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Raise your hand if you don’t want to see at least some sort of playoff in college football. Those of you who are college and university presidents and/or Athletic Directors are excluded from voting due to your obvious financial self-interest. The fact is, most fans of major college football are in favor of at least [...]

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On the field, “NFL football” and “cutthroat competition” are virtually indistinguishable phrases. However, off the field, in the realm of NFL paraphernalia, Reebok was the sole “team” possessing a monopoly in the market. In 2000, the NFL signed a ten-year licensing agreement that gave Reebok the exclusive rights to manufacture and sell jerseys, hats, [...]

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The Big Ten Conference is thinking expansion. On December 15, the athletic conference announced it would take the next twelve to eighteen months to consider adding additional schools to its ranks. Rumors and analyses of how it will play out have run rampant since the announcement (Frank the Tank’s Slant is [...]

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The Cleveland Browns have endured a lot of problems. The once-proud organization that produced four AFC and four NFL Championships during the 1940s and 1950s, along with hall-of-fame running back Jim Brown, is now remembered for its more infamous losses: “The Drive” and “The Fumble.” The Browns also endured the humiliation [...]

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Lawsuit May Endanger Survival of NCAA Video Games

On February 17, 2010 By JETLaw

Ed O’Bannon, a marketing director for an auto dealership in Las Vegas, may play a pivotal role in forever changing how the NCAA does business. O’Bannon was a star basketball player for UCLA in the mid-1990s, and now he’s at the forefront of a class action antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA [...]

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After a legal battle stretching over the past four years, a federal judge has ruled that well-known sports artist Daniel Moore did not commit trademark infringement by painting notable scenes at University of Alabama football games. Moore authored his first painting paying homage to Alabama football almost 30 years ago; it [...]

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Lions, Tigers and Bears, oh my! It is not uncommon for professional sports teams to be named after courageous, cunning, or speedy animals (or maybe pretty birds in the case of the Blue Jays and Cardinals), but some teams opt to honor notable characters from history like the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Pirates and Texas Rangers, [...]

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For those of you wondering what is going on with the criminal weapon possession case against former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress, the parties have created some recent news. Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, who is charging Burress, implied in public comments that Burress, during plea discussions, [...]

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Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King recently wrote an interesting piece posing his thoughts on the future of the National Football League (NFL) in the context of labor negotiations. The current form of the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) will govern league relations until 2011. However, if a new agreement is not reached [...]

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