“Before you start digging your heels in for the 2014 NFL Draft, join BWB for lunch, networking and some Wild Turkey Spiced Bourbon.
No panels this year! Come kick back, shoot the breeze and hear some insightful speakers.
We will have a Q&A with Jamie Mottram, Director of Content Development at USA TODAY Sports Media Group to talk about, among other things, the rapid growth of the USAT sports properties, especially For The Win.
We will also be joined by Ryan Duffy, one of the correspondents of HBO’s Emmy-nominated VICE series and publisher of the soon-to-launch VICE Sports channel. Duffy and executive producer/creative director Will Kiersky will talk about the launch and the future of online sports video.
Former 2nd-round draft pick, 10-year pro with the Titans and Bengals, and current NFLPA player agent John Thornton will answer questions about the draft, the League and their processes from both unique perspectives.”
If you’re a fan of the NFL & in the NYC area, you should put this on your calendar. Click the link to RSVP for the May 8th event.
(NYDN) A Super Bowl win always provides an emotional lift to the winning fans.
But thanks to the recent legalization of marijuana, many Seattle Seahawks fans in Washington state experienced a physical lift as well as they watched while high during the game.
Alcohol and junk food consumption are always at peak levels on Super Bowl Sunday, but fans watching the Stoner Bowl — which featured the only NFL teams from the two states that legalized marijuana — had an extra vice to partake in if they so desired.
The NFL is good at fleecing taxpayers. It’s about a billion dollars a year I’ve calculated in public subsidies to NFL owners and this is a group that consists almost entirely of billionaires and yet receiving significant public subsidies every year.
The NFL raked in over $9 billion in revenues last season and the league is pushing team owners to triple that mark over the next decade.
With the league’s overwhelming success, many cities are eager to get a piece of the action, often offering billions in public subsidies to attract (or keep) football in their localities.
But with the NFL making record profits, is it right for cities to spend public money on these type of projects? Especially when over half of NFL team owners are ranked on the Forbes billionaire list?
No where is this illustrated more than in Los Angeles, which has been trying to lure the league back to the area ever since the Raiders and Rams left town 20 years ago. And though numerous economists have demonstrated that sports stadia don’t increase local economic activity, it hasn’t stopped debt-ridden cities like L.A. from approving a $1.2 billion dollar stadium deal that would be financed with nearly $350 million in taxpayer-backed bonds.