Sports

  • recession, Sports

    Phillies Win, Threaten To Undermine The Recovery

    PHILADELPHIA–The New York Yankees failed to end the World Series last night with a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. For the superstitious among you, especially the Yankee fans, there’s an extraordinarily stupid “study” that says you should be extra fearful of a Phillies comeback in the series. Since 1930, when the Yankees have taken home […]

    / Nov 3, 2009 at 8:48 AM
  • Bear Stearns, Credit Suisse, Lehman, Sports

    The Bear Stearns Name Lives On…At Least On The Lacrosse Field!

    A few weeks after it was revealed that Bear Stearns would be acquired by JP Morgan Chase, the Wall Street Journal’s Kelly Evans reported on the unwritten fate of Bear Stearns champion lacrosse team. “Among the remaining questions hanging over Bear Stearns Cos. is this: What happens to its lacrosse team?” Evans wrote. “Bear Stearns […]

    / Jun 9, 2008 at 4:17 PM
  • Bond Trader, continuing education, Sports

    Bond Trader Tapped To Coach Oregon State Basketball

    Craig Robinson has gone from trading bonds for Morgan Stanley to coaching basketball at Oregon State, widely considered to be one of the toughest jobs in college basketball. The job was offered to at least three other top coaches before Robinson finally agreed to leave his spot as head coach at Brown. Robinson graduated from […]

    / Jun 3, 2008 at 4:14 PM
  • Sports

    The Best Basketball Team On Wall Street

    Former Yale basketball captain Josh Greenberg tapped former teammates and fellow Merrill Lynch analysts to build the city’s top white-collar basketball team, New York Magazine reports. Last week, the team won its fourth championship in the New York Corporate League. A team of Madison Square Garden employees went down to the Wall Street ballers 73-58 […]

    / Jun 2, 2008 at 8:45 AM
  • Sports

    Keep Moving The Chains!

    As regular readers know, we’re big fans of celebrity stock picking. This afternoon’s little spark of sunshine comes from the news that former Raider and Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Brown, will have a stock-picking column on at TheStreet.com. True to form, he is picking stocks like a slightly addled sportscaster, highly impressed by a team […]

    / May 15, 2008 at 2:39 PM
  • Sports

    “There Is A Lot Of Money To Be Made In These Sports”

    We’re generally amused by the efforts of Fox Business to package anything and everything as a business story (“The Britney Economy!” “The Business of Blow Jobs! More Time Effective Than Using Your Hand = Bigger Profits For You!” and so on and so forth). Like, we laugh at the clips and want to shake these […]

    / Feb 7, 2008 at 12:58 PM
  • Sports

    Erin Burnett: “One of the fiercest rivalries in college sports, and let us tell you, we are not fair and balanced on this story.”

    Eph you, purple cow. We always liked Trish better, anyway. (Nice use of the Fox tagline, though.) College Gameday Goes DIII [CNBC.com]

    / Nov 9, 2007 at 2:43 PM
  • Compensation, Hedge Funds, Sports

    Blowing Your Mind: Grossly Overpaid Bros Go To Bat For Equally Overcompensated Bro in Another Line Of Work

    Thank god, the money managers have weighed in and decided: A-Rod was entirely justified in opting out of the final three seasons of his contract with the Yankees. According to Daniel Alpert, a partner at Westwood Capital, a boutique investment bank in New York that specializes in mortgage and related securities, “there’s nothing cold blooded […]

    / Oct 30, 2007 at 12:11 PM
  • Merrill Lynch, Sports

    Stan O’Neal Has Got His Priorities Straight

    Isn’t it nice to know that Stanley O’Neal didn’t have any trouble fitting in time to play golf while his firm was busy losing billions of dollars? Bespoke Investors notes that while the MER chief may be horrible at making money, he’s actually got the best handicap of all his peers, which can probably be […]

    / Oct 26, 2007 at 2:37 PM
  • SEC, Sports

    Kind Of Surprised The SEC Didn’t Buy It

    The SEC implied yesterday afternoon that Dwight “Sean” Jones, former defensive lineman for the Raiders, Oilers, and Packers blocked regulators from examining the business records of his investment advisory firm, Amaroq. Jones allegedly evaded requests for information, and then told the SEC that the records were no longer available, because Opinion Polls & Market Research (There’s nothing […]

    / Sep 25, 2007 at 1:12 PM
  • Sports

    Umbro Hurt by Decline in Suburban Gym Uniform Sales

    Umbro, the sponsor of six English Premiership teams and the majority of suburban gym classes in the 1980s and 1990s, reported steep declines in sales and profit, sending shares down 17% today in London. Pretax profit for the first half of FY07 dropped 45% on a 49% drop in sales over the same period last […]

    / Sep 6, 2007 at 9:59 AM
  • Sports

    It’s a Great Day for a Ball Game; Let’s Lose Two

    Now that Labor Day has passed, it’s officially time to think about real sports – college and pro football, NBA pre-season and baseball pennant races (baseball up until Labor Day is merely a way to pass time). Moving to the top of the worst division in baseball (which I say begrudgingly, being a Pittsburgh Pirates […]

    / Sep 4, 2007 at 2:27 PM
  • FOREX, Sports

    Russia Strengthens Its Arsenal

    Who needs the best striker in the world (Thierry Henry) when the real power in English Premiership football is in getting backed by a Russian oligarch? From DealBook: Russian mining magnate Alisher Usmanov has acquired a stake in Arsenal from David Dein, the club’s former vice-chairman and a close ally of manager Arsene Wenger. The […]

    / Aug 31, 2007 at 9:46 AM
  • Banks, Credit Suisse, JPMorganChase, Lehman, Sports

    Runners not as challenged on Day 2

    Lehman may have dominated day one of the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge, but day 2 was more bearish for bankers, and bullish for GlaxoSmithKline. Day 2 also featured faster times overall. GlaxoSmithKline was responsible for two explosive runs on the women’s side, courtesy of over the counter diet drug Alli, and the fact that the […]

    / Jun 22, 2007 at 11:33 AM
  • Sports

    Why are these men so “relaxed?”

    DB Park Ranger Scott Bressler ventured to Central Park last night to snap some shots of the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge. Many of the participating organizations had tables set up to offer food, propaganda or team motivation. The News Corp table was perched right next to the Dow Jones table, probably so News Corp could […]

    / Jun 21, 2007 at 4:44 PM
  • Banks, Lehman, Sports

    You can’t outrun a Lehman girl

    The unofficial JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge results for race #1 are in, and times were predictably slower than last year, as bankers got much fatter. The top five finishers on the men’s side included only one bulge bracket BSD (that was taped to avoid drag). Mike Guastella from Morgan Stanley ran the 3.5 miles in […]

    / Jun 21, 2007 at 12:35 PM
  • Banks, CSFB, Goldman Sachs, JPMorganChase, Lehman, Morgan Stanley, Sports

    See Banker Run

    The JPMorgan Corporate Challenge kicks off tonight in Central Park at 7:00pm with the first of two 3.5 mile races. The event, which started in New York in 1977, is now held in 12 cities on five continents with over 200,000 participants from 7,000 organizations. The banks make up a large portion of the 15,000 […]

    / Jun 20, 2007 at 12:07 PM
  • Sports

    Football’s coming home

    For once an English Premiership Team isn’t going to be bought by a foreigner. British sportswear mogul Mike Ashley is set to buy Newcastle United, home of Alan Shearer’s ghost, Michael Owen’s injured legs, several notable losses in FA Cup finals and one cracking 5-nil victory over Man U, for $267mm. Mike Ashley is the […]

    / Jun 7, 2007 at 9:54 AM

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