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Jake Mann

Jake Mann


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

Recent articles


Could the War Over Wrigley Field Expansion Cause the Cubs to Move to Rosemont?

There is a war raging between the Chicago Cubs and neighborhood rooftop owners. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig just took a side.


The Vernon Davis IPO Is Here. Should You Buy In?

Investors can finally buy shares of NFL tight end Vernon Davis. Is it smart to buy in?


How Golf Can Survive After Tiger Woods Retires

Tiger Woods will retire one day, and it may be sooner rather than later. How can golf survive when he's gone?

How the Arena Football League Made a Comeback: An Insider's Perspective

Arena football is back, and by some measures, it's better than ever. What's in store for the AFL?


Digital Baseball Cards Brighten Future for Topps

Just a few years ago, many thought trading cards were on their death bed. One company found a way to save them, and in turn, the company has made millions.


RG3's New Adidas Logo Is Smart Business, Bad Timing

Robert Griffin III and Adidas have unveiled a new "RG3" logo. Was it the right move?

Masters Amen Corner

The Money Behind The Masters

Although Augusta National doesn't release their official financials, it's possible to estimate how much money changes hands at The Masters.


How the Chicago Cubs Are Capitalizing on Wrigley Field's 100-Year Anniversary

The Chicago Cubs have been in Wrigley Field for a century, and the team isn't shy about promoting it. Are their marketing efforts good for business?

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Samsung’s Obama-Ortiz Selfie Doesn’t Deserve the Media Backlash

The Obama-Ortiz selfie caused quite a stir last week, but it doesn't deserve the media backlash it's received.

Why Did NCAA Final Four TV Ratings Drop?

This year's NCAA Tournament was one of the most exciting ever, so why did TV ratings fall during the Final Four?

Business of TW

How the Masters and Golf Suffer Without Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods won't compete in The Masters for the first time in nearly 20 years. How much will his absence hurt?


Should Donald Trump Buy the Buffalo Bills?

Donald Trump is rumored to be considering a purchase of the Buffalo Bills. Although the team is one of the NFL's worst, an investment could be a wise move for both sides.

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The New York Yankees Are Winning Baseball’s Social Media Battle

The Yankees haven't been the best on the baseball diamond lately, but they're winning the MLB's social media battle.


Why Is Under Armour Inc Getting Into NASCAR?

Under Armour is attaching its brand to NASCAR. What's the company's underlying goal?


The ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Could Kill the Comic-Book Movie Craze

The 'Fantastic Four' reboot is a risky venture, and not just for Fox. If the movie fails, it could take down an entire industry.


Is Miguel Cabrera’s New Contract the Worst in Baseball?

Miguel Cabrera is set to make a boatload of money. How does his new contract compare to other mega-deals in the MLB?


Brooklyn Nets Transfering Ownership to Russia Could Cause PR Problems

The Brooklyn Nets are considering an ownership transfer to Russia at the worst possible time.


Nike’s New Johnny Manziel Pro Day Collection Gear Is Genius Marketing

Nike just turned Johnny Manziel's pro day into a genius bit of marketing, and it has new gear to prove it.


How Much Is a Big-Time College Athlete Worth?

College sports are big-time business, and if unionization spreads beyond Northwestern, its players are the employees. How much money are they worth?


Northwestern Football Players’ Union Is About More Than Money

Many assume Northwestern football players are seeking unionization for a paycheck, but there's far more to this story than that.