National Football League


  • Super Bowl: More than a Game?  Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer takes a closer look at the world's most profitable sports league, the NFL, with Eric Grubman, NFL executive vice president.

  • Videogame Football Fights and Furors Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 5:36 PM ET
    While the video game industry courts its share of controversy, you might expect sports games to generally avoid ruffling feathers. Uh-uh. Some of the industry's biggest controversies have involved football video games. While they have fallen short of the furor that surrounded the hidden sex in the “Hot Coffee” minigame in "Grand Theft Auto," football games have had their share of head-scratching moments for investors and fans over the years. Here' are some of the polarizing and odd moments of th

    While the videogame industry courts its share of controversy, you might expect sports games to generally avoid ruffling feathers. Here are some polarizing and odd moments of the industry's most popular sport.

  • Playing Field Shifting for Football Video Game Industry Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 3:45 PM ET

    The 'Madden' franchise remains a sales juggernaut with little real competition in the console area. The mobile platform, however, still seems up for grabs.

  • In Videogames, Even Football Isn't Without Controversy Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 3:38 PM ET

    The NFL has been a part of the landscape for about as long as videogames have been around – and anything with such longevity tends to ruffle some feathers among both players and publishers.

  • Myths & Facts About The Super Bowl Ticket Market Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 12:58 PM ET

    I’ve received plenty of e-mail and tweets over the last couple days asking me about the Super Bowl ticket market that’s currently seeing tickets listed and sold in the $4,000 range. So let’s address some of the myths and facts.

  • Super Bowl by the Numbers  Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:41 PM ET

    The New England Patriots will play the New York Giants in the Super Bowl XLV in two weeks. CNBC's Darren Rovell looks at the economics of the big game.

  • Murdoch’s Trusted Outsider Takes a Larger Role Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 5:31 AM ET
    Chase Carey, Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation.

    Last August, as News Corporation scrambled to contain a phone-hacking scandal at its British newspaper unit, Chase Carey, the company’s president and chief operating officer, proposed an idea to his boss, Rupert Murdoch: buy back $5 billion worth of stock, the New York Times reports.

  • ‘Tebowing’ Bows to ‘Gronking’ Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 4:23 PM ET
    Rob Gronkowski

    Last week all we (me) could talk about was Tim Tebow. Then he ran into Tom Brady.

  • Fantasy Football, Real Opportunity Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 2:39 PM ET

    The game is not only a chance for more revenue, but also a way to entice a new generation of fans to telecasts and league-related internet content.

  • Cavoli: How to Create that Super Bowl Ad Buzz Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    Why do companies buy the most expensive ads on earth during the Super Bowl? The answer is simple, it's word of mouth. Ads last less than a minute, but getting people talking can keep your brand in the conversation for a long time. But you have to have a plan.

  • The NFL’s 10 Best Cheerleading Squads 2012 Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 12:11 PM ET
    The Raiderettes should be much higher on this list. The cheer team has a slew of sponsors, including categories such as beer, shoes, makeup, a hair salon, and nail salon, but the team’s website doesn’t really offer anything special for fans. It does translate many of its blog posts into Spanish, often doubling up posts on the team’s  The Raiderettes, however, do have a nice interface on their cheerleader bio pages, which include videos and individually selected photos of each member of the squad

    This year, a team with cheerleaders is guaranteed to make the Super Bowl, after Pittsburgh, the only AFC playoff team this year without cheerleaders, was eliminated.

  • His thoughts on the highly-anticipated Patriots game Robert Kraft, New England Patriots owner, who also says Tim Tebow's popularity is well-deserved.

  • Tebow, Brady Have Taken On Tough Endorsement Challenges Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 6:55 PM ET

    Tom Brady and Tim Tebow are plenty marketable. But the two quarterbacks have two prominent deals that aren't exactly in slam-dunk endorsement categories: men's shoes and underwear.

  • Tim Tebow - Through My Eyes

    Over the past year, Tim Tebow has grabbed the attention of the sports world. So much so, that his book “Through My Eyes,” written with Whitaker, was the best-selling sports book of the year. Nielsen Bookscan says that 185,000 books were sold, besting "ESPN: The Uncensored History, which sold 115,000 books in hardcover in 2011.

  • The 10 Best-Selling NFL Jerseys 2011 Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 4:29 PM ET
    It's the end of the NFL regular season, and that means it's time to find out who is among the most popular players this season. In a year where the National Football League was embroiled in its longest labor dispute ever, the popularity of this multibillion-dollar sports juggernaut has still managed to grow. An important component of football merchandising is jersey sales — which can be seen as a proxy for the most popular players in the sport. It's better than a poll because people have voted w

    Each year, NFLShop.com releases the best-selling jerseys in the NFL and their list is presented here. This list represents jersey sales from April 1 to Sept. 30, 2011.

  • New Era of Headware  Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell reports on New Era, a company that opened it's 11th flagship store in Los Angeles this month and provides headware for sports teams. Also, Pete Augustine, New Era president weighs in.

  • If Browns Shut Out Steelers, Kia Buyers Get Car Free Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 1:03 PM ET
    Cleveland Browns Stadium

    The last week of the calendar year is traditionally the Super Bowl for car dealers. And Bill Doraty, who owns a single Kia dealership in Medina, 30 miles south of Cleveland, is doing his part to try to make it even bigger. If the Cleveland Browns shut out the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, everyone who bought a Kia at his dealership this week gets their car for free.

  • Nike Takes Over NFL Apparel Deal  Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 8:41 AM ET

    This is the last year of the NFL's 10-year agreement with Reebok. Nike becomes the NFL's official provider of apparel in 2012, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • NBC is paying $950 million a year to extend its rights to Sunday Night Football through the 2022 season. But NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus told “CNBC SportsBiz” that he’s confident the entire NBC Universal family will make a profit off the investment.

  • Sunday Ticket In Your Car? DirecTVAuto Has Arrived Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 1:11 PM ET
    Direct TV Auto

    For $3,995, Firestone's company will provide you with the equipment -- a dish and receiver -- and DirecTV is only $6 more a month if you are already a DirecTV spacersubscriber. The programming you get in your car mirrors what you get in your house.