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NFL To Let Cardinals Fans Preview Super Bowl XLIX Stadium App

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 21 / 14

The NFL at today’s Seahawks-Cardinals game will allow fans to preview the Super Bowl Stadium App in advance of the Feb. 1 game at Univ. of Phoenix Stadium. The mobile app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices, allows users to access three types of video content – in-game h...

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FCC Allows Snyder Station License Renewal

The FCC has “dismissed an attempt to block the broadcast license renewal of a radio station that belongs” to Redskins Owner Dan Snyder ( WASHINGTON POST, 12/19 ). An activist attorney was “seeking to strip” the license of a Virginia radio station “because the outlet ...

12/19/14
Braves Add Land For New Ballpark Parking

The Braves on Thursday announced that the club has "entered into an agreement to purchase a 9.5-acre parcel of land that currently houses the headquarters of Genuine Parts Company, which sits on Circle 75 Parkway near the site of the Braves stadium and mixed-use development." In Atlanta, Dan Klepal ...

Tags: Facilities

12/19/14
MLB Franchise Notes

Mariners President Kevin Mather said that the team at the end of the '14 season was $16M "over the budgeted payroll" at $107M. He said he "blew by" the approved budget. In Seattle, Ryan Divish noted Mather "wouldn't give an exact number" on the '15 payroll. But he said, "Our number is higher. [Exec ...

Tags: Franchises, MLB

12/19/14
Chick-Fil-A Takes Wizards Promo To Next Level

Wizards players recently expressed that they "wanted chicken" from Chick-fil-A after fans got loud for an in-game promotion involving the QSR, so the team and Chick-fil-A marketing execs on Thursday "arranged for a massive post-practice drop of Chick-fil-A food at Verizon Center," according to Dan S ...

Tags: Washington Wizards, Marketing and Sponsorship

12/19/14
Most Memorable Downloads From '14

THE DAILY compiled a list of the Daily Downloads that stood out over the past year. Below is the list in chronological order. LONG-DISTANCE CALL : Sketch comedy outfit Exploding Heads offered up a deliberately clueless Brit trying to handle play-by-play duties for an American football ...

Tags: Year End

12/19/14
Jackson, Barkley In War Of Words

TNT's Charles Barkley and Knicks President Phil Jackson "got into a little war of words" during last night's Knicks-Bulls game. During the telecast, Jackson tweeted  of Barkley's analysis, "do I have to mute this game? Chuck just remember your fundamental...key to [triangle]." Ba ...

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Sports Stories In USA Today's Most-Read

Four sports stories make USA TODAY's " 10 Most-Read" of '14 : No. 4: Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman , the NFL's first deaf offensive player, in a "moving Duracell commercial."  No. 5:  Tony Stewart 's sprint car wreck that resulted in the death of driver Kevin Ward . No. ...

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Today's Events....

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Laugh Track....Rally Hats

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Executive Transactions

Turner Sports Technical Manager  GREG GUNN is leaving the company and worked his last event on Thursday night. Gunn received a nice on-air send-off by announcer KEVIN HARLAN in the final minute of the Knicks-Bulls game. Harlan said of Gunn, "He started at Turner in 1973, a veteran of Vietnam ...

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