Featured Story

Subway Gets Last-Minute Deal To Air New Super Bowl Spot

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 01 / 15

Subway will debut a spot near the end of NBC's Super Bowl pregame show in a deal that was concluded just yesterday. The QSR last year bought a last-minute spot in the Super Bowl broadcast. Subway CMO Tony Pace this year was again negotiating almost until the last minute, and came up with a unit th...

Read More

More Stories

Pace Takes Reins Of Bears Front Office

Newly appointed Bears GM Ryan Pace "spoke for nearly 40 minutes Friday in the Mugs Halas Auditorium and offered little insight into his thoughts on a roster" of which he has "final control" ( Brad Biggs, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/11 ). In Chicago, Rich Campbell wrote Pace "spoke only in generalities Fr ...

Tags: Franchises, Chicago Bears, NFL

New Redskins GM To Lean On Draft

In DC, Liz Clarke noted new Redskins GM Scot McCloughan "laid out a philosophy of building an NFL team Friday that differs sharply from the approach the team has taken" previously under Owner Daniel Snyder. McCloughan "spoke with clarity and conviction about the merits of constructing rosters with ...

Tags: Franchises, NFL

Franchise Notes

In Phoenix, Paola Boivin wrote soccer's "growing presence" in the region suggests that it is possible an MLS franchise could "be in the Valley's future." MLS Exec VP/Communications Dan Courtemanche said that no expansion plans for Phoenix "are in place ... but the league is keeping a close eye on th ...

Tags: Franchises

Grant Hill, Colangelos Look To Bid On Hawks

NBA.com’s David Aldridge noted former NBAers Grant Hill and Junior Bridgeman have "joined to put together a bid to purchase” the Hawks, “a group that will also include” former Suns Owner Jerry Colangelo and his son, former Raptors President Bryan Colangelo. Hill “was pa ...

Tags: Franchises, NBA

Falcons Fans Unhappy With PSL Prices

Falcons fans "lashed out Thursday at the team’s prices for personal seat licenses in the new stadium under construction downtown," according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. The Falcons plan to "begin club-seat PSL sales Monday after receiving unanimous approval from the Geor ...

Tags: Franchises, NFL, Atlanta Falcons

Bears Hire Pace To Fill GM Role

The Bears on Thursday hired Saints Dir of Player Personnel Ryan Pace to be their GM, and in "making the 37-year-old the youngest GM in the NFL, they eschewed any connection to their recent checkered history," according to Campbell & Wiederer of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Pace was chosen over three oth ...

Tags: Franchises, NFL, Chicago Bears

MLSE Considers Asking Leiweke To Stay On

MLSE's efforts to find a replacement for outgoing President & CEO Tim Leiweke "have stalled in recent weeks, with some board members musing that the company should try to convince Leiweke to stay on board," according to Rick Westhead of TSN.ca. The BOD "has spent months interviewing possibl ...

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC, Franchises

ESPN Nixes Three Knicks Telecasts

ESPN on Thursday announced it will reduce the number of Knicks games on its upcoming schedule. The net dropped three upcoming appearances for the 5-34 Knicks -- against the Thunder on Jan. 28, the Nets on Feb. 6 and the Clippers on March 25 ( ESPN ). On Long Island, Neil Best notes ESPN "still has o ...

Tags: Franchises, New York Knicks, NBA

Hawks Initiate Sale Process

The Hawks today announced its owners have unanimously approved a plan to sell the franchise and operating rights to Philips Arena. Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment has retained Goldman Sachs and Inner Circle Sports to advise on the sale of the properties, which will commence immediately ...

Tags: Franchises, Atlanta Hawks, NBA

Bucks Rebuilding Ties With Corporate Community

Bucks President Peter Feigin on Tuesday said that the franchise has "a long way to go to rebuild the relationship" with the local corporate community, according to Don Walker of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Feigin noted that the Bucks have the "smallest season-ticket base" in the NBA, an estimate ...

Tags: Franchises, NBA, Milwaukee Bucks

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug