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NFL's First-Ever Draft Town Draws Big Crowds, While Goodell Still Faces Boo-BirdsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 01 / 15
When the NFL's Draft Town opened Thursday afternoon in Chicago, the fans "came in droves," and within minutes, the "transformed park was filled with thousands of football fans," according to Lolly Bowean of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The event is a "first for both the NFL and the city of Chicago," and Dra...
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In Dallas, Terry Egan hails the NHL''s new computerized stat- gathering system writing that league will go "from the 19th to the 21st century." Egan does note the stat the players most want is "ice ti
MLB "has reopened a search for an executive to run its broadcasting and marketing operations, leaving the beleaguered sport without a strategic leader two months before opening day," according to this
The CFL Board of Governors meet in Edmonton this week to determine the fate of the league. According to Marty York of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, the Shreveport Pirates, Birmingham Barracudas, Memphis M
With interviews beginning this week, NBPA President Buck Williams and the search committee plan to present three candidates to fill the vacant Exec Dir position to the 29 player reps for a vote during
CFL Commissioner Larry Smith is touting a poll in Montreal''s French-language paper, LA PRESSE, which shows that 68% believe the return of the CFL would be "beneficial" to the city. The Baltimore Stal
The NBPA''s firing of Exec Dir Simon Gourdine is an example of the union''s "dysfunctional" operation, according to Theresa Smith in Tacoma. Seen as "unresponsive" and "too agreeable to owners'' deman
Revenue-sharing "is on its way" for MLB franchises, according to USA TODAY. If all goes as planned, reports Hal Bodley, MLB owners will hold a special meeting next month in Chicago to vote on a plan "
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