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Buccaneers Introducing Fan-Based Social Media App At Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 16

The app will allow fans who appear on the stadium's videoboards to receive clips on their smartphones and share them on social media for the first time ever.

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Book Excerpt: CAA Sports Is Created

Author James Andrew Miller's latest book, "Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency," is set to be released on Aug. 9, and both the N.Y. Times and Hollywood Reporter have excerpts from the book on their websites. The portion available on the Times' site specifically deal ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, CAA

Review Finds NFL Wrong On Heads Up's Survey

The NFL and USA Football have "sold Heads Up Football to thousands of leagues and parents as having been proved effective," claiming that the results of an independent study showed that the program reduced injuries, but that study "showed no such thing," according to a front-page piece by Alan Schwa ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

NBC's Request To Alter Parade Order Denied

NBC "lobbied unsuccessfully" to change the running order of the Rio Games' Opening Ceremony in an effort to put the U.S. team "near the back," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG NEWS. In the traditional Parade of Nations, teams "enter the arena in alphabetical order." A ROCOG spokesperson sa ...

Tags: NBC, Media, IOC

World Surf League Launches Jersey Line

The World Surf League has launched a jersey line, which "offers a new revenue stream for the league and a chance for fans to show support for a favorite surfer," according to Laylan Connelly of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. The jerseys have "surfers’ names and their chosen numbers, along with a ...

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Bears Reorganize Business Staff

The Bears yesterday announced a reorganization of business staff to account for the February departure of VP/Sales & Marketing CHRIS HIBBS , who left to become CRO for the new Rams stadium. Bears VP/Communications SCOTT HAGEL was promoted to Senior VP/Marketing & Communications after 20 y ...

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Vikings Select Firms To Build New HQ

The Vikings have selected K.C.-based Crawford Architects and Minneapolis-based Kraus-Anderson Construction to "design and build their new headquarters and practice facility" in Eagan, Minn., according to Nicole Norfleet of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The team hopes to "break ground on the project ...

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Broncos' Ellis, Elway Discuss Future Of Team

Broncos President & CEO Joe Ellis and Exec VP/Football Operations & GM John Elway yesterday "spoke somberly about their beloved owner Pat Bowlen," who is fighting Alzheimer's and has relinquished day-to-day control of the team, according to Nicki Jhabvala of the DENVER POST. Ellis said, "Mr. ...

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NBPA To Fund Health Insurance For Retired Players

The NBPA as part of an upgrade made to the CBA benefits package will "offer improved access to health insurance to more than 1,500 retired players," according to Zach Schonbrun of the N.Y. TIMES. The plan was "unilaterally enacted by the union and unanimously approved by player representatives ...

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NASCAR Pushes Back '17 Cup Start Times

NASCAR yesterday announced start times for its races next season, and there will be 11 Cup Series races that "will start later" in '17 "in hopes of finishing closer to prime time Sunday nights," according to Bob Pockrass of ESPN.com. Thirteen of the 36 points races in '17 will start at 3:00pm E ...

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Marketplace Roundup

In New Orleans, Ron Higgins reported LSU has signed a multiyear agreement with StubHub, making the ticket vendor the "official marketplace for LSU sports, including football tickets starting with the upcoming season." The partnership with LSU "marks StubHub's fourth SEC property on its roster of NCA ...

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