Have you ever wondered how a monumental new sports stadium gets built? Why a major-league team "moves" from one city to another? How one city beats out a dozen competitors for an expansion franchise? Or what really happens behind closed doors, when billionaire team owners, cagey politicians, and pin-striped lawyers hash out the details that can make or break a city's dreams to attract or keep a team? In When the Game Is on the Line , Rick Horrow pulls back the curtain to reveal the real stories behind the biggest sports deals of the past twenty years, many of which he has brokered, to the tune of some 13 billion in infrastructure investment alone. Since his first battles squaring off against legendary Dolphins owner Joe Robbie and a backstabbing Miami City Commission, Horrow has tangled with some of the most colorful figures in sports management and civic development, including NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and golf superstar Jack Nicklaus. The results have included new stadiums in dozens of cities, off-season training facilities, league expansions and the bragging rights to go with them. When the Game Is on the Line takes you beyond the bleachers and into the smoke-filled rooms, where big egos clash, coalitions are built, and multi-million-dollar agreements are put in play. For anyone interested in the high-octane world where sports, politics, and business meet, When the Game Is on the Line is a must-read.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Rick Horrow, founder of Horrow Sports Ventures (a member of Omnicom Group, Inc., the world's leading marketing communications company) and visiting expert on sports law at Harvard Law School, is the nation's foremost consultant on public-private infrastructure initiatives. Currently consulting to the National Football League and the New York Olympic committee, he is a popular speaker, writer, and commentator on the law, business, and politics of sports, with regular spots on CNN, Sporting News Radio, ESPN, and CBS Sportsline. He lives in Jupiter, Florida.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My roomate in college is taking sports management classes and picked up this book in a Used Books bin. I flipped through it and found it to be just a bunch of SHINE. Horrow talks about himself, and doesn't offer any insight. You'd be better off spending the money elsewhere. Obviously, none of the commercial magazine reviewers took the time to read this 'thing'.
This book and its author are laughable. He offers no insights that any business person or sports fan couldn't get from the newspaper. All he does is talk about himself, saying how great he is and what he did = nothing special. So, why buy or read this book? I have no idea. A time-waster.