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Ben Roethlisberger has two Super Bowl rings and he’s heading for his third. But not many people are talking about the marketing bump he can receive if he joins an elite group of quarterbacks (Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Troy Aikman and Tom Brady) that have won three titles.
Today the NFL posted on Twitter that the New York Jets vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers was the most watched AFC Championship game ever, with an average of 54.8 million viewers. An early read on the Greenbay Packers vs. Chicago Bears put its ratings at 51.9 million average viewers.
The most exciting team in college football this past season played its home games in the state of Alabama.
There's a puzzling line of complaints/digs being hurled at General Motors about its plan to run ads during the Super Bowl. It goes something like this, "GM shouldn't be spending millions of dollars running spots during the Super Bowl because the company is just coming out of bankruptcy and should spend its money more prudently." I've seen variations of this criticism on line and heard it from several people at the Detroit Auto Show a few weeks ago.
With an event that almost always sees ticket prices that at least double the face value, I often wondered why the NFL didn't increase its ticket prices for the Super Bowl. After all, it's not like there would be much of a public backlash. It's hard to put up an argument when the average price of tickets jump to three or four times face once the two teams are set.
While the party is mostly invite-only, Inside Sports & Entertainment, a sports and entertainment company that sells corporate hospitality packages to most big sporting events, has been granted the exclusive right to sell about 600 tickets to the general public.
On the night of the BCS National Championship game between Oregon and Auburn, Sports Illustrated’s college football reporter Stewart Mandel sent out a tweet that mentioned a hilarious sign he saw at the game.
ESPN is announcing today its partnership with the University of Texas to form the Longhorn Network.
In what appears to be the most comprehensive report on sports fans and their drinking habits, a newly published study says that nearly 8 percent of fans leaving the measured sporting events were legally drunk. Doctors at the University of Minnesota took breathalyzer tests of 362 adult fans who attended 13 of the Major League Baseball games and three NFL games.
MLB announces how much the World Series winners get in bonus money. What about when an NFL player wins the Super Bowl?
Tennis video games aren’t annual titles, but when they hit the market they always seem to do better than expected.
The NFL AFC Divisional plays-offs are here, and with that is the much anticipated match up, on Sunday, between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots.
Although the accomplished racehorse has her choice of stallions, how she will fare as a broodmare is uncertain, the New York Times reports.
If you want to find out about the economic state of our nation, you can probably get a good indication by hanging out at a golf store. When we were in the midst of the economic crisis, golf stores and manufacturers weren’t doing well. The only reason people were buying new clubs was because retailers and manufacturers got together to offer insane trade-in and 2-for-1 deals.
The NCAA has posted the announced attendance numbers from the college football regular season. Here are some interesting facts.
I've learned a lot about the world of Twitter. What should you do? What's most important to focus on? Check out my 13 Golden Rules of Twitter.
The greatest moment in the BCS Championship Game Monday night wasn't Oregon tying the game with less than three minutes left. It wasn't Auburn freshman Michael Dyer resurrecting his run, leading up to the winning field goal...with only two seconds left.
For the fifth time in as many years an SEC team won the BCS national championship last night. What does that mean? It means that Auburn, based in the most fan rabid conference in the country, can expect to see a huge increase in licensing royalties. While schools have typically seen at least a 25 percent royalty bump after winning the national championship, I'm guessing Auburn's take is going rise by more than 50 percent.
Tuesday night The Onion hopes to peel back a layer of success by leaping from popular web site to the coveted spot leading into "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central.
When Oregon and Auburn take the field tonight to do battle for the BCS National Championship, two shoe and apparel brands will be facing off as well: Nike versus Under Armour.