Sam Poser, Sterne Agee, shares his thoughts on the rivalry between Nike and Under Armour as the two companies battle it out for top athlete endorsers.» Read More
Last year, Under Armour used the Super Bowl to launch it’s new flagship product. This year, they have decided to remove themselves from the advertising scene at the big game.
The Super Bowl is a strange beast in that it's one of the only events where there isn't a true public sale.
The Chicago Cubs filed a lawsuit yesterday saying that Under Armour backed out of its five-year, $10.8 million sponsorship agreement.
Q: On Fast Money’s trader radar we look at the stock that was lighting up screens across Wall Street. Founded in 1996 by a former University of Maryland football player, this company set out to create a sweat-free T-shirt for athletes. The company has since taken athletic apparel one step further, by eliminating pesky labels with its lockertag heat seals. But today the maker of athletic apparel couldn’t quite perform, and investors felt the heat as the stock plummeted on disappointing fourth-quarter earnings results. Who is it?
Earlier this week, the National Football League Players Association was denied an appeal of a lawsuit brought about by retired NFL players, who claimed that the union failed to market their names and likenesses. We now have the list of how much the top 10 retired players were paid last year.
Our post about the "inaccuracy" of AT&T's BlackBerry bold spot generated a lot of comments but the best one might have come in yesterday from a reader who pointed us to a Sprint commercial that I've seen many times and didn't notice the mistake.
Futures are lower, after retail sales came in lower than expected, and after weakness in Europe due to poor earnings news from Deutsche Bank. The German bank expects a loss of about $6.4 billion. Trading down 10 percent pre-open.
Jim Rice, the Boston Red Sox outfielder, got into the Baseball Hall of Fame on his 15th and final try today and Cooperstown—a New York town—couldn't be happier.
Tomorrow afternoon will be the one day of the year I will be watching hockey as the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings play outside at Wrigley Field. The Bridgestone Winter Classic is the talk of the town and hockey outdoors has actually managed to get some big-time buzz. This morning, I spoke with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about the game.
In August, Arkansas businessman John Rogers bought one of the famous Honus Wagner cards for $1.62 million. It was only months ago and the economy certainly hasn't made things better. So we were confused when Rogers put it up for sale on eBay...
It's time to have some fun. Here's my top 10 list of what the New York Yankees could buy with the $423.5 million they paid for C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Mark Teixeira. Please note, it's not all of these.
At a Modell’s I visited this morning, they had a special that advertised NFL replica jerseys– regularly $79.99– at $29.99 and $39.99. It was on select jerseys, but the special was supposed to be on Fridays and Saturdays. It, of course, was a Thursday.
With a rising consumer interest in the fantasy sports marketplace (7% over the past five years in the United States and Canada), I wanted to focus on some of the key trends that will serve as discussion points over the next 1-3 years.
Over the past couple weeks, I've been on many radio shows and the hosts naturally ask me about the economy and sports. One area that I didn't think I was strong as I could be in was the baseball free agent question.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
The same people who laughed at the notion of a 24-hour sports network and a 24-hour weather network would certainly laugh today at the robust business of scouting journalism and the broadcasts of both the NFL Draft and the NFL Combine.
Update II: After yesterday, I wasn't so sure that my prediction that the Jets would not get the $25,000 average for Coaches Club personal seat licenses would hold up. But things haven't been in the Jets' favor on Day 2 of the auction on eBay's StubHub.
Devin Hester might be in the game for an average of 20 plays or so, but the Bears kick returner, and occasional wide receiver, certainly gets his bang for his marketing buck.
After a retail group says to expect the worst Christmas in years, what will Nike earnings on Wednesday reveal about the outlook for holiday spending?
The high school basketball player who bucked the trend and left the college and the NBA game in the dust by signing with a team in Europe has signed a shoe deal.