SBJ/Feb. 14-20, 2011/People and Pop Culture

Faces and Places: At the Super Bowl

All around Super Bowl XLV

KEVIN KOSKI / NFLPA
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (left) and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith at the NFL Players Pulse Awards.
THOMAS HEGGANS JR.
The Wharton Sports Business Initiative and the Wharton Alumni Club of Dallas played host to a discussion on the “State of Business of Football” on Feb. 4 at Old Red Courthouse and Museum in downtown Dallas. From left: alumni chapter President Stacie Hyatt; WSBI Managing Director Derrick Heggans; Andrew Brandt, Wharton lecturer and former VP, Green Bay Packers; Professor Jeremi Duru of Temple University and the Fritz Pollard Alliance; SportsFanLive founder and president David Katz; Buffalo Bills SVP of business development Bruce Popko; moderator and Wharton professor Kenneth Shropshire; and Mori Taheripour of WSBI.
COURTESY OF HOWARD NUCHOW
With President George W. Bush and wife Laura at the game were co-heads of CAA Sports Michael Levine (left) and Howard Nuchow.




















GENESCO SPORTS ENTERPRISES
At the NFL’s Inner Circle Tailgate Party before the game (from left): Berkshire-Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Genesco Sports Enterprises CEO John Tatum and actor Harrison Ford.
THE GIVING BACK FUND
Actress Hilary Swank and Marc Pollick, president and founder of The Giving Back Fund, at the fund’s third annual Big Game Big Give event. The two-time Academy Award winner hosted the Dallas event at the private estate of Phil Romano on Feb. 5.

















Synergy Events VP of brand experience Tim Heath won this year’s SBD/SBJ Super Bowl Pick ‘Em. Heath beat 140 other entries by picking Packers over Steelers 31-26, Aaron Rodgers as MVP and Doritos toppping USA Today’s Ad Meter.










































































Golf Channel greetings

MARK ASHMAN / GOLF CHANNEL
Golf Channel reporter Kelly Tilghman (right) moderates a Q&A session with  NBC Sports Cable Group President Mark Lazarus (left) and new Golf Channel President Mike McCarley at an introductory function for all Golf Channel employees at Hard Rock Live Orlando on Feb. 2.




















Sports Forum in Louisville

CHRISTY SEAVER / NATIONAL SPORTS FORUM
Churchill Downs President and CEO Bob Evans addresses attendees of the National Sports Forum during the Budweiser Gala at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Feb. 1.
CHRISTY SEAVER / NATIONAL SPORTS FORUM
Rich Gutierrez (left) of Budweiser and NSF President Ron Seaver (right) present Kathy Schwab (second from left), Billy Friess, and Caitlin Moyer of the Milwaukee Brewers with the Sammy Award for best in print advertising.



























CHRISTY SEAVER / NATIONAL SPORTS FORUM
Nine teams of sports business master’s students participated in the fifth annual NSF Case Cup Competition at the National Sports Forum in Louisville, Ky. Each team studied using the local Muhammad Ali Center and delivered a 20-minute presentation. The University of Louisville’s team was named champion.


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