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Terry Lefton

Terry Lefton covers marketing, including sponsorships, licensing and merchandising, for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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12th men: Licensees line up to cheer for a Seahawks repeat

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 26 / 15

S ince the Green Bay Packers have four Super Bowl titles and a national following, we went to the recent Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show in Las Vegas anticipating that the Cheese-heads would be the choice of the retailers and manufacturers who ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Panini Signs Draft Prospect Johnny Manziel

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SportsBusiness Journal: Castrol renews deals with NFL, Peterson

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SportsBusiness Daily: Dante Exum Signs Deal With Panini

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SportsBusiness Daily: Teddy Bridgewater Inks Deal With Panini

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