In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Howard Bryant writes that NCAA executives claim a players union would destroy college sports. But a look at baseball's free agency fight from 40 years ago shows why you shouldn't believe them.
In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes about how lockouts have become as routine as the changing of the season. If only fans realized they have the power to put a stop to it.
In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant makes a case against NBA and NFL owners who say a salary cap is necessary for parity, using the example of MLB's exciting pennant races.
Albert Pujols' contract with the Angels is a clear indication of Major League Baseball's strength and stability next to the uncertainty of Chris Paul's future in the NBA.
If the NBA wants to save its season and its own dignity instead of trying to push the players to the wall, it needs to consider a serious downsize.
Are there lessons in baseball's last round of labor strife for NBA commissioner David Stern? He is racing, like Philly-era Barkley on a fast break, toward a showdown.
It's time to take back the meaning of the regular seasons in professional baseball, basketball, hockey and football by cutting down on the number of games.
It's always a harbinger of hope, sure. But in this year's mixed-up, locked-out sports world, baseball's Opening Day is something else, too. It's shelter from the storm.
Did Brett Favre "big-time" the Vikings? Did LeBron James do the same to the Cavs? Here's one man's answer: If they did, it's only because Minnesota and Cleveland allowed them to.
Sports keeps getting bigger, not better. The expansionist tendencies of professional leagues and the NCAA are putting cash flow ahead of competition, Howard Bryant writes.