January 28 - February 3, 2013 Vol. 15 — No. 39

Top Stories

  • Can the NFL get to $25 billion?

    Thirty-five months ago, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell set a heady goal for team owners: triple the league’s then nearly $8.5 billion of revenue during the next 18 years. It was an aggressive pitch. Now, three years later, despite the league’s success and record-breaking popularity, the NFL is off the pace necessary to reach the target, with about $1 billion of revenue added since then.

  • Where’s the party in NOLA?

    New Orleans may be a town famous for all-day carousing, but the Super Bowl party scene will have some noticeable absences this week.

  • For Wilson and Ohio town, a tradition bound in leather

    In Ada, Ohio, population 5,947, the Wilson Sporting Goods factory has made each ball used in every NFL game, including Sunday’s Super Bowl, since 1955.

  • GMR, SportsMark merging

    Omnicom is merging GMR Marketing and SportsMark to form a single agency with expertise in strategic consulting and hospitality services. The agency will go by the GMR Marketing name and be headquartered in Milwaukee but have more than 850 full-time employees spread across 20 offices in 10 countries.

  • At Tennessee, Big Orange is struggling with red ink

    After staggering to losing football seasons in four of the last five years and seeing attendance drop to levels last seen in the 1970s, the Vols find themselves mired in more than $200 million of debt, the most in the SEC, with reserves of just $1.95 million.

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