Archive for the ‘Sports Biz – Go Deep’ Category

Cari Champion Disrespected by Comedian Artie Lange’s Tweets

Mia talks about Artie Lange

When I read Artie Lange’s series of viciously scary tweets about Cari Champion, host of ESPN’s First Take, I immediately recognized this as a collective take-off your-earrings moment. The unending fight against  feels different to me now, though. Ten years ago, I would have used every curse word in my vocabulary, started a petition and […]

Hot Dog! Fans Pay Big Money For Food At The Stadium

Future Owner! Father & Son returning from Boston one-day trip to see Celtics.

  “Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks ….”  These days, those ball park snacks may set you back a pretty penny. The cost to grab a beer at an NFL game averages $7.28 and fans pay the jacked up prices. Have you ever wondered just how much the teams make on stadium concession sales? […]

ESPN’s Bill Simmons Suspended for Rant on Roger Goodell

ESPN's Bill_Simmons_by_David_Shankbone

Bill Simmons began working for ESPN in 2001. He is no stranger to their policies and guidelines so his profanity-laced commentary on Roger Goodell’s handling of the Ray Rice situation was not an off-the-cuff remark. ESPN chose to suspend the Grantland Editor-in-Chief for three (3) weeks. Commissioner Goodell continues to lose ground with fans, experts […]

P&G Cancels NFL Breast Cancer Month Initiative

Eagles-Steelers Breast Cancer Awareness Game with pink Terrible Towels.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced that it will pull its scheduled participation in an National Football League (NFL) event due to growing concerns over recent domestic violence incidents and allegations against some of the league’s players. As a previous SP post states, several brands have voiced their concerns with harshly worded statements. P&G is the […]

Brands Threaten to Break Ties with NFL

Stadium - Baltimore Ravens 2014. Photo Credit: Taylor Jackson

Sponsors and retailers have threatened to remove their branding from the National Football League (NFL) following the flurry of dreadful stories about some of the league’s most popular stars beginning with Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens . Currently, the NFL sponsors contribute upwards of  $1B in support of the league.  Anheuser-Busch issued a strong […]