Tale Of The Tape: A’s $1.2M Coliseum Rent Vs. $1.1M Craig Gentry Salary
The current proposed lease extension for the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum calls for the team to pay $1.25 million in rent for the 2015 season, more than most Bay Area studio apartments, but a pretty skimpy dent in a Major League Baseball operating budget. By Comparison, backup outfielder Craig Gentry is being paid $1.15 million this year. So what kind of return on investment are the A’s getting? Let’s compare.
Tale Of The Tape: Winter Olympics In Sochi Vs. FIFA World Cup In Brazil
With both sites having their share of issues in hosting major international sporting events, we went to the tape to decide who was the worst host of 2014.
Tale Of The Tape: LeBron James Decision 1 Vs. Decision 2
Let’s compare LeBron James’ first decision to leave the Cavs to his decision to opt out with the Heat.
Tale Of The Tape: Better Biter – Tyson Vs. Suarez
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is the talk of the sports world after apparently biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini late in the final game of Group D’s World Cups opening round. Was the bite unprecedented? Not even for Suarez. Was it the most out-of-line tooth gouge in sports history? For that we need to measure it against Iron Mike Tyson’s 1997 munching of Evander Holyfield.
Tale Of The Tape: Better Work Distraction – World Cup Vs. March Madness
Noticed your productivity dipping at work lately? Perhaps thy World Cup fan in the cube next to you yelling “Golazo” every time someone scores is to blame? All that daytime TV watching is a big distraction at work, but is it the biggest time-suck in the sporting world? We put it up against the classic, the NCAA Tournament’s March Madness, to see what which is a better diversion.
World Cup Noisemakers: South Africa’s Vuvuzela V. Brazil’s Caxirola
With the FIFA ban on the mind-numbing drone sound of the Vuvuzela, Brazil debuts the maraca-like Caxirola, only to have it banned from stadiums too after angry fans threw theirs on the field in 2013 competitions. While both “instruments” are equally banned, are they equal when it comes to sheer cheering bliss?