Ladies and Gentlemen…

"MIKE TYSON IS THE NEW HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD!!!"

Or so the fearless prognosticators at ESPN.com tell us. Using the boxing simulation game Title Fight 2001 to determine a winner, they present to their loyal readers a blow-by-blow account of the hotly anticipated bout between boxing bad boy Mike Tyson and reigning champion Lennox Lewis. (Update: Lewis kicked Tyson's ass all over the ring, effectively ending Munch-a-Lot's career.)

This revisits ideas I have explored here and here. After recently returning from the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) annual conference, it shocked me to find that nobody is talking about these issues. Sport is changing — whether the change is in the distant future or not, we must begin considering the implications today.

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