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Jake Mann

Jake Mann


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

Recent articles


Will ‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff Succeed Where Others Failed?

The Walking Dead is already the top show on cable, but it has more ambitious plans. Will they work?

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Can This ESPN Competitor Take the Top Spot?

ESPN is a dominant part of the sports landscape, but a new venture is breathing down the network's neck.


Football Is Closer to Becoming Moneyball Than You May Think

A decade after the Oakland A's replaced conventional baseball wisdom with statistical analysis, NFL teams are finally following suit.


How Apple Plans to Fix Baseball’s Biggest Problem

Apple's iBeacon technology hasn't generated a ton of buzz, but it's about to make a major impact in the MLB.


Will ‘Fan vs. Machine’ Revolutionize Fantasy Sports?

Fan vs. Machine is a fantasy sports service that pits humans against computer algorithms. Is this the future?


3 Reasons the WWE Network Will Fail

The WWE Network is generating a ton of buzz, but there are a few reasons it could ultimately fail.


Baseball Myths: Should Your Best Hitter Still Be Batting Third?

One of baseball's biggest beliefs is that a team's best hitter should bat third. Can this myth be busted, or is it true?


How Much Money Will Jadeveon Clowney Make After the NFL Draft?

Jadeveon Clowney will most likely be a top five pick in this year's NFL draft, but how much money will he make?

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5 Reasons the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Movie Will Prove Critics Wrong

Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is generating a ton of buzz, but critics say the sci-fi comedy will flop. Here are five reasons they're wrong.


Should You Invest in E.J. Manuel, Fantex’s Next Publicly Traded Athlete?

E.J. Manuel is the latest athlete to present himself as an investible asset.


Does Moviefone Have to Go the Way of Kramer?

Moviefone is canning its iconic telephone line. Can the service, forever intertwined with Seinfeld's Kramer, save itself?


Will a Bad NFL Combine Kill a Prospect’s Draft Hopes?

The 2014 NFL combine is in full swing, but does a bad performance really matter when it comes to the draft?


The Growing Power of Twitter in Sports

New data shows that when we tweet, we love to tweet about sports. But why?

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How Peyton and Eli Manning’s Rap Song Foretold the Future of Mobile Fantasy Football

The Manning brothers' "Football On Your Phone" rap was a viral hit last year, but there's a lot of truth to it, particularly in the realm of fantasy football.

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1 Surprising Fact About Golf

The average golf fan is far more tech-savvy than most. What does this mean for the sport, and the business behind it?


The NFL is Eyeing Europe, But Soccer Will Always Rule the World

Some people believe American football and the NFL can eventually topple soccer as the world's favorite sport. I'm not one of them.


2014 NBA All-Star Game Offers Glimpse at the Future of Basketball

The NBA All-Star Game is more than a basketball contest in 2014. It's a chance for the league to shine a national spotlight on what its future may look like.


U.S. Speedskating Woes Mean Big Trouble for Under Armour

Under Armour's new speedskating suit was hyped as the best ever. But now, with U.S. Speedskating failing miserably at the Olympics, the company's innovative reputation is at risk.

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Derek Jeter’s Retirement Plan

Derek Jeter will hang up his Yankee pinstripes after this season. What's his retirement plan?


Will LeBron James’ TV Show Be a Slam Dunk on Starz?

LeBron James is the inspiration and producing talent behind a new TV show on Starz. Will it be a winner?