With the recent scandal surrounding the NFL, now may be the time for some sponsors to pull out, branding expert Gary Vaynerchuck told CNBC.» Read More
On Thursday night, word swirled around the Twitterverse that Chris Paul could be on his way to the Lakers in a trade with the Rockets and the Hornets. At best, the Hornets get a couple of starters and a draft pick. At worst? An all out PR disaster for the league within minutes of ratifying its 10-year Collective Bargaining Agreement with the players.
You won’t meet a more crazed group of Broncos fans than the guys at Love n Hate Elite Tattoo Studio in Denver. So when 22-year-old tattoo artist Josh Lucern heard his coworkers bashing on Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, he had to speak up.
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?
A surprising 5-1 record as the quarterback of the Denver Broncos has fans buying #15 Tim Tebow jerseys with confidence.
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.
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"
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.
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.
Why do people seem to hate Tim Tebow so much? Is the perception the reality? Or do haters come out stronger?
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.