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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 01 / 14

The HOUSTON CHRONICLE's John McClain writes of Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones and Texans Owner Bob McNair , "They have different personalities and management styles, but both are passionate about football and the NFL. They're respected voices who serve on league committees and believe they should do ...

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BILLS CLOSE TO GOAL THAT WILL KEEP THE TEAM IN BUFFALO

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MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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Tags: AHL, ESPN, Franchises, NBA, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Walt Disney

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BRAND EXTENSION, 101: ZAMBONI MERCHANDISE SURFACES

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