The Business & Politics of Sports: A Selection of Columns by Evan Weiner Second Edition

Everybody in America and around the world is paying in some way for sports, whether it is through taxes, cable TV bills, tax breaks or incentives. In a selection of his columns spanning from 1998 to the present, award winning journalist Evan Weiner connects the dots and shows how business, politics and sports are so closely interwoven. 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 seven 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. The Stern Years: 1984-2014. The Politics Of Sports Business 2017.

He has been quoted in 25 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, NewsMax, CN8 and ABCNewsNow.

He writes for The Daily Beast about the politics of the sports and entertainment business and has a daily podcast called, The Politics of Sports Business.

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

In 2015, Evan was featured in the movie documentary "Sons of Ben", the story of how a group of fans got a Major League Soccer team in the Philadelphia, PA market.

Evan can be reached at, and @evanjweiner on twitter.

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Evan speaking at college about sports business
Evan talking about the politics of sports stadiums and arenas, a book topic, Oct, 2011 at St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA.

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 things on sports issues for a long time, this from 1997, WBIS TV, Channel 31, New York, Febnruary 17, 1997.

Evan 1997 WBIS TV, Channel 31, New York
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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