Links: Sports Law Blog
I've always loved the professional sports meta-game - that is, the constant battle that goes on between players, owners, and coaching staff for their respective slices of pie. A well-managed team, as we're seeing with the New England Patriots and the San Antonio Spurs, can stomp other teams regularly even when the league itself has rules designed to keep everyone on a level playing field. But with so much money on the line, and such complex rules to handle who gets what (commentary about the NFL's arcane rules regarding the salary cap and revenue sharing could fill entire books by themselves), there comes...lawyers.
The Sports Law Blog is a neat blog written by four sports-law professors. From Michael Vick's legal troubles, to the Joe Torre debacle, all sorts of issues are covered in the world of professional and quasi-professional (read: NCAA) sports. I suppose reading about the Baltimore Ravens' copyright suit is dreary to sports fans who are not lawyers, but I like to view it as just an off-the-field extension of all the on-the-field athletic prowess.