National Football League


  • Classic Sports Posters Hit The Market Again Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 4:20 PM ET

    Many of us have long trashed the classic sports posters that graced our childhood bedrooms. They were marked up with tape or got ripped over the years. That's why I think what Adam Shopkorn is doing is amazing. Shopkorn is a friend of mine from my days at summer camp (Greylock in Beckett, Mass.) who has a great niche.

  • Athletes' Second Careers Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 5:25 PM ET
    On June 1, 2011, the Boston Celtics’ Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement from professional basketball. Both time and an Achilles injury had caught up with him, and now he would leave the court and fade into the sunset. Fortunately, he already has a record of off-court accomplishments under his belt, such as a movie career, a music career and even time served as a law enforcement official. For O’Neal, the question now is not what he will do for a second career, but which one he will pursue

    Click to see the second careers that athletes have pursued after they left the playing field once and for all.

  • QB Mike Vick Talks NFL, Endorsement Deal Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 12:36 PM ET

    Michael Vick came out of prison in 2009 seeking a second chance.  He got it with the Philadelphia Eagles, and that led to his first endorsement contract, in January, with padding maker Unequal Technologies.

  • Michael Vick: Protected in Football     Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 7:50 AM ET

    Discussing Unequal's expo pads used in professional football, with Robert Vito, Unequal Technologies and why Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, called the company to make chest and leg protectors with military level technology.

  • The Fate of Football Season     Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 2:55 PM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell with details on the latest round of legal wrangling in the ongoing NFL labor dispute/lockout.

  • NFL Head Met in Secret With Owners, Players Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 5:19 PM ET

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners have met the last two days with NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith, a group of players and a U.S. magistrate judge.

  • Hedge Fund Mangers and Pro Sports     Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    CNBC's David Faber and Gary Kaminsky discussing the growing list of hedge fund mangers buying stakes in major league teams, and then share some final thoughts on Mark Haines, who passes away suddenly at the age of 65.

  • David Einhorn's Move To Buy Mets Share A Shocking Turn Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 12:06 PM ET

    I'm shocked. I knew that there would someone who would agree to pay $200 million for a minority share of the New York Mets. I just didn't think it would David Einhorn of all people. If you don't know of Einhorn, he's not exactly a "sit back and watch" kind of guy.

  • Jet's Owner 'Positive' There'll Be Football Season Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 11:13 AM ET
    Braylon Edwards #17 and Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets celebrate on their way to defeating the New England Patriots.

    N.Y. Jets owner Woody Johnson is "positive" there will be a 2011 football season, he told CNBC Thursday.

  • NY Jets Owner: Sports, Politics & Business     Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 7:14 AM ET

    Discussing the season ahead for the Jets and Mitt Romney's Presidential aspirations, with Woody Johnson, New York Jets owner.

  • Kevin Durant's Marketability On The Rise Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:02 PM ET
    Forward Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Kevin Durant fans seemed to be up in arms with me on Twitter when I said that I thought the Oklahoma City Thunder forward needed a bit more personality to be more marketable. Durant does have deals with Nike, Gatorade, Panini, EA Sports, Skullcandy headphones and Degree Men, but I thought the small market and a reserved demeanor didn't exactly make him stand out besides his amazing on the court performance, that is.

  • NFL Players Advised: Stop Working Out     Monday, 16 May 2011 | 1:55 PM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell on NFL players being advised to not work out while negotiations continue during the lockout. The fear is, if any players get hurt, they could be released without pay once the lockout ends.

  • Agents Advise NFL Players Not To Work Out Monday, 16 May 2011 | 1:53 PM ET

    Several prominent agents have told their players not to do a stitch of working out as the NFL lockout continues. No lifting weights. No pickup basketball games. It's smart advice if the players want to make sure they're guaranteed their money for next season, if that season ever comes. When players get hurt during team-sanctioned mini-camps, they are covered. Any injury that they suffer still guarantees them the money that they are owed for that season.

  • Omada Rowing shoe

    Managing labor issues for the major sporting goods brands is a challenge. They often get their goods made in Asian countries that sometimes have no union support at factories that are charged with making many brands.

  • Jets Coach: 'Next Step is to Win the Super Bowl' Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 1:07 PM ET
    Rex Ryan

    "We have one goal from the top man Woody Johnson all the way down and that's to win a Super Bowl,," Rex Ryan told CNBC Thursday.

  • Jet's Super Bowl Strategy     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 12:24 PM ET

    New York Jets head coach, Rex Ryan discusses his strategy to get the Jet's to the Super Bowl.

  • Restaurant Ties Lockout Length To Free Beer Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 1:56 PM ET

    On Tuesday at five Beef O'Brady's in Florida and Mississippi, patrons got to drink free beer for an hour, thanks to a special promotion. Turns out that each day of the NFL lockout is worth an extra minute of free suds.

  • NFL Lockout Back on as Appeals Court Grants Stay Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 7:31 PM ET

    A federal appeals court in St. Louis late Friday granted the owners' request to temporarily put on hold U.S. District Judge Susan Nelson's ruling that lifted the lockout.

  • American Royalty Talks Football     Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 10:51 AM ET

    Tom Brady discusses the precarious state of football, with CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • NFL Draft Drama Ensues     Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 1:52 PM ET

    CNBC'S Darren Rovell with the latest details on the ongoing NFL labor dispute.