Category Archives: Roger Groves

The Players Championship Was A Bigger Win For Golf Than For Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods won his second Players Championship Sunday at the ever-challenging TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium Course.  It took him a dozen years to do so, but only four golfers in history won it twice.  2001 was the last time the #1 player won the Players. It was Tiger Woods then. It was Tiger Woods again.”

… read the entire piece at SportsMoney.

What Corporate CEOs And Floyd Mayweather Have In Common And Who’s Got the Better Job

“What do top media corporate CEOs and boxer Floyd Mayweather have in common?  The short answer is $30 million in compensation a year. Who’s got the better job?  Well if you want to have perpetual office hours, and depend on thousands of other people to implement your plans, and also depend on fickle irrational viewers of TV screens for your pay, then the CEO is your choice. But if you would rather have an altercation once a year, get Showtime to air it, and let them pay you the same money, then the boxer is your econo-hero.”

… read the full post from Roger Groves at SportsMoney.

Post Mortem NFL Draft — Bad Teams Pick Bad Players

Now that the 2013 NFL draft is over, and all the anticipation and emotionalism has subsided, we can get back to reality. And for this draft, like others, I can say the same thing I used to like to say in court when a witness let his education get in the way of his intelligence, “Your honor, the truth is not that complicated.”  The reality is that perennially good teams are good because they pick good people for the particular job. Bad teams are bad because despite being good people, they pick bad people for that job and add bad luck as a companion.  Another axiom fits: “Success and failure starts at the top.”

… Roger Groves dissects the more recent drafts of the Jacksonville Jaguars at SportsMoney.

ESPN and the SEC Make a Deal. So Who Needs the NCAA?

“We already know the tail wags the college football dog.  Television rights are the plasma of profitability for big time college football programs.  The TV rights equation is really played out in one of three scenarios: (1) TV and a school, (2) TV and a conference and/or (3) TV and the NCAA.  There was a time in the 1940’s when a few prominent schools established their own relationships with a major TV network. The NCAA sued, and the schools blinked.”

… read on for the entire piece by Roger Groves.

Cinderella Cannot Afford to Pay for National Championships in College Basketball. Michigan and Louisville Can.

“Every season purist lovers of college basketball hope to find a Florida Golf Coast with no money beating a financially-endowed tall cotton program. Eventually, right about final four or no later than the national championship game, reality sets in. The equation we don’t want to admit hits us in the face anew: Big money = Big Program= Final Four= National Champion.”

… read the entire piece at SportsMoney.