Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law
Andrew A. Schwartz, Quarterback by Committee: A Response in Memory of Dan Markel, 6 Harv. J. Sports & Ent. L. 159 (2015), available at https://scholar.law.colorado.edu/faculty-articles/410.
In Catalyzing Fans, Dan Markel, Michael McCann and Howard Wasserman propose so-called “Fan Action Committees” (“FACs”), whereby fans would crowdfund a sum of money and then spend it to influence the personnel decisions of their favorite teams. This Response — dedicated to the memory of Dan Markel — suggests that an effective FAC could upset a team’s overall hiring and compensation system, thereby risking a downturn in team performance to the detriment of all concerned.
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