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Daniel Kaplan

Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NFL Lines Up "Random Acts Of Kickoff" Events Ahead Of '17 Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 17

Each NFL team in the coming weeks as part of the push to the season opener will have fan experience initiatives ranging from surprise player and celebrity appearances, team rallies with free merchandise and game tickets, to events supporting non-profit organizations in the community. The league is d...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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SportsBusiness Daily: Tough Mudder Looking To Expand Outside U.S.

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