Maybe Super Bowl Ads Are Too Cheap

The price of a 30-second ad slot during the Super Bowl goes up every year. In 2012, ad time is going for $3,500,000 per spot, or $116,666.67 per second. But maybe everyone involved is looking at this wrong. Maybe the eyeballs of the nation and the free publicity that comes along with buying a slot during the game are worth more than that, and networks should truly let the market decide. [More]

Jacksonville Jaguars Owner: If You Don't Have Season Tickets, You're Not A Fan

Jacksonville Jaguars Owner: If You Don't Have Season Tickets, You're Not A Fan

The Jacksonville Jaguars have traditionally had difficulty selling out home games, and the franchise is apparently so frustrated that it has resorted to insulting those who don’t buy tickets. While introducing the team’s new head coach, new owner Shahid Kahn said he’s only interested in hearing criticism from ticket buyers. [More]

NFL Liberates Nighttime Thanksgiving Game From NFL Paywall

NFL Liberates Nighttime Thanksgiving Game From NFL Paywall

For years, football tradition held that there were two NFL games each Thanksgiving. The league added a third game, played at night, and placed it on the NFL Network, which many cable subscribers need to pay an extra monthly fee to watch. Starting next year, all three Thanksgiving games will be on network TV, with the late game moving to NBC. [More]

Hacker Admits To Splicing Porn Into Comcast's Super Bowl Broadcast

Hacker Admits To Splicing Porn Into Comcast's Super Bowl Broadcast

Back in February 2009, Comcast’s standard-def broadcast of the Steelers-Cardinals Super Bowl in the Tucson area shifted to porn for 37 seconds. The incident was a black eye for Comcast and caused the company to apologize by offering $10 rebates to offended customers. Now a man has admitted to hacking Comcast’s signal to cause the craziness. [More]

ESPN No Longer "Ready For Some Football"

ESPN No Longer "Ready For Some Football"

In the aftermath of a politically-tinged controversy, the days in which Hank Williams Jr. introduces Monday Night Football games with “Are you ready for some football?” theme songs have come to an end. Depending on who you believe, Williams either quit or was fired. Maybe both happened. But in any case, fans who are sick of the tired jingle came out ahead. [More]

NFL: All 16.6 Million Ticket-Holders Should Receive Additional Frisking Before Entering Stadium

NFL: All 16.6 Million Ticket-Holders Should Receive Additional Frisking Before Entering Stadium

In the NFL, an illegal touching penalty will set your team back five yards. But the league has absolutely no problem with telling all 32 of its franchises that every fan should be frisked from the ankles-to-knees and then again from the waist up. [More]

Seven Former Players Sue NFL Over Concussions

Seven Former Players Sue NFL Over Concussions

One of the dark sides of pro football is the toll the game takes on players, leaving some with permanent brain injuries brought on by concussions. Seven former NFL players are suing the league over its handling of concussion-related injuries, alleging teams trained players to hit in ways that led to head injuries, failed to properly treat concussions and tried to hide links between the game and brain injuries. [More]

Rushing To Buy NFL Tickets Now May End Up Sacking Your Wallet

Rushing To Buy NFL Tickets Now May End Up Sacking Your Wallet

With the NFL lockout no longer in place, fans have been rushing to scoop up tickets. But experts say that frugal football fanatics could save more by waiting out this first wave of ticket-buying. [More]

NFL Lockout Over As Players Approve Deal

NFL Lockout Over As Players Approve Deal

As anticipated, the NFL Players Association has signed off on a deal ending the 4 1/2-month football lockout. The deal was approved by owners last week. Teams will be begin reporting to training camps on Wednesday. [More]

7 Months After Collapse, Metrodome Gets New Roof

7 Months After Collapse, Metrodome Gets New Roof

Everything fell apart for the Minnesota Vikings last year, in a disastrous season that saw its star quarterback fall from grace and snow obliterate the roof of their home stadium, the Metrodome. It’s been more than half a year since the collapse, but the Metrodome finally has a new roof. [More]

NFL Makes Contingency Plan For 8-Game Season

NFL Makes Contingency Plan For 8-Game Season

Should the NFL and its players be unable to work out their differences in a timely manner, the league is ready to go all Solomon-like and cut its regular season in half. While fans may be disappointed and team employees could be out half a season’s worth of pay, at least the Bills and Lions have hope of avoiding their traditional double-digit loss campaigns. [More]

Court Lets NFL Continue Lockout

Court Lets NFL Continue Lockout

After a couple early victories in court by players, the NFL has had its way in recent rulings involving its labor dispute. On Monday the league won a permanent stay of an injunction that forced the league to temporarily end its lockout. [More]

Judge Unlocks NFL, But League Will Push To Quickly Lock Back Down

Judge Unlocks NFL, But League Will Push To Quickly Lock Back Down

The NFL’s ugly labor dispute took a promising turn for fans hoping they don’t miss football this year on Monday, when a U.S. District judge ended the owners’ lockout. [More]

Pro Football Player Accused Of Stealing Beer From Casino Deli

Pro Football Player Accused Of Stealing Beer From Casino Deli

No matter how tough things may be for out-of-work pro football players, it’s doubtful they’re hard up enough for cash that they have to resort to swiping beer. [More]

Original Madden Video Game Creator Sues EA For Billions

Original Madden Video Game Creator Sues EA For Billions

Sports simulation games take strides to replicate their real-life counterparts, but Madden NFL game publisher EA would rather not be facing a legal dispute that somewhat echoes the NFL’s labor troubles. [More]

Cleveland Browns Fan Sues Team, NFL Over Lockout

Cleveland Browns Fan Sues Team, NFL Over Lockout

Even though an NFL work stoppage is the one thing that keeps the Cleveland Browns from embarrassing themselves, a fan of the team is suing the team and league over its lockout, claiming the league violated his personal seat license contract, which grants him the right to buy tickets. [More]

DirecTV Has 750 Million Reasons To Hope There's A Football Season

DirecTV Has 750 Million Reasons To Hope There's A Football Season

If you’re a football fan fearful that there may not be an NFL season due to the labor dispute, at least be thankful that you’re not DirecTV and stand to lose between $600 million $750 million from the lack of football. [More]

Disappointed Cincinnati Bengals Season Ticket Owners Send Bill To Team Owners

Disappointed Cincinnati Bengals Season Ticket Owners Send Bill To Team Owners

After yet another massive letdown of a season by the Cincinnati Bengals, two brothers in Ohio have decided not only to not renew their season tickets but to invoice the team’s owners for past games and related expenses. [More]