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Last season, the New York Islanders sold an official cupcake sponsorship, this season, it's an official tattoo shop deal.
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The mystery bidder that engaged in talks with the New York Mets during David Einhorn’s exclusivity period is former Glencore International trader Ray Bartoszek, according to a person familiar with the matter.
It has been in the works for months and in my mind for years. Today I can finally proudly announce that my new show "CNBC SportsBiz: Game On" is a reality. The show will air every Friday night at 7pm ET on Versus beginning next week, Sept. 9.
There's been much talk about the SEC's television contracts and how the addition of Texas A&M would change the conference. If the conference is different, even by one member, the thinking goes that the SEC could re-open its television deals with CBS and ESPN, deals that were signed in 2009 and now seem to be below market value. But adding A&M won't mean that CBS and ESPN will automatically have to pay more than the $825 million and the $2.25 billion they respectively agreed to pay for 15 years of rights. Why? Because there's already protections in its current contract.
It was quite a long shot when Michael Vick filed for bankruptcy in July 2008, but given the new six-year, $100 million contract the Eagles quarterback signed, the creditors are likely going to get back the $20.3 million Vick owes them.
Danica Patrick is expected to announce this week that she'll drive a full-time Nationwide schedule in 2012 with eyes on driving full-time in Sprint Cup, NASCAR's highest level, by 2013. Word of the announcement has understandably received a ton of buzz, especially considering NASCAR has lost many of the casual fans that flocked to the sport in the last decade after the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr. But Danica's arrival in NASCAR might come too late for NASCAR and for Patrick herself.
On Friday, ESPN's The Longhorn Network will debut. It's all Texas all the time and the money associated with the deal and the fear that it could cause them to leave the Big 12, has forced Texas A & M to look east and consider joining the SEC. And while everything is big for Texas -- a $150 million-plus athletic department budget and a stadium that now seats over 100,000 -- it's not necessarily the unstoppable financial juggernaut that so many have called them.
When the NFL lockout was over, all parties were declared winners — the owners would lose just one preseason game, the players would get to play and the fans would get to see them. In the speed of the final negotiations, it wasn't yet clear. Now it is. The players didn't get much. Let's break it down as simply as we can.
What are the most coveted games? TiqIQ, a ticket market intelligence site, provided us with the highest list prices for the entire season.
The fantasy around the offices of the NCAA is that the jersey numbers produced by the manufacturers have little to do with the players who play in them. The reality is that schools give specific numbers to the Nikes and the Under Armours of the world that correspond to the numbers of their biggest stars. No where is this more prevalent this fall than in Columbus, Ohio, where retailers are trying to deal with the glut of No. 2 Ohio State jerseys that they have. Embroiled in scandal, their star Terrelle Pryor is gone, but his jerseys are everywhere.
Top NASCAR teams can't let tiring parts ruin their chances to win a race. So what do they do? When any part reaches what is determined as 25 percent of its projected life, the teams throw it out. For years, NASCAR teams were tossing these parts into landfills, writing them off as the cost of doing business. That all has now changed thanks to the folks at Roush Yates Racing, who have found a way to get the parts that are being thrown off the car, tag them and re-sell them. In fact, 90 percent of a NASCAR racecar is now recycled in some way.
Keegan Bradley undoubtedly was feeling the pressure as he was closing out the PGA Championship last night in a playoff victory over Jason Dufner. After all, the difference between first and second was $540,000.
For all I know, the folks in the footwear department at Under Armour have a picture of me on their dartboard. For years, I've dissed their shoes. At least for me, they just didn't feel good. I know many in the marketplace felt the same way. But Under Armour didn't grow in the face of Nike because its executives were ready to lose. And after a much needed year off to regroup, I'm here to tell you that Under Armour is now armed with the shoe and the idea that will at least give them a chance to grab some serious marketshare.
Dwight Howard was surprised at his home in an Orlando suburb on Wednesday by the folks at Skittles. The candy brand, owned by Wrigley, made a custom pinball machine featuring images of the Orlando Magic center accompanied by pictures of the candy. A slot in the front of the machine has room for about 30 packs of Skittles.
Professional athletes need people to make their lives run smoothly, so click ahead to see careers in sports that are performed outside of the spotlight.
One of the big mysteries in the business of the college game is how much donors pay for their seats at games. The ticket prices are public, but donation levels are rarely made explicit.
I've always been obsessed with crazy names. In 1997, as sports editor of the Northwestern Chronicle, I unveiled my first name team.
Tiger Woods is having an awful year. In the six tournaments he has completed, he has finished in an average position of 23rd. How badly is that hurting his bank account?
Mike Tyson has certainly had his ups and downs, but the 45-year-old who fought his last fight six years ago is more coveted in the collectible world now than he was during his career.
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