years, Solo was the face of the U.S. Women’s National Team, leading the women to world cup championships, Olympic victories, and receiving notoriety for a sport that is still “up and coming” in the country. Solo helped…