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Mike Ozanian


Glen Rock, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Michael:

The NBA’s Most Valuable Teams 2021-22: New York Knicks Lead A Trio Now Worth Over $5 Billion Each

The average NBA team value has risen 13% since February, to $2.48 billion, behind record sponsorship revenue and high expectations for the league’s next media rights deal. → Read More

The NFL’s Most Valuable Teams 2021: Average Team Value Soars To $3.5 Billion As League Shrugs Off Pandemic Year

With lucrative new media deals and some fruitful investments, the NFL’s 32 teams are worth 14% more than last year on average as the Dallas Cowboys hold on to the top spot at $6.5 billion. → Read More

Lakers Valued At $5.5 Billion In Anschutz Sale To Dodgers Owners

The Los Angeles Lakers were valued at $5.5 billion in the sale of Philip Anschutz’s 27% stake to Los Angeles Dodgers owners Mark Walter and Todd Boehly. → Read More

World's Most Valuable Sports Teams 2021

The pandemic has caused a world of chaos for the sports industry, but billionaire owners are thriving, with the average value of the world’s top teams jumping 11%, to $3.4 billion. → Read More

New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft On NFL’s New Media Deals

Robert Kraft explains the NFL’s content distribution game plan. → Read More

European Super League Will Make Soccer’s Most Valuable Teams And Their Owners Richer

The top soccer tams and their owners are set to cash in with the creation of a new Super League. → Read More

The World’s Most Valuable Soccer Teams: Barcelona On Top At $4.8 Billion

Soccer Club values are up 30% on average in the past two years, as investors eye untapped potential in the sport's global appeal. → Read More

Baseball’s Most Valuable Teams: New York Yankees On Top At $5.25 Billion

There is a strong demand to buy Major League Baseball teams despite the big financial losses of 2020. Teams are now worth $1.9 billion on average, an all-time high. → Read More

Baseball’s Most Valuable Teams: Yankees On Top At $5.25 Billion

There is a strong demand to buy baseball teams despite big financial losses in 2020. → Read More

Atlanta Braves Lost $67 Million During 2020 Season

An empty ballpark and shortened season crushed the Braves' bottom line. → Read More

Former NFL Executive Eric Grubman Explains Why NFL Team Values Keep Rising

Buyers of NFL teams have not been disappointed. → Read More

MLB Teams Lost $1 Billion In 2020 On $2.5 Billion Profit Swing

The pandemic hit Major League Baseball extremely hard last season. → Read More

Los Angeles Dodgers Are Latest Champion To Quickly Reward New Investors

Just 13 months ago, Robert L. Plummer and Alan Smolinisky bought slightly less than 5% of the Los Angeles Dodgers combined. The value of the team is likely to keep rising. → Read More

An Expert’s Insight On College Football’s TV Revenue Outlook

My mentors were James Walker Michaels, Geoffrey N. Smith and William Baldwin. I started out in the statistics department of Forbes in the mid-'80s then transitioned to writing. I mainly wrote about high-priced stocks that I believed were doomed. Example: my story on CUC International pointed out how the company's aggressive accounting was masking a cash-flow problem. CUC's stock subsequently… → Read More

Orlando City SC Close To Being Sold For About $400 Million

The $400 milion price would represent an almost six-fold increase over the expansion fee. → Read More

NFL TV Ratings Post Strong Rebound While College Football Continues Decline

There’s a big gap thus far between college and professional football television viewership. → Read More

Steve Cohen Could Nab New York Mets For $2 Billion

MLB is likely to set a floor price of $2 billion for the Mets. → Read More

Here’s How Much The Fanatics Deal Is Worth To Paris Saint-Germain

PSG could be earning over $50 million a year from its Fanatics deal in just five years. → Read More

Saudi Arabia’s Hunt For Cheap Sports Assets

The investment fund is looking to snap up sports properties. → Read More

New York Mets’ Investors Had To Make Capital Calls For First Time Last Year

What was originally a great deal for investors has turned into a nightmare. → Read More