Monthly Archives: October 2011

Andrew Brandt Optimistic About NBA Season

When it comes to sports law and business, there may be no bigger name than Andrew Brandt.  You most likely know him from his work with ESPN as an NFL business analyst. Brandt provided ESPN and its viewers with an … Continue reading

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Top Sports Lawyer Discusses IOC Doping and the UFL’s Last Chance at Solvency

When news broke recently that the International Court of Arbitration for Sport struck International Olympic Committee Rule 45 from existence and the United Football League canceled the rest of its season to avoid losing more money, we knew we needed … Continue reading

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Reebok EasyTone Refund Poised to be a Nightmare

Athletic apparel companies like Nike, Reebok, and Adidas, have long been part of the sports business landscape.  Nearly every major professional and NCAA team has an exclusive apparel deal with one of the major outfitters.  Any athlete with a household … Continue reading

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NBA Lockout Will Have Little Economic Impact

As the NBA lockout continues to drag on with no end in sight and the first two weeks of the regular season canceled, The Legal Blitz decided to find an expert who could tell us what in the world was … Continue reading

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Basking In The Philadelphia City Paper Spotlight

Let’s be honest, we here at The Legal Blitz are not ashamed of a little self promotion… so here is a lot of self promotion. Go check out J.F. Pirro’s feature on us appearing in today’s Philadelphia City Paper. It … Continue reading

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Sports on the Sabbath: Analysis of Religious Discrimination in Interscholastic Sports Scheduling

What happens when high school athletes are forced to decide between playing and praying? The law is undecided on how to handle alleged religious discrimination when it comes to interscholastic sports scheduling.  Patrick Sterk wrote the article, To Pray or … Continue reading

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Freedom Of Speech Isn’t Free For Professional Athletes

After learning that the NHL did not fine Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds for directing homophobic slurs at New York Rangers forward Sean Avery, we here at The Legal Blitz wondered what First Amendment rights, if any, professional athletes had. … Continue reading

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