October 23 - 29, 2017 Vol. 20 — No. 27

Top Stories

  • Sponsors taking their case to NFL on protests

    The controversy swirling around players kneeling during the national anthem is taking a toll on business, the NFL conceded, as several major sponsors have contacted the league to express their dissatisfaction with declining TV ratings and political turmoil.

  • Is oversaturation hurting ratings?

    As the NFL lurches toward another season of disappointing TV ratings, media executives once again are questioning whether there’s simply too much football.

  • StubHub to join NFL secondary market

    StubHub has signed a five-year deal with the NFL to become the league’s authorized secondary ticket partner, marking the first major outgrowth of the NFL’s recently approved open ticketing partnership with Ticketmaster.

  • What is future of NASCAR series?

    Faced with wide-ranging challenges, NASCAR stakeholders are trying to sort out the overall health of the sport’s two lower-rung national series.

  • Jeff Gordon’s next move

    As an equity partner in Hendrick Motorsports, retired driver Jeff Gordon has quietly taken an increasingly active role with the team.

  • First Look podcast: NFL everywhere

    In our First Look podcast this week, SBJ’s Abe Madkour, Bill King, Austin Karp and Daniel Kaplan discuss this week’s stories, including NFL ratings, controversies, owners meetings and more.

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