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Jordan Kobritz, Syndicated Columnist

Syndicated columnist

Jordan Kobritz is a former attorney, CPA, and Minor League Baseball team owner. He is a professor and the chair of the Sport Management Department at SUNY Cortland. Jordan maintains the blog: http://sportsbeyondthelines.com and can be reached at jordan.kobritz@cortland.edu.

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Kobritz: Accountability problem with NFL coaches’ firings

Beyond the Lines

Black Monday, the day following the last whistle of the 2018 NFL regular season, saw five head coaches walk the plank. With three in-season terminations, the firings left eight teams - one-quarter of the league – searching for a new coach.

Kobritz: The biggest sports story of 2019 is … sports betting

Beyond the Lines

This is the time of year when I usually do something I shouldn’t: make predictions! My crystal ball isn’t any more reliable than yours, but sports columnists are expected to go out on a limb and pretend they know something no one else does. It’s a hazard of the profession. But this year I’m determined to make it a risk - free exercise.

Kobritz: MLB & Cuba sign historic deal on Cuban players

Beyond the Lines

Major League Baseball (MLB) and the players’ union (MLBPA) have reached an agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation (CBF) that would legalize the transfer of baseball players from the Caribbean island to MLB.

Kobritz: Food at sports arenas, not as safe as you may think

Beyond the Lines

A live mouse in your Cracker Jack. Mouse droppings in a bag of cookies. Cockroaches in food storage rooms. Welcome to Coors Field in Denver, home of the Colorado Rockies.

Kobritz: Lance Armstrong laments his life and to no surprise, he’s unhappy

Beyond the Lines

Cue the violins and pass the hankies, Lance Armstrong is unhappy with his life.

Kobritz: NHL settles paltry $18.9M concussion lawsuit

Beyond the Lines

A second sports league has settled a concussion lawsuit brought by retired players, but that won’t end the litigation or the discussion of health- related issues associated with concussions.

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Kobritz: NASCAR facing challenges on, off the track

Beyond the Lines

NASCAR wrapped up its 71st season last week and although series winner Joey Logano had reason to celebrate, the same can’t be said for the governing.

Kobritz: Are MLB players replaceable?

Beyond the Lines

Bill James, often referred to as the father of analytics, has made significant contributions to baseball over a period of four decades. Now a senior advisor to the Boston Red Sox, James recently created a Twitter firestorm by saying, “If the players all retired tomorrow, we would replace them, the game would go on; in three years it would make no difference whatsoever. The players are NOT the game, any more than the beer vendors are.”

Kobritz: US Olympic Committee invokes nuclear option

Beyond the Lines

The United States Olympic Committee has finally responded to the most horrific sex abuse scandal – in terms of the sheer number of victims - in sports history.

Kobritz: Maryland football, university redefining the word debacle

Beyond the Lines

Embarrassing. Disgraceful. Shameful. Dysfunctional. Pathetic. Those are the words that come to mind when describing the fiasco that unfolded at the University of Maryland last week.

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