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Last Chance To Enter SBD/SBJ's Annual Super Bowl Bowl Pick 'Em

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 30 / 15

With the Patriots and Seahawks set to meet in Glendale for Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, SportsBusiness Daily 's and SportsBusiness Journal 's annual Super Bowl pick 'em contest is open. Test your prognostication skills against those of your fellow subscribers. Those who best predict the game'...

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Executive Transactions

SI Publisher BRENDAN RIPP has expanded his scope at the veteran sports media brand, as he will now also oversee the business operators of Golf, SI Golf Plus and Golf.com in addition to SI, SI Kids and serving as Time Inc.’s BOD rep in 120 Sports. Ripp, now Group Publisher at Time Inc. for sp ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Executive Transactions

Setting The Scene Ahead Of The Big Game

In Seattle, Geoff Baker reports four trucks with a "nearly 13-foot-high billboard on the back" that read "55 Abuse Cases Unanswered," along with a #GoodellMustGo hashtag were seen driving through the streets surrounding Super Bowl festivities in downtown Phoenix on Thursday. The trucks were "circlin ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Super Bowl

Marquette, Bucks Partner On Athletics Center

The Bucks and Marquette Univ. on Thursday announced a "new partnership that will include the construction of a multipurpose center that supports college and professional athletes as well as academic research and wellness initiatives," according to a front-page piece by Herzog & Walker of the MIL ...

Tags: Facilities, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

NFL: Officials Properly Inspected Deflategate Balls

NFL VP/Officiating Dean Blandino "finally spoke publicly on Thursday for the first time since the Patriots’ 'Deflategate' incident broke two weeks ago," and while he was "hamstrung because of the NFL’s investigation ... Blandino stated that the officials did everything properly before th ...

Tags: NFL, New England Patriots, Leagues and Governing Bodies

Many Former Patriots Currently In Media Jobs

In Boston, Chad Finn notes there are "at least 15 members of the Patriots’ three Super Bowl winning teams who have full- or part-time media gigs of varying degrees of prominence." NBC Sports' Rodney Harrison and ESPN's Tedy Bruschi "are national stars." Damien Woody is at ESPN, while Willie Mc ...

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Lynch's Beast Mode Apparel Line Taking Off

ESPN.com's Darren Rovell noted Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's Beast Mode clothing line is "in its infancy, but it has the makings of a legitimate operation." More than 1,000 hats "sold out" between the brand's online store and a temporary Scottsdale pop-up shop, where Lynch was "also selling a shirt t ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

Names In The News

BLOOMBERG NEWS' Farrell & Martin profiled Goldman Sachs Managing Dir GREG CAREY , who is "known in professional sports circles as the guru of stadium financing." Goldman Sachs said that under Carey, it "has worked on more than two dozen stadium deals" amounting to more than $11B in financing. C ...

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Gillette Stadium Adds Cross Insurance Pavilion

Maine-based Cross Insurance has "snagged the naming rights for a pavilion at Gillette Stadium," according to Jack Newsham of the BOSTON GLOBE. The announcement came six months after the Patriots filed suit against Bacardi for "backing out of a naming-rights deal for the pavilion." Cross Insurance ...

Tags: Facilities, New England Patriots, NFL

AHL Forms Five-Team Pacific Division

The AHL on Thursday formally announced that its BOG approved the creation of a Pacific Division, beginning play in the ‘15-16 season. The new division will see the affiliates of five NHL teams -- the Ducks, Flames, Oilers, Kings and Sharks -- relocated to California, in what has been a ne ...

Tags: AHL, NHL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

NBA Extends Rights With China's Tencent

The NBA and China-based Internet service provider Tencent Holdings Limited on Thursday announced a five-year expansion of their deal that will create the league's largest int'l digital partnership. The new partnership will be effective July 1, 2015. As the Exclusive Official Digital Partner of the N ...

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