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The road ahead for the NFL, and lessons for current, future executives

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 29 / 14

T he self-admitted mishandling of the Ray Rice situation by both the Baltimore Ravens and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been painful to observe for sports business professionals or, even closer to home, any father with daughters. It is reason...

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NFL's global timeline

Aug. 16, 1976 ■ The Mainichi Star Bowl, the first NFL game played outside of North America, is held in Tokyo, Japan. 1983 ■ Wembley Stadium in London hosts the NFL’s first game played in Europe. 1986 ■ Wembley hosts the first American Bowl, a series of international ...

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Team would challenge logistics

The NFL would confront a host of logistical challenges fielding a franchise in London. Some are obvious, like travel times and scheduling. But there are other, more subtle considerations, as well. “What about Tuesdays during the season when coaches and personnel people are bringing in peopl ...

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Surveying NFL fans in London

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