The Business and Politics of Sports

The Business an Politics of Sports contains over 100 of Evan Weiner’s columns that describe the power plays, players, media and political (federal, state and local) connections, which rule the 19 billion dollar a year business of sports. At the heart of Evan Weiner’s writing lies his belief that “it’s great to watch a game and report on it, but democracy deserves more More

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About Evan Weiner

Evan Weiner is an award winning journalist who is among a very small number of people who cover the politics and business of sports and how that relationship affects not only sports fans but the non-sports fan as well. Weiner began his journalism career while in high school at the age of 15 in 1971. He won two Associated Press Awards for radio news coverage in 1978 and 1979. He was presented with the United States Sports Academy's first ever Distinguished Service Award for Journalism in 2003 in Mobile, Alabama. Advisor to the SUNY Cortland Sports Business Management Program. The United States Sports Academy's 2010 Ronald Reagan Media Award.

He is the author of five books ,From Peach Baskets to Dance Halls and the Not-So-Stern NBA, America's Passion: How a Coal Miner's Game Became the NFL in the 20th Century, The Business and Politics of Sports -- 2005, The Business and Politics of Sports, Second Edition -- 2010 and 2014 Edition: The Business & Politics of Sports.

He has been quoted in 15 other books and his words were read into the United States House of Representatives Congressional record: July 14, 2004 - Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session.

He was been a columnist with the New York Sun and provided Westwood One Radio with daily commentaries between 1999 and 2006 called "The Business of Sports." He has also appeared on numerous television and radio shows both in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. He has been on msnbc and ABCNewsNow.

He writes for The Daily Beast about the politics of the sports and entertainment business.

Evan speaks on the business of politics of sports in colleges and universities as well as on cruise ships around the world.

In 2014, Evan will be part of a video documentary "Sons of Ben", the story of how a group of fans got a Major League Soccer team in the Philadelphia, PA market.

Videos

Evan with Sam Donaldson, April 16. 2005
Me and Sam Donaldson with Geoff Morrell talki'n baseball on ABC, guess it lack theatrics and false sincerity in fake fighting, no one was called a pinhead or had their mic cutoff. Terrible cable TV news send up but we had fun - ABCNews Now. Discussing the Washington Nationals franchise, April 16, 2005. Topics like this are in this book, a book that resides at the Widener Library at Harvard.

The Business of Sports 1997
This started the book

Evan video, August 2013
Evan talking about Detroit, Alex Rodriguez and the NFL

Evan receiving an award
Evan Weiner receiving the Ronald Reagan Award for journalism in Daphne, Alabama from the United States Sports Academy, January 7, 2011. Howard Cosell won the first award at that point I was merely the last.

Evan background
Evan telling film maker Paul Hirschberger about his background in journalism - Feb 07, 2012. Evan is scheduled to be part of Paul's documentary "Touchdown Israel". This is an out take.

Evan 1997 WBIS TV, Channel 31, New York
I have been doing this for a long time, issues in sports is me.

Evan 1997 WBIS TV, Channel 31, New York
Evan talking about the business of the NFL, March 12, 1997.

Evan 1997 WBIS TV, Channel 31, New York
April 2, 1997, final appearance on WBIS, Chanel 31, New York, talking about the Hartford Whalers and the NHL.

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