Mend Your Busted Balls

That flat basketball or soccer ball that’s been sitting in your closet for the past few years won’t help you get back into shape in its current state. You always knew you’d repair it one day, and although today may not be that day you go through with it, at least it’s the one in which you find out how to do it. [More]

Jacksonville Jaguars Owner: If You Don't Have Season Tickets, You're Not A Fan

Jacksonville Jaguars Owner: If You Don't Have Season Tickets, You're Not A Fan

The Jacksonville Jaguars have traditionally had difficulty selling out home games, and the franchise is apparently so frustrated that it has resorted to insulting those who don’t buy tickets. While introducing the team’s new head coach, new owner Shahid Kahn said he’s only interested in hearing criticism from ticket buyers. [More]

NBA And Roku Wrecked My Dad's Great Christmas Present

NBA And Roku Wrecked My Dad's Great Christmas Present

John bought a really thoughtful Christmas present for his dad, a basketball fan: an NBA League Pass subscription, and a Roku so he could watch games on his TV instead of huddling in front of the computer. At least, this gift seemed like a really great idea until the League Pass app just stopped working. John and his dad aren’t the only ones who have this problem, but no one at Roku or at the NBA seems to care about the poor, game-less customers. They’ve already got fans’ money, after all. [More]

NBA Lockout Forces Hundreds Of Non-Millionaires Out Of Jobs

NBA Lockout Forces Hundreds Of Non-Millionaires Out Of Jobs

When a business entity the size of the NBA grinds to a halt, it’s the infrastructure workers who pay the greatest price. One estimate says that as many as 400 workers in the league have lost their jobs since owners started the lockout. [More]

Training For A Triathlon On The Cheap

Training For A Triathlon On The Cheap

Triathlons have shot up in popularity over the past few years, but how do you train without busting the bank? After all, you’re doing three sports in one, swimming, biking, and running. That means three different sports you have to buy equipment for. [More]

NBA Joins NFL In Pro Sports Lockout Club

NBA Joins NFL In Pro Sports Lockout Club

Professional sports owners are taking their balls and going home in droves these days, with the NBA announcing that, like the NFL, it will lock players out until they can get a new labor agreement sorted out. [More]

Rutgers Becomes Latest School To Sell Football Stadium Naming Rights

Rutgers Becomes Latest School To Sell Football Stadium Naming Rights

In contrast to the ubiquity of corporate-named stadiums in the NFL, the vast majority of college football stadiums have stuck with their traditional names. The dominoes may be starting to fall, though, after Rutgers sold the Rutgers Stadium naming rights to High Point Solutions for a reported $6.5 million over 10 years. [More]

Atlanta Thrashers Still Selling Season Tickets…After Move To Winnipeg Announced

Atlanta Thrashers Still Selling Season Tickets…After Move To Winnipeg Announced

Great news, hockey fans! Earlier today, you could still buy season tickets to watch the Atlanta Thrashers play during the 2011-12 NHL season. Even the best seats in the house are going to be pretty terrible, though, because the team announced this morning that it has been sold and is moving. To Winnipeg. Manitoba. Canada. Yet you could apparently still buy season tickets right up until the press conference. [More]

Lightning Fan Outsmarts HOA's No Sign Rule

Lightning Fan Outsmarts HOA's No Sign Rule

A Tampa Bay Lightning fan showed his support over his team getting into the Eastern Conference finals by putting a sign on his lawn that said “Go Bolts!” which was unfortunately in violation of his Homeowner Association’s “no signs” rule. They informed him of this violation via a letter with a picture of his house, a letter that also revealed a caveat. Security signs were allowed. So at the top of the sign he wrote in small letters, “Protected by:” and at the bottom he wrote “security.” Nice deke! [More]

Kansas Couple Convicted Of Ticket Scam, Sentenced To Prison

Kansas Couple Convicted Of Ticket Scam, Sentenced To Prison

A University of Kansas ticket official and her husband were convicted of aiding a $2 million illegal ticket ring in which they admitting to stealing and selling basketball and football tickets. [More]

How West Virginia Tax Money Ended Up In Phoenix Strippers' G-Strings

How West Virginia Tax Money Ended Up In Phoenix Strippers' G-Strings

The college football bowl system is alleged to be rife with corruption, some of which bubbled to the surface in an Arizona Republic report that identified rampant misuse of funds by Fiesta Bowl officials. [More]

DirecTV Has 750 Million Reasons To Hope There's A Football Season

DirecTV Has 750 Million Reasons To Hope There's A Football Season

If you’re a football fan fearful that there may not be an NFL season due to the labor dispute, at least be thankful that you’re not DirecTV and stand to lose between $600 million $750 million from the lack of football. [More]

Ticket Prices To Sporting Events At Madison Square Garden Will Soar Next Year

Ticket Prices To Sporting Events At Madison Square Garden Will Soar Next Year

In lieu of passing around a collection plate to pay Carmelo Anthony’s salary, Madison Square Garden announced Knicks ticket prices will rise by an average of 49 percent next year. New York Rangers hockey tickets will bump up 23 percent. [More]

All NCAA Tournament Games Will Stream For Free On iStuff

All NCAA Tournament Games Will Stream For Free On iStuff

Even for casual college basketball fans, it’s always been tough to work rather than keep an eye on NCAA tournament games. Now, for those with iPhones, it will be difficult to drive or take a bathroom break without distraction as well. [More]

Report: NFL Could Survive 2-Year Lockout

Report: NFL Could Survive 2-Year Lockout

When billionaires are locked in a labor struggle with millionaires, bet on the billionaires — especially if they’ve got guaranteed continuing revenue streams. NFL owners, who are expected to lock players out later this week due to a labor dispute, are in decent shape to last two seasons without any actual football, predicts Standard & Poor’s. [More]

YouTube Wants Live NBA, NHL Games

YouTube Wants Live NBA, NHL Games

YouTube foresees a future for itself in which it will host more than just cat videos and angry Hitler parodies. The Google-owned video repository is in talks with the NBA and NHL, as well as European soccer leagues, to broadcast live games. [More]

UConn Football Donor Demands His Millions Back Because He Didn't Get To Pick Coach

UConn Football Donor Demands His Millions Back Because He Didn't Get To Pick Coach

People who accept donations for colleges may want to start handing out receipts that indicate “all giving is final,” because moneybags donors are starting to ask for refunds. [More]

Yankees Cut Me Great Deal: 5 Tickets For The Price Of 6

Yankees Cut Me Great Deal: 5 Tickets For The Price Of 6

A Yankees fan who is so hardcore that he buys actual tickets to physically go to games, Scott not only has to deal with the failure to land Cliff Lee but also a missing ticket from his six-pack order. The screw-up is thanks to a mailing snafu he can’t seem to get the club to address. [More]