Major sports sponsor Anheuser-Busch on Tuesday roundly criticized the National Football League over a series of recent off-field scandals.» Read More
Earlier this week, Sports Business Journal broke the story that the NFL was starting a venture capital fund, with the owners willing to put in at least $32 million to invest in businesses. I knew I needed to comment on this, but, to be honest, I didn't think I was the most qualified. For that, I went to Dan Shanoff of Quickish, a media company focused on short-form, real-time news curation and discovery.
Last night, 60 Minutes aired a piece on superagent Drew Rosenhaus and mentioned that he was the main inspiration for "Jerry Maguire." The film's director Cameron Crowe chimed in after I suggested it was modeled more after agent Leigh Steinberg than Drew.
Another day of discussions intended to end the NBA lockout and CNBC's Darren Rovell has the latest details. If no agreement was reached today, NBA Commissioner David Stern says he will cancel the first two weeks of the season.
A new study out today from the Center for Responsive Politics ranked NFL teams by the volume of campaign money given by players, owners, executives and their spouses.
Aaron Rodgers continued to lead all NFL players in jersey sales in a new list released by the NFL on Wednesday. The list, which is based on sales on NFLShop.com, had the Packers quarterback on top, followed by Tom Brady and Mike Vick. Defensive players took the next two slots. Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, who finished first at the end of the regular season last year, came it in fourth, while Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was at fifth.
As founder of GSI Commerce, Michael Rubin is well-known in the business community. In the sports industry? Not so much. But Rubin is about to become one of the most influential people in the sports business.
What are some of the most notable multimillion-dollar sports injuries? Check out the list.
I've been surprised by a lot of naming rights deals, but never more surprised than last night when it was reported that Mercedes-Benz has signed a naming rights deal to put its name on the Superdome.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for years, the NFL, whose commissioner Roger Goodell saw his mother die from breast cancer, is doing its part by having its players wear pink on every from its cleats to towels to chin straps. But one professor has a study that shows that pink is not only not ideal, it could be detrimental to breast cancer fundraising.
MillerCoors filed a lawsuit against the New England Patriots on Monday afternoon after the America's second largest brewer claims the team reneged on an exclusive and more lucrative deal and chose to award that deal to its top competitor, Anheuser-Busch InBev, instead.
The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association has released its extensive study on team sports in America, arrived at by conducting more than 38,000 interviews earlier this year. Here are some of the most interesting facts.
Many athletes who lost their earning power couldn’t keep up with their mortgage payments and were faced with foreclosure. Click to see the list of athletes with foreclosed homes.
Solar is not just about public service; it's also about creating money, says David Crane, NRG Energy chairman & CEO. "We helped the Redskins create their solar-powered stadium," he adds.
Check out our list of rookie athletes who received huge paydays to play for major league teams!
Amy Barnett has been in the oversized American flag rental business for six years, but when the NFL called and said it needed to use her big flags stadiums around the country this past Sunday, Barnett had a problem.
As the NFL's Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints kicked off the football season on Thursday, even America's most popular sport finds that it isn't entirely spared by the recession.
Green Bay, Wisconsin, is one of my favorite places on earth. I know, it sound strange. Who'd pick the frozen tundra over the waves in Maui? Um, me.
Sharing insight into how the NFL league is faring financially since the recession and the latest on the stadium construction, with Mark Murphy, Green Bay Packers president/CEO and CNBC's Darren Rovell.
Weighing in on the employees that are able to work because the NFL lockout is over, with Robert Kraft, The Kraft Group chairman/CEO & New England Patriots owner.
When she was in high school, Barbara Cossman bought a magazine that had an audio chip in it. It was one of things that she never forgot. So when she came to the University of Michigan and became director of publications for the Wolverines, her dream was embed the audio file of a famous play into a gameday program. Saturday, Cossman's dream will become a reality, as Michigan has printed 15,000 programs to be sold for its game against Notre Dame. Each gameday program includes an audio file of "The Catch," Desmond Howard's famous touchdown against Notre Dame twenty years ago.