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January 2014

January 4, 2014 guest Bryan Price, the new Cincinnati Reds manager, replacing Dusty Baker. We discussed the aspects of taking over the managerial position. We also covered the year in sports and Male and Female Athletes of the year.

January 11, 2014 guest Dr. Nick Pappas, discussing the dark side of sports. We also covered Johnny Manziel declaring early for the NFL draft and the risks of staying in college, the Yankees paying 89% of the entire MLB Luxury Tax since it started 11years ago, no tailgating at this year's Super Bowl, Tim Tebow's new job as an analyst, and a High School basketball team lost its game due to the fans storming the court 1 second early and the opposing team making the technical foul shots.

January 18, 2014 guest John Vella, former tackle for the Oakland Raiders. We discussed this coming week's matchup along with John's career and what it was like to be an Oakland Raider during the 1970's. We also discussed Justin Tucker's claim that some people want to move the goal posts tighter to make field goals more difficult. We talked about A-Rod and how he is scheduled to lose $22M of his $24M salary, players making stupid plays that can sometimes cost their team the game, and the strategy of the New England punter when the ball went over his head in the playoffs.

John Vella, #75, with Art Shell and John Madden

January 25, 2014 Sports Econ 101 guest Bobby Michener, discussing sports memorabilia. We also reviewed the Seahawks/49er game and Richard Sherman's comments and clock management. We also talked about the Flames and Canucks fighting as soon as the opening puck was dropped - a scene right out of the movie, Slap Shot.