Sports Business


  • "Business Model" Premieres Tonight Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 2:16 PM ET

    My documentary, "Business Model: Inside the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue" premieres tonight on CNBC. Check out the opening of the show below.

  • Lenny Dykstra Is Back Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 5:08 PM ET
    Lenny Dykstra

    I'm not sure where he's living, but Lenny Dykstra is back in the investing game. The baseball great who filed for bankruptcy last year and lost both of his homes now has a Web site called Nails Investments.

  • Electronics Arts on Sale! Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 4:29 PM ET

    The news from Electronic Arts bordered on dismal for the company's third fiscal quarter, but the outlook is downright depressing for those investors long in these shares.

  • Intel's 'Super' Deal Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 2:21 PM ET

    Intel's no stranger to advertising on big time professional sports. I remember years ago watching the NBA playoffs, blown away that this esoteric chipmaker so important to us in Silicon Valley was actually trying to "brand" itself outside of geekdom.

  • Playboy Vs Maxim: Super Bowl XLIV Party Reviews Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 2:11 PM ET

    The Super Bowl party event belongs to the almost decade long battle between the men's skin mags, Playboy vs. Maxim.

  • The Black Widows Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 1:24 PM ET
    Before his untimely death, aspiring but unsuccessful screenwriter Ken McDavid strikes seeming gold when Helen Golay befriends him. She takes him off the streets, pays for rent, food and clothes. But, it’s a set-up. Helen and her friend Olga Rutterschmidt are ruthless con artists who take out life insurance policies on unsuspecting men and kill them in hit-and-run "accidents."Click ahead to find out how these "black widows" ultimately get trapped in their own web of lies and deceit.

    Helen and her friend Olga Rutterschmidt are ruthless con artists who take out life insurance policies on unsuspecting men and kill them in hit-and-run "accidents."

  • Leadership Lessons from the Super Bowl Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 11:56 AM ET

    While the worlds of on field sports action and the day-to-day grind of business life don’t often have a lot of common factors, what Sam Payton went through in calling the crucial play is something that anyone in a decision-making role can learn from.

  • Tiger and Google: The Spoof Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 11:23 AM ET

    It was a collective "awwwww" moment, when the "how to assemble a crib" came up at the end of the Google Super Bowl commercial.

  • EA in 'Play?' Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 10:39 AM ET
    Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    It's no secret Electronic Arts has been feeling some pressure lately. And when the company reports its third quarter tonight after the bell, we'll get the best indication yet as to just how tough times have gotten for the world's biggest game publisher.

  • Google Ad Shines In Super Bowl Ads Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 8:58 AM ET

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt once reportedly called the Super Bowl the "last bastion of unaccountable spending in corporate America."

  • Infamous Black Widows Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 7:01 PM ET
    Since the early 1970s, law enforcement authorities have noted a significant increase in the number of women convicted of murder. Their victims are typically close to them — quite frequently family members or close acquaintances. And the motive? It often involves personal gain — most often, life insurance policies naming the suspected murderess as the benefactor.Here, we take a look at some of the most notorious murder cases committed by women over the last century that involve their families and

    Here, we take a look at some of the most notorious murder cases over the last century committed by women and involving their families and friends as victims.

  • The Super Bowl Ad the NFL Didn’t Want You to See Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 1:52 PM ET
    The Billion Dollar Game by Allen St. John

    Judging from the pre-Super Bowl buzz around the Mancrunch.com commercial rejected by CBS, and the Focus on Families spot, which the network has agreed to air despite vehement protest, football fans could be excused for thinking that controversial Super Bowl spots are a new phenomenon. Not so says the author.

  • One-on-One With Archie Manning Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 1:19 PM ET
    Archie Manning

    Peyton has always been conscientious and he’s kind of intense and he’s got a good work ethic but to really be good at ads? I don’t know. His older brother Cooper was always kind of the family clown and comedian and I know he has helped Peyton a little bit with delivery.

  • What Makes Peyton A Winning Endorser Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 1:09 PM ET
    Peyton Manning

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning does as much off the field as he does on it. He has endorsement deals with MasterCard, Reebok, Sony, Oreo, DirecTV, Gatorade and Wheaties.

  • Super Bowl Financial Quiz Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 9:28 AM ET

    Each year, we test the financial knowledge of the Super Bowl opponents in a specially tailored quiz.

  • Should The NFL Allow Sale Of Wrong Gear For Haiti? Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 3:40 PM ET

    When the Super Bowl is over on Sunday, the gear that proclaims the wrong champion will be brought to WorldVision headquarters in Pennsylvania and eventually shipped to Haiti.

  • Risky Business: Insurance for Pizza Deliveries Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 9:57 AM ET

    As the biggest pizza delivery day of the year approaches in Super Bowl Sunday, pizza establishments are comforted by the fact that there are insurance companies that underwrite coverage on pizza delivery drivers in case there is an accident.

  • Is Olympic Marketing Rule Too Stringent? Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 9:49 AM ET

    While the goal is obviously to prevent ambush marketing, the rule certainly hurts Olympians from signing deals with non-sponsors since those companies are longshots to be granted waivers.

  • Nike Inks Ex-Nebraska Defensive Lineman Ndamukong Suh Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 6:15 PM ET

    Intent on locking up one of the odds-on favorites to be an NFL superstar, Nike has signed former Nebraska defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh to a contract.

  • Archie Cashing In On Super Bowl Matchup Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 3:04 PM ET
    Archie Manning

    As we suspected last week, Archie Manning is cashing in on the Super Bowl matchup between his son's team, the Indianapolis Colts, and his former team, the New Orleans Saints.

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