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  • The Green Bay Packers are literally printing cash. The thus far undefeated and reigning Super Bowl champions are selling stock for the fifth time in their history today. The shares are said to have an actual value of about 3 cents, but the Packers are selling them for $250 each. It offers almost no benefits other than a place at the annual meeting and a piece of paper proving that you're an owner. The shares haven't been approved by the SEC, don't appreciate and won't move you up the season ticket waiting list. So why do the Packers do this?

  • Tebow's Performance Leads To More Jersey Sales Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 11:30 AM ET
    Tim Tebow

    A surprising 5-1 record as the quarterback of the Denver Broncos has fans buying #15 Tim Tebow jerseys with confidence.

  • The NFL’s 10 Most Underpaid Players Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 12:50 PM ET
    With the 2011 NFL season halfway over, the first 10 weeks have been marked by injuries, disappointments but also breakout performances. Of this year’s breakout players, many have only been in the league for a few seasons, and for these elite players their current contracts may be working against them. Although these premier players may not be making all-star salaries, when it comes time for them to negotiate a new contract, you can expect that their compensation will be more in line with their a

    With the 2011 NFL season halfway over, the first 10 weeks have been marked by injuries, disappointments but also breakout performances.

  • Last week, we gave you, our readers, a chance to vote for the next hot dog topping to be featured at Lambeau Field for the game against the Minnesota Vikings on November 14. We gave you three choices — artichoke dip, fried onion strings and buffalo sauce and cole slaw.

  • You Make The Call: The Packers Next Hot Dog Topping Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 4:21 PM ET

    Today, thanks to the find folks at Levy (who run the concessions in stadiums and ballparks around the country, we're offering a chance for our followers to name the next hot dog topping at a concession stand at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, where they already have something called "The Pigskin Pile-On"

  • Paid Tweets are a Gray Area for Athletes and Celebrities Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 1:57 PM ET

    Earlier this month, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick tweeted: "Check these prizes from the McDonald's monopoly game," and included a link. Next to the tweet it said "spon," which I assume meant sponsored. So I called up McDonald's and asked them if they were now sponsoring Michael Vick.

  • Colts Woes Put a Hurt on Indy Ticket Brokers Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 11:17 AM ET

    It’s been a tough year for Mike Peduto, one of the owners of Circle City Tickets, the largest sports ticket brokerage in Indianapolis. Demand has waned for Indiana Hoosiers basketball tickets. There’s virtually no demand for the Indiana Pacers on the secondary market. And then, the good old reliable Colts are off to an 0-7 start.

  • Tim Tebow

    Why do people seem to hate Tim Tebow so much? Is the perception the reality? Or do haters come out stronger?

  • Reaction: NFL Starts Venture Capital Firm Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 1:49 PM ET

    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.

  • Tom Cruise as Jerry Maguire

    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.

  • NBA: Game Over?     Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    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.

  • NFL Political Donations Show the League Leans Right Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 3:59 PM ET

    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.

  • Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

    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.

  • Sports Fans Will Soon Know About Michael Rubin Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 9:39 AM ET
    Kynetic

    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.

  • Million-Dollar Sports Injuries Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 5:18 PM ET
    On July 30, 2011, the Indianapolis Colts decided not to mess with success. They renewed the contract of star quarterback Peyton Manning who, in a fit of generosity, agreed to five more years of service for a mere . He didn’t need to be the highest paid player in the NFL, he said, and he would make do with the same $18 million a year that Tom Brady squeaked by on.It turned out to be a better deal than anyone realized. On Sept. 7, 2011, after problems recovering from neck surgery that he had under

    What are some of the most notable multimillion-dollar sports injuries? Check out the list.

  • Mercedes

    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. 

  • Torrey Smith of the Baltimore Ravens tries to pull in a pass against safety Eric Smith of the New York Jets on October 2, 2011. 

    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.

  • Athletes With Foreclosed Homes Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 12:15 PM ET
    The list of athletes who lost huge sums of money after their playing days ended is long. Evander Holyfield may have been fearsome in the ring, but that didn’t stop him from nearly losing his house in 2008. Jose Canseco was a force to be reckoned with when he played baseball in the major league, but after his steroid use was made public the money dried up and he had to resort to reality TV gigs to keep the bills paid.For many athletes who lose their former earning power, it’s not just the paychec

    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.