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Jake Mann

Jake Mann

JakeMann

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

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What’s an NBA All-Star Game Worth to Charlotte?

The NBA might allow Charlotte to host the 2017 All-Star Game, but a few upgrades must be made first. Should the city pursue the opportunity?


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Why Mark Cuban’s Anti-NFL Argument Is Flawed

He's one of the most successful businessmen in the sports world, but Mark Cuban's view of the NFL is severely flawed.


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What Do Television-Inspired 5Ks Tell Us About the Obstacle Race Industry?

Mud runs might draw the biggest crowds, but new, TV-inspired 5Ks are gaining momentum.


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Why the David Ortiz Contract Extension Was a Smart Decision by the Red Sox

David Ortiz has a new contract extension with the defending World Series champions. Despite what some critics say, it is the perfect move.


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Why Putting ‘Chelsea Lately’ on Netflix Is a Horrible Idea

Some people think the streaming video platform should sign Chelsea Handler. I'm not one of them -- unless significant changes are made to her product

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What ‘Star Wars: Attack Squadrons’ Means for the Galaxy Far, Far Away

LucasArts and Disney are developing a new star-fighting game, and it's good news for Star Wars fans.


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Why Anheuser-Busch Is Right: MLB Opening Day Should be a National Holiday

MLB Opening Day is less than two weeks away, and one company wants to change how Americans celebrate it.


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3 Ways Quiznos Can Fix its Biggest Problem

Quiznos is in need of an overhaul. Where should the sandwich maker start?


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Should Employers Ban the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Work?

Millions of Americans watch the NCAA Tournament during work every year, and potentially, billions of dollars are at stake.


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How Much Is an NCAA Basketball Tournament Bid Worth?

Every year, millions of dollars change hands during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Which teams make the most?

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Why Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Should Survive Until at Least 2016

Marvel's superhero TV series has drawn lower ratings than some predicted, but that's O.K.


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Technology is Reshaping Baseball, And It’s Not Just Moneyball That’s Responsible

Baseball is a complex sport with many variables, something a handful of clubs are using to their advantage.


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How Much Did Marcus Smart Cost Himself by Coming Back to School?

College basketball's best athletes can make a lot of money if they're chosen in the NBA draft. One prospect, though, has likely lost out on millions because he came back to school an extra year.


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Lessons From NFL Free Agency: Examining the Good and the Bad Business Moves

As free agents dart between the league's 32 teams, some have made smart business moves, while others have dropped the ball.


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Will New Streaming Service NFL Now Help Boost the League’s Online Presence?

The National Football League will introduce a new streaming video service next season called NFL Now. What's the real objective here?

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3 Reasons ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Could Be Marvel’s Next Billion-Dollar Movie

The next "Captain America" film is right around the corner, and despite its critics, I believe it can surpass a billion dollars at the box office.


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What Does Rashard Mendenhall’s Early Retirement Reveal About the Business of Pro Football?

Rashard Mendenhall has retired from the NFL in his prime. The rarity of this move demands a deeper exploration into the current state of football.


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What’s the Moon Worth?

The moon isn't made of cheese, it's made of something far more valuable.


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Why Do Nike’s New Buccaneers and U.S. Soccer Jerseys Have the Sports World Buzzing?

Like clockwork, Nike continues to revamp its jerseys. Do the latest upgrades have any special significance?


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3 Reasons ‘Jurassic World’ Is Headed in the Right Direction

The fourth Jurassic Park film is set to hit theaters next summer, and early details surrounding the dino-drama are promising.