Ratings, Sponsors, Rule Innovations, Maybe The Pro Bowl Does Work?

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This week the usual lament when on that has flowed the Pro Bowl almost since its existence; after all Vince Lombardi once called it “The Toilet Bowl” because of its lack of insignificance, and Bill Parcells often found ways around coaching in the game because the losers of the … [Read more...]

Sports Biz Life With The Super Bowl-Bound Seahawks

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They have had a pretty amazing two year run, those Super Bowl bound Seattle Seahawks. One of the things that has made the run so impressive has been the change of culture on and off the field, starting with owner Paul Allen through to head coach Pete Carroll. That change is also … [Read more...]

Shedding Some Light On An Unconventional Super Bowl Opportunity…

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It’s not easy to cut through the clutter on Super Bowl Sunday without big bucks. However what about a brand, albeit not a consumer brand, that will have perhaps the biggest light shone on it, literally, during the game. They are not an NFL partner, not an ambush marketer, and you … [Read more...]

Is An Olympic Gamble On The Horizon?

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The past few weeks have been another whirlwind of activity around the fantasy sports and gaming space. There was the news that European soccer clubs like FC Barcelona were embracing pay fantasy sports more and more, a host of pieces on FanDuel and Draft Kings reporting record … [Read more...]

NFL Network Expands Its Signature Series…

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For the last several years the NFL Network and NFL Films have built “A Football Life” as their signature anthology series. From former players to coaches, owners and even teams, “A Football Life” tells the stories of some of the greatest, and most unique and sometimes tragic, … [Read more...]

Sports Media 3.0: Catching Up With The “JR” In “JR Sports Brief”

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We all know about the “YouTube Sensations,” the seemingly unknowns who have come along to dominate the social media and pop culture world with their quirky films, unique style, and niche coverage of topics of various sizes and interests. They drive views, engage fans and get … [Read more...]

Can Sport Business Win In Cuba?

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Much has been hyped and speculated about what role the opening of Cuba will have in American, and global business in the coming months and years. While most experts see this as a gradual turn, not something that can happen just overnight, with many cultural, financial and … [Read more...]

The View From The Bleachers: Catching Up with B/R Editor-in-Chief Joe Yanarella

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Joe Yanarella, a fellow 1985 Fordham University graduate, has had a 25+ year career in publishing, including stints as a sportswriter at two daily newspapers and management stops at two different print publishers. He joined Bleacher Report in 2009 as its first Editor-in-Chief, a … [Read more...]

Manning, Nationwide Score With Smart Promo…

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Maybe it’s something about quarterbacks and insurance; the fact they need more on the field is one thing, but the fact that their low key personalities tend to make them good brand ambassadors is probably more important. Aaron Rodgers discount double check campaign for State Farm … [Read more...]

A Galaxy Of PR Success…

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From Landon Donovan’s farewell tour to the news that a rival club was leaving and another one was coming in to their completed “First To Five,” culminating with an extra time win over the New England Revolution in MLS Cup, it was a thrilling and sometimes exhausting ride for the … [Read more...]