1. Why is competitive balance such an issue in major sports franchises?
Answers vary. One can deal with the idea that fairness is a way to increase the demand
across the league. If there is competitive imbalance, fans may be less willing to fol
1. The NCAA was formed because of the violence in the sport. Teddy Roosevelt summoned
13 university presidents to talk about playing rules. In 1906 it was called IAAUS and in
1910 the named changed to NCAA.
2. The Flutie Facto
1. What is the Roselle Rule in Football?
The Rozelle Rule, informally stated, says that if a player leaves team A and signs with
team B in free agency, then the teams need to come to a common ground for
compensation that team B needs to give to
Homework 5 (solutions)
1. Who is the league?
The league is the collection of owners acting in the best interest of all the teams.
2. Why is the fact that the NFL is a monopoly a good thing? Provide examples.
Several reasons, they might include: A monopoly