‘Holy Cross Prof. talks Super Bowl Bids and Banning Belly Putts’

American Public Media | KQED Northern California Public Radio | KUHF Houston Public Radio

May 22nd, 2013 by 

With the announcement of the 50th Super Bowl being held in the San Francisco Bay Area and the 51st in Houston the following year, it was a busy week for Victor Matheson, associate professor of economics at the College of the Holy Cross. He talked to KQED public radio’s morning show, “Forum,” about San Fran’s successful bid to host the big game.  Listen to the interview.

He also spoke with one of KQED’s bloggers about estimates on the Bay Area Super Bowl.  He said, “Claiming benefits of over $300 million for Super Bowls happens all the time, he said, but generally these studies are funded by football supporters, and they tend to make false assumptions.”  Read the blog post.

Matheson also spoke to KUHF public radio show, “Houston Matters,” about the City hosting the 51st Super Bowl. Listen to the interview.

He rounded out the week with an interview on American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” about golf officials banning what is known as the belly putter. He tells host Dan Gorenstein that sports focus on adding some razzle-dazzle. “We’ve seen lots of rule changes in the NBA and the NFL and hockey all designed to encourage more offense. More scoring,” he said. “But there’s a limit. Take baseball. Performance enhancing drugs helped drive the infamous homerun races between Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa.” Listen to the interview.

This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Cristal Steuer.

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

| More

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
10/17/14 Holy Cross Marks 25th Anniversary of El Salvador Murders With Series of Events
10/15/14 Grammy-Winning Holy Cross Professor to Give Talk on ‘The Birth of Stereophonic Recording’
10/15/14 ‘The Bottom Line: helping Worcester students obtain collegiate and professional success’
10/15/14 Lecture to Address Racial Bias in Context of Catholic Social Teaching
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Artist-in-Residence Cristina Pato and Renowned Composer Osvaldo Golijov to Lead Concert and Panel Discussion

Watch Video >
See video
Environmental Champion Slottje ’89 on Crusade to Protect America Against Fracking

Watch Video >
See video
Strong Alumni Support Makes for Record-Breaking Year in Giving to Holy Cross

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

10/23/2014

Celebrating 50 Years of Student Affairs at Holy Cross

See More >
10/25/2014

Craft Demonstrations by Refugee Artisans of Worcester

See More >
10/25/2014

Tableaux Vivants of the Italian Presepe

See More >
10/28/2014

Dinand in the Dark

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

10/10/14

‘Holy Cross’ Sean Gustin never rests’

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette profiled College of the Holy Cross student Sean Gustin ’16  as a stand out scholar- athlete who is a member of both the Crusader...

10/06/14

‘Any way the wind blows’

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette recently featured a photo gallery of the first annual New England Collegiate Marching Band Festival, hosted by the College of the Holy...

09/22/14

‘Tesla’s removal of patent restrictions a boost for electric cars’

Worcester Business Journal

In an op-ed for the Worcester Business Journal, Christine Fimognari ’15 discusses a decision by Tesla, a manufacturer of electric cars, to remove patent restrictions in the...