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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sports Business

Kobe Bryant Reportedly Willing to Loan Players Money During Lockout

The NBA players are currently locked out by the NBA team owners who are seeking significant changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The common sentiment is that once players begin losing pay checks, they will cave on their desires. But if the Players’ Association can pool together money that can be distributed to players, they…Read More

Deion Sanders Disgraced Hall of Fame by Selling Out to Corporate Sponsor

Disgraceful. Disgusting. Shameful. Reprehensible. Sell out. Those were some of the words that came to mind as I witnessed Deion Sanders’ speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It wasn’t so much the speech that bothered me (though there are some aspects that made him seem phony). Rather, it was Deion’s choice to sully…Read More

Pac-12 Making the Upgrade with New National and Regional TV Deal

Upgrade today like the Pac-12 and Best Buy will buy it back when you’re ready for the next big thing Larry Scott continues to impress as the commissioner of the Pac-12. Since taking over as the conference’s commissioner two years ago, the conference has expanded from 10 to 12 teams, flirted with major programs like…Read More

NFL Lockout Reportedly Over After Sides Agree to Terms of New CBA

The best kept secret for sports fans seems to have finally come through: the lockout is over. There were several hints that the players would approve the terms of the new CBA on Monday, and FOX NFL reporter Jay Glazer confirmed the news early Monday morning. Glazer tweeted at 3:53am Monday morning that “Sources say…Read More

Rashard Mendenhall Sues Champion After Being Dropped Over 9/11 Tweets

Rashard Mendenhall is suing sports apparel company Champion after they dropped him as an endorser following his controversial 9/11 tweets. You may recall that in May that Mendenhall expressed his doubt that the airplanes could take out the twin towers in New York city. Mendenhall tried to “clarify” his thoughts a day later, but his…Read More

Michael Vick Reportedly Close to Endorsement Deal with MusclePharm

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick played like an MVP candidate last season, and all the attention he’s drawing from advertisers is the latest indication that he’s making a full-on recovery from his time in prison. He reached a two-year deal with equipment manufacturer Unequal Technologies in January and produced huge dividends for the company. Shortly after…Read More

Nike Signs Michael Vick to a Deal, Makes Very Wise Business Decision

Roughly four years ago, Michael Vick pleaded guilty to federal dogfighting and gambling charges.  At the time, we wondered if his career would be over.  Many believed Vick would never rejoin the NFL as a starting quarterback, but that some team would likely give him a shot at securing a roster spot.  The Eagles volunteered…Read More

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