National Football League


  • 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.

  • Stubhub

    Last week, we interviewed Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard right after the company's announcement of dynamic ticketing. Since tickets are such a big part of being a sports fan, we're continuing that series today — an interview with the CEO of StubHub, Chris Tsakalakis.

  • Judge's NFL Ruling Leads To More Uncertainty Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 8:53 AM ET

    I want to tell you that Monday's ruling ordering the lockout to be lifted means football this upcoming season, but I can't. I don't know. And it's not as if I haven't asked. I've called as many lawyers as I could in between 6 p.m. and midnight last night.

  • Judge Orders End to NFL Lockout; Appeal Expected Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 6:15 PM ET

    A federal judge has sided with NFL players and granted their request for a preliminary injunction to lift the lockout.

  • Chad Ochocinco

    Last week, despite the labor battle, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell called an NFL player. He didn't just call any player. He called Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, who promptly tweeted about the conversation, saying it was an "amazing surprise." Goodell's choice was a good one, as it turns out that Chad Ochocinco is the most influential sports personality in the online world.

  • One-on-One With Ticketmaster CEO on Dynamic Pricing Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    Earlier this week, Ticketmaster  announced that it was partnering with a company called MarketShare to bring dynamic pricing to the tickets it sells. We've seen plenty of variable ticket pricing in which teams set different tiered prices based on what team they are playing, but dynamic pricing is more like airline pricing...

  • Does a Madden Cover Athlete Really Matter To Sales? Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 3:43 PM ET

    This year, the folks at Electronic Arts let fans decide who was going to be on the Madden '12 cover. They took one player from each team and have had a vote to get down to the final cover athlete.

  • Twitter

    I had seen the light. It was blinking. And it was calling my name. It wanted me to click. It wanted to show me the new tweets I had waiting for me. I had to resist. At 10:30 pm last Monday night, I began a voluntary six-day vacation from Twitter dubbed a "Tweetcation."

  • Basketball Star LeBron Turns to Soccer Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:01 AM ET
    lebron james

    LeBron James, the Miami Heat basketball star who is one of the US’s most bankable athletes, has become an unlikely part-owner of Liverpool football club, after striking a deal with Fenway Sports Group, the company that owns the team, according to the FT.

  • NFL Lockout Ruling to Take 'Couple of Weeks': Judge Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    The federal judge overseeing the NFL players' request to lift a lockout by the owners says it will take "a couple of weeks" to rule.

  • If You're An NFL Fan, Which Side Do You Root For? Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:58 AM ET

    I'm not going to give you an Q & A about what is going on today in Minnesota Federal Court. Why? Because I know you don't want to hear it. You care about one thing and that's a football season. So let me help answer the only question you care about. What has to happen in order for football to resume without a work stoppage?

  • Five Things We're Watching: April 6, 2011 Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 7:06 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    Key earnings bookends, the red hot rental market, and everyone's favorite toxic assets. Here's what we're watching.