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Interest in game research leads to majority stake in Pro Football Focus site

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 31 / 15

Cris Collinsworth is spending much of his time these days focused on his majority ownership of Pro Football Focus, an 11-year-old football analytics/information site he stumbled upon years ago. “I always wanted to hire a team of people th...

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