Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup

“Andrew Zimbalist is a perpetual source of insight on the economics and administration of modern sports.”  -Bob Costas

For his third appearance in the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse -- and on the date of its release -- we celebrated the newest book by noted sports economist Andrew Zimbalist.

Athletes compete for national honor in Olympic and World Cup games.  But the road to these mega events is paved by big business.  How did both the Olympics and the World Cup evolve from noble sporting events to exhibits of excess?  And what is the "winner's curse?"

Listen in to our wide-ranging, fascinating Clubhouse conversation with Andrew Zimbalist...

Andrew Zimbalist is the country’s preeminent sports economist, a frequent sports industry consultant and media commentator, professor at Smith College, and author of many books, including The Sabermetric Revolution, Baseball and Billions, Circling the Bases, and In the Best Interests of Baseball.