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Raiders Acquire Steelers WR Antonio Brown; Brown To Be Highest Paid WR In NFL

The Oakland Raiders have acquired Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Raiders will send a 3rd and 5th round pick to the Steelers in exchange for the nine-year wide receiver, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Brown, 31, will receive a reworked contract that will make him the highest paid receiver in the NFL. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Brown...

NFL Regional Combine Wrap Up: Who Showed Up, Who Shined, And What’s Next

The path to the 2019 NFL Draft continued Saturday in Kansas City at the NFL Regional Scouting Combine. The 2nd Annual NFL Regional Scouting Combine Invitational took place at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs, inside the University of Kansas Health System Training Complex. 31 of college football's best...

The Internet Highway is the Future for Profits in Distribution

Previously this author wrote about Bundling to Change the Future. This article is about how distribution is still queen and wearing the pants in the form of the carrier that provides the digital broadband internet highway to distribute content.  According to CNBC, “Broadband is a higher-margin business than TV, which has become a near-term net loser for new bundlers of programming.” 

Edge of Extinction: Who’ll be the first to go in 2019 NFL QB class?

The 2019 NFL quarterback class hasn't generated the buzz of last year's prospects at the position. However, there are plenty of franchise quarterback candidates and future starters in the group. Even so, no NFL draft is an exact science, meaning these quarterbacks can prove doubters wrong. Of course, the right team must...

Regulating the Dealmakers

This author has written previously on the differences between agents and attorneys.  The first article was entitled “Ethical and Practical Implications and differences between Sports Agents and Attorneys,” and the second, “Lawyers, Agents, and the Blurred Lines Regulating Talent Representation.” A third article was written about the close relationships between agencies, streaming services, studios, and talent entitled...

Seedtime and harvest

The Anthem 5K Fitness Classic is Feb. 23 in Louisville, Ky. Last year's winner, Edwin Kibichly of Kenya, ran a 14:09 (4:33 per mile). As a Christ follower, his Twitter profile reads, "Don't give up on what God has called you to do. The end result is worth the pain." ...

Tech, Data, and You

Data and analytics pervades nearly aspect of our lives, especially in sports and media and more often now in entertainment.  The NHL now has smart pucks that track player use and engagement.  In some sense a genius move because it does not require the player to wear anything that invades his privacy further like a wrist band or...

Production Today: Getting your Film or Television Series to Market

With news that Major League Baseball is giving streaming rights to each of the individual 30 franchises, which is a full topic within itself when analyzing how baseball differs from the National Football League in local versus national contracts and distribution, it came to mind what it takes to produce a movie or television series.  The process...

New Professional Football Leagues Offer Alternative and Quest for Change

The buy-in is an emerging and growing one.  Turner-owned platforms TNT and Bleacher Report (BR) B/R LIVE will be airing/streaming the Alliance of American Football (Alliance) games beginning in February 2019.  The NFL Network, CBS, and CBS-owned CBS Sports Network round out the Alliance partners for coverage of all 40 games between the...

Trades Rock NBA as Mavs get Kristaps Porzingis

Well, that was fast! Thursday morning, Kristaps Porzingis let the Knicks’ brass know he was frustrated with the direction of the team and by Thursday afternoon, he was a Knick no more. New York will bring back Dennis Smith Jr. and clear a bunch of salary in the deal by receiving the expiring contracts of DeAndre Jordan...