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Derek Jeter’s Last Home Game Is A Perfect Retort to the Olbermann Rant

“Some people who love statistics love major league baseball. So through a statistical lens they experience, classify and define the sport. That seemed to be the way Keith Olbermann (“KO”) chose to define Derek Jeter’s place in history – statistically. He deftly noted for example that Jeter was not the statistical leader in runs scored, […]

The Heisman Definitional Dilemma

“The Heisman Memorial Trophy was conceived as an award to “the most outstanding” college football player. Fittingly, the very first winner was a player affectionately famous for being the “one man gang”. He was Jay Berwanger, University of Chicago. We can probably all agree that having the award is a laudable act that rewards virtue […]

NCAA Sues Its Own Agent And Further Eroding Itself

“The NCAA was complicit in using the name and likeness of former student-athletes in video games of EA Sports without player permission or compensation. The NCAA paid a company, Collegiate Licensing Company (“CLC”), to market and handles its intellectual property rights associated with this venture. In several lawsuits, the former players claimed the NCAA, EA […]

Copyright Reclamation For Songwriters Should Extend To Publicity Rights Reclamation For Former College Athletes

“An obscure provision of the United States copyright law allows a creator of music a right to recover control of that creation after 35 years even when that creator signed away his or her rights. These “termination rights” were pursued with success by the former “policeman”, Victor Willis, for his contribution in writing the hit […]