University at Buffalo Sports Law students capped off their great semester with UB Sports Law day. We began the day visiting Jim Sandoro at the Pierce-Arrow Museum. Mr. Sandoro gave us a tour of the transportation museum while discussing the history of the museum and the surrounding neighborhood. In discussing the surrounding neighborhood Mr. Sandoro... Continue Reading →
The Major League Baseball season is under way which means there will be bat flips and home run celebrations. Inevitably, this means there will be benches-clearing brawls after a pitcher has made a “retaliation” pitch in on a batter that celebrates a home run. This exact sequence of events happened recently when Derek Dietrich hit... Continue Reading →
Once its greatest asset, the AAF’s proprietary technology platform may have led to Tom Dundon’s decision to cease the new football league’s operations. The Alliance of American Football (AAF) began its inaugural season earlier this year full of promise. The league hoped to be a supplemental league to the NFL, capitalizing on the NFL’s short... Continue Reading →
Trout’s enormous contract is an indication that Major League Baseball needs a salary cap. The fact of the matter is, if Trout was drafted by a cash-poor team like the Oakland Athletics or the Pittsburgh Pirates, he wouldn’t have made it to a second contract with that team and would’ve signed with a cash-rich team through free agency. Therefore, Major League Baseball can solve its problems by implementing a salary cap, which will give all of its fans hope, no matter what market they are in, and keep them engaged in the game of baseball all season long
The new MLB lineup rule aims to protect the integrity of the game and prevent any gambling scandal like the infamous Black Sox scandal of 1919. Major League Baseball has updated its policy and procedures regarding game lineups for the 2019-2020 season. Last year, MLB teams were allowed to announce their lineups whenever and however... Continue Reading →
Facing a lawsuit from Robert Vanech, the AAF must stay focused on its core business so that it does not end up like the USFL The Alliance of American Football (AAF) continues to stay in the headlines, but not for the right reasons. The AAF’s season started with a bang when it debuted on February... Continue Reading →
With Kaepernick’s case over, the NFL can now work on improving its broken relationship with players. The NFL and lawyers for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid announced on Friday that both parties had reached a settlement in their labor grievance cases. In their complaints, Kaepernick and Reid alleged that the NFL and its teams colluded... Continue Reading →
Kyler Murray seems to be choosing football now, but don’t be surprised if he changes his mind after a strong push by Major League Baseball.
As the NFL looks to improve its rules and cash in on legalized sports gambling, its best course of action may be to follow the Alliance of American Football.