Memorial Day LinkThink

Some holiday reads…

  1. Patrick Hruby’s latest newsletter is one of the best deep dives on NCAA NIL yet, framed around the question of a return of NCAA video games.

The NCAA working group’s NIL recommendations pretend otherwise for a simple reason: college sports amateurism is a legal house of cards, and allowing a new game will hasten its collapse. Meanwhile, everyone who loves and misses EA Sports’ franchise is paying the price.

  1. Formula E racer disqualified for using an esports ringer in a virtual race.
  2. Sexual Abuse Case in Global Soccer Puts FIFA Under Scrutiny Again.
  3. More on artificial crowd noise in broadcasts, for better or worse.
  4. Why the music of ‘The Last Dance’ hits so hard.

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