Daily Archives: May 9, 2020

On Due Process And The Lynch Mob

In 1838, shortly after an Illinois lynch mob put abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy to death and destroyed his press, Abraham Lincoln spoke to a group of fellow young men engaging in self-education and the arts of rhetoric at a lyceum in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Money Players

Money Players, by Armen Keteyian, Harvey Araton, and Martin F. Dardis This is a book that had to feel like it was a fiery expose of the problems of basketball when it was published in the late 1990’s.  For those … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line:  Observations and Arguments On The Sports Business, by Andrew Zimbalist I must admit I was a bit disappointed with this book.  The fact that this book was painted as being an academic work that features observations and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hoops!

Hoops!:  Confessions Of A College Basketball Analyst, by Billy Packer with Roland Lazenby This book is probably not as impressive as the author thinks it is.  Even so, despite not being particularly interested in Billy Packer on his own merits, … Continue reading

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