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Jake Mann

Jake Mann


Jake Mann covers sports, economics and politics for the Motley Fool.

Recent articles


Buffalo Bills for Sale: Are They Really Worth $1.1 Billion?

The Buffalo Bills are on the block. Should the NFL team really be valued at more than a billion dollars?


How Much Does a Top App Store Ranking Boosts Sales?

It's common sense that a top app-store ranking boosts sales, but by how much? New research appears to have found an answer.


Why the 2018 World Cup Could Be the Most Expensive Ever

The 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia, and there's reason to believe it will be the most expensive tournament in history.


How Spartan Race's NBC Deal Will Boost the Mud Run Industry

Spartan Race will now be on NBC for the foreseeable future. What does it mean for the mud run industry?


Why Jimmy Graham's New Contract Is Still Unfair

Jimmy Graham is now one of the highest paid players in the NFL. But should he be making more?


While MLB All-Star Game Ratings Decline, Sponsorships Are Thriving

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game is here. Do fans and sponsors still care about it?

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LeBron James' Return to Cleveland Is Worth Hundreds of Millions

LeBron James' return home makes the Cleveland Cavaliers favorites to win the NBA Finals. It also could generate millions for the franchise.


Is Fantasy Football Hurting NFL Game Attendance?

Fantasy sports and the NFL are booming. So is fake football good for real football?


Will FIFA Scandals Cause Major Sponsors to Pull Out?

If the allegations are true, FIFA could be the most corrupt sporting organization in the world. Will its sleaziness have consequences?


The Real Reason DirecTV Is Creating a Fantasy Football Channel

DirecTV will unveil a new fantasy football channel this season. What are the satellite TV provider's motives?


Does the World Cup Stunt Economic Growth?

New research suggests the World Cup may stunt economic growth. Is this really true?


Is Free Agency Ruining the NBA?

NBA free agency is in full swing. Is it bad for the league?


Will LinkedIn's Publishing Platform Fix Its Biggest Problem?

LinkedIn is quietly rolling out its publishing platform. Will it improve user engagement, and change the media industry in the process?


3 Ways FIFA Is Squeezing Billions out of the World Cup

Football isn't the most commercial-friendly sport in the world, but FIFA is still squeezing billions out of the World Cup. Here's how.


LeBron James' Free Agency Decision Affects More Than Just NBA Finals Odds

The team LeBron James plays for next season will likely be a favorite to win the NBA Finals. But the superstar's 'decision' also has significant business ramifications.


This $10,000 Technology Can Boost the Driverless Car Market

Driverless cars may roam the roads some day soon, and one new technology may get us closer to this future.

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Golfers Are More Marketable Than Most Athletes. But Why?

Men's golf is hardly the most popular sport in America. So why are its athletes so marketable?


Why Aren't Female Athletes Paid More?

Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid athletes is out, and just three women made the cut. It's clear the gender pay gap also exists in sports.


3 Ways Tesla's Patent Move Can Prove Critics Wrong

Tesla made waves last week when it took the padlock off its patent library. How can the move pay off over the long run?


Why Carmelo Anthony Should Be Banned From Joining the Miami Heat

There are rumors Carmelo Anthony will join the Miami Heat next year. But should he be allowed to?