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How much crowd noise is too much crowd noise? It depends on who you ask, but there could be genuine health risks that pro sports leagues will need to consider down the road.
With the relocation of the Sharks' AHL team to San Jose and a league deal underway with GoPro, the Sharks' 25th anniversary season is setting up to be something very interesting, win or lose.
There's plenty to appreciate in the world of sports. But the most important appreciation is what's happening to the value of pro sports franchises.
Chris Borland's retirement sent a shockwave through the NFL, and the sport of football in general. Will participation in youth football continue to fall?
It's common internationally and the NBA is already taking steps. Will sponsorships on jerseys soon be mainstream in the United States?


Andy Dolich is's Sports Business contributor. Dolich has had executive positions in the NBA, MLB, NHL and is a guest columnist for Sports Business Journal.