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

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May 22nd, 2013 by Holy Cross in the News

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.

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