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

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NFL Moves Commissioner's Super Bowl Address Up To Wednesday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 19 / 17

The NFL is moving the Commissioner  Roger Goodell 's   annual press conference from Friday to Wednesday, a major break with the tradition of Super Bowl week. The move could mean fewer reporters and owners attend, as many have not arrived by mid-week. The event has served as a bold-fac...

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