The Economics of the Super Bowl

Roy GreenI’ll be on The Roy Green Show today, talking about the misleading economics of the Super Bowl.

In short, the NFL says the economic impact of hosting a Super Bowl is about $300 million. Serious sports economists say it’s closer to $30 million, for a whole host of reasons.

Tune in to find out why, on the Corus Radio Network in Canada at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

About Mark Yost
Mark Yost has been a professional writer for more than 25 years. He worked on The Wall Street Journal editorial page, both in New York and Brussels, and was a reporter for the Dow Jones Newswires. He has written extensively about arts, culture, books, cars, travel and the business of sports for the Journal, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and other publications. Mark Yost is the author of four nonfiction books, most recently, "Varsity Green: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Culture and Corruption of College Athletics." In Spring 2012, Mark Yost published his first novel, "Soft Target," introducing readers to Nick Mattera, a former Marine Corps explosives expert turned Chicago firefighter who runs into two al Qaeda terrorists who decide to open up a whole new in the War on Terror on the North Shore of Chicago. Add in an ambitious politician and Rachel Cohen, his gorgeous chief of staff who falls in love with Nick, and you have a fast-paced, action-packed, pulled-from-the-headlines story that has been described by reviewers as "Tom Clancy meets Backdraft meets Fifty Shades of Grey." In December 2013, Yost will release "The Cartel," the second book in the Nick Mattera Series and another all-too-real story. In "The Cartel," a newly elected President legalizes marijuana. But instead of ceding one of the most lucrative drug markets in the world to the U.S. government, the head of a powerful Mexican drug cartel decides to fight back. And the epicenter of this blockbuster tale of international intrigue is the neighborhood around Nick Mattera's firehouse. In addition to being a writer, Mark Yost is also a part-time firefighter and paramedic, which makes his tales all the more believable. Drawing from his own real-life experiences, "The Cartel" weaves a tale that's far too believable. Add in the steamy romance that continues between Nick and Rachel, and "The Cartel" is a book that early reviewers have said they simply can't put down.

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