I encourage our readers to click through to this article on The Atlantic which looks into what the NCAA Tournament can tell researchers about the economic geography of sports. Check out the above map. This map was done by the Martin Prosperity Institute and it details the “distribution of sports occupations across metros, including both “athletes” and “coaches and scouts”. The key takeaway from the article is that it isnt the “major” sports markets like LA or NYC or DC that dominate the sports world, its the small and medium-sized communities that have much a higher economic concentration of jobs in the sporting world.
Super interesting article because the results of the study are quite simply surprising. Give it a looksee…then come back to the Deuce for videos of people getting hit in the crotch with things and stuff. You know how we do it! HOLLA!