Amazon’s Asking Price For “TNF” Ad Package Draws Skepticism From Some Advertisers

Amazon sought $2.8M for a package that included inventory in each of its 10 “TNF” telecasts, as well as “other ad inventory across Amazon’s platform,” according to Alexandra Bruell of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. However, sources said that there were “skeptics among advertisers and not ev…

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Braves’ Schiller, Plant Talk Process Of New Mixed-Use Development Completed

By Austin Karp Just ahead of a tour of SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta mixed-use development on Thursday night, Braves President of Business Derek Schiller and President of Development Mike Plant took to the stage at the AXS Sports Facilities & Franchises conference to talk about getting th…

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NFL Players Face Difficult Dilemma As Many Factors Make Protesting A Tricky Proposition

There likely is a “visceral urge” for NFL players to protest in response to President Trump’s comments over the last few weeks, but the “decision to engage or not for many players is not automatic,” according to Jarrett Bell of USA TODAY. Some lesser-known players “probably resist pro…

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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk Issues Facing Sports Industry Heading Into ’18, Esports

By John Bauernfeind “Going Off The Grid” is a weekly survey of sports execs and personalities offering their thoughts on a handful of pressing (and trivial) issues in sports and pop culture. This week, panelists offer their opinions on the biggest issues in sports heading into ’18 and their high school nickn…

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Knicks Sign Website Company Squarespace To Deal, Including Jersey Sponsorship

By John Lombardo The Knicks are the latest NBA team to sign a jersey patch deal, agreeing to a three-year agreement with N.Y.-based Squarespace. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the website publishing company also will have its logo on the team’s practice jersey. Squarespace additionally will …

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Trump Threatens To Use Federal Tax Law To Punish NFL Over Anthem Protests

President Trump today threatened to “use federal tax law to penalize” the NFL over players who “kneel in protest during the national anthem as he sought to escalate a political fight that has resonated with his conservative base,” according to Peter Baker of the N.Y. TIMES. Trump said th…

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Dannon Signs Dak Prescott After Dropping Cam Newton; Other Sponsors Support Panthers QB

Dannon has signed Cowboys QB Dak Prescott as an endorser and has “already scheduled Prescott to shoot his first TV commercial” this week in Dallas, according to sources cited by Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. The yogurt brand on Thursday dropped Panthers QB Cam Newton as an endorser “following…

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Golden Knights Set To Face Off In Franchise’s First Game As Las Vegas Tragedy Looms

The Golden Knights on Friday play their first regular-season game in franchise history against the Stars in Dallas, already a “historic event two years in the making” that took on “added meaning this week” after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, according to Jesse Granger of the LAS VEGAS SU…

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