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The NFL Names Dawn Hudson as Its New CMO. The National Football League, beleaguered by negative publicity in recent weeks, today announced that former PepsiCo CEO Dawn Hudson is its new chief marketing officer.

The NFL Names Dawn Hudson as Its New CMO

The NFL Names Dawn Hudson as Its New CMO. Evan Weiner: Is Football Under Siege? - Dave Pear's Blog. Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS.

Evan Weiner: Is Football Under Siege? - Dave Pear's Blog

Saturday, 19 May 2011.BY EVAN WEINER NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM COMMENTARY In 1905, United States President Theodore Roosevelt used the power of the bully pulpit by ordering the Presidents of Harvard, Yale and Princeton to the Oval Office so that the heads of the three schools would work together to clean up the game of football. There was some thought that President Roosevelt could actually ban the game although history suggests that Roosevelt liked football but was aware that new rules needed to be imposed to make football safe..In 1905, eighteen players died from injuries that were suffered on the field while another 149 were reported to have serious injuries. Evan Weiner, the winner of the United States Sports Academy’s 2010 Ronald Reagan Media Award, is an author, radio-TV commentator and speaker on “The Politics of Sports Business.”

How do families with concussion concerns pick sports? When Generation X athletes were taking their first steps onto America's fields, courts and gyms in the 1970s, talk of concussion prevention was nonexistent in youth sports.

How do families with concussion concerns pick sports?

Fast forward to 2014. Baseline concussion testing and research initiatives, such as the Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit hosted by President Obama in May, are informing coaches and parents about the consequences of concussions and preventive measures to take. Recently, for example, participation in youth football has taken a hit. Enrollment in Pop Warner, the largest youth football program in the country, has decreased by nearly 9.6% since 2010.

NFL's New Marketing Approach Scores a Touchdown With Female Fans. Pop quiz: What was the most watched TV event among women in 2014?

NFL's New Marketing Approach Scores a Touchdown With Female Fans

It wasn’t the Academy Awards. Or the Grammys. Or the season finale of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It was Super Bowl XLVIII, watched by an average of 44.9 million women. Overall, they make up 46 percent of all NFL fans, and an average 63 percent of women 12 and older identify as fans. NFL Partners With Zebra Technologies To Provide Next Generation Player Tracking. NFL's 'Together We Make Football' Super Bowl Contest Kicks Off Sunday During NBC's Hall of Fame Game. Nearly half of American sports fans call pro or college football their favorite sport.

NFL's 'Together We Make Football' Super Bowl Contest Kicks Off Sunday During NBC's Hall of Fame Game

For the second season in a row, the NFL will invite millions of fans to share stories of why they love the game, according to chief marketing officer Mark Waller. NCAA suggests contact limits for football practice. NFL Is Making Millions From Twitter's Amplify Program. The National Football League is huddling with Twitter to score more highlights and exclusive game coverage on the social site through its Amplify program, which lets brands share in-tweet video clips, according to digital executives at the NFL.

NFL Is Making Millions From Twitter's Amplify Program

The league’s move to re-up on Amplify is a testament to Twitter’s second-screen strategy, which is quickly becoming a companion to live television. Last season, the NFL was among the early partners on Twitter Amplify, showing extra footage on certain game days, after games and during the off-season. Under Armour Adds Millions to Marketing Budget. FBI: Kids 13 to 17 rescued from Super Bowl prostitution. High school students, teens as young as 13 and other children reported missing by their families were among 16 juveniles rescued from forced prostitution during Super Bowl festivities in and around New Jersey, the FBI said Tuesday.

FBI: Kids 13 to 17 rescued from Super Bowl prostitution

Authorities arrested more than 45 pimps and their helpers, some of whom said they traveled to the New York region to traffic the women and juveniles at the NFL championship at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The teens, ages 13 to 17, were found in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. More than 50 women coerced into sex for money were also saved, the agency said. Some of the victims had been involved in international sex trafficking. Six children were rescued in both New Jersey and New York, and four others in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, the FBI said.

Social services, which included food, clothing and referrals to health care facilities, shelters,were provided to 70 women and juveniles. Judge preliminarily denies NFL concussion settlement. One law of sports also applies in the court of law: It's not over 'til it's over.

Judge preliminarily denies NFL concussion settlement

When a tentative $765 million settlement was reached in August in concussion suits filed by more than 4,500 former players against the NFL, both sides lauded it as a way to get help to players in a timely fashion and avoid years (maybe 10 or more) of costly legal battling and delays en route to a jury trial. Now, that's at least on hold until a federal judge agrees there's enough money in the deal to make it work. Absent that, the legal wrangling continues to trial. In Philadelphia on Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody rejected a motion for preliminary approval of the class action settlement reached by mediation.


Terry Bradshaw coping with memory loss, depression. Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw says the physical pounding sustained during his NFL career affects his memory, creating bouts of depression and challenges related to his new Vegas-styled show.

Terry Bradshaw coping with memory loss, depression

Bradshaw, who won four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, is preparing to shift the singing and storytelling show about his life to the road. America's Favorite Dumb Blonde — A Life in Four Quarters debuted in June at the Mirage casino in Las Vegas. The show will travel to Lake Tahoe, Nev., next month before making other stops across the United States. Dorsett admits suicidal thoughts. Dorsett among former players showing signs of CTE 07 Nov 13 Dorsett admits suicidal thoughts By Maggie Hendricks Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is as familiar to football fans as a torn ACL or ruptured Achilles.

Dorsett admits suicidal thoughts

It’s the degenerative brain disease that has been blamed for the suicide and untimely deaths of players including Junior Seau, Dave Duerson and Chris Henry. However, UCLA researchers have preliminary results on a test to diagnose signs of CTE in living former players. A run like no other: Triumphant touchdown transcends competition. Please Note: You may have disabled JavaScript and/or CSS. Although this news content will be accessible, certain functionality is unavailable. Skip to News « back next » Featured Photos - 9 total ( Expand ) School Dodgeball Ban: New Hampshire District Stops 'Human Target' Sports, Citing Bullying. (3) Reactions to League of Denial. New book reveals the moment the NFL could no longer ignore concussion science - ESPN The Magazine. Rodney Harrison thinks Josh Freeman might be faking his concussion.

NBC analyst Rodney Harrison decided to weigh in on Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman’s concussion. Starts 'Together We Make Football - Your Story' celebration. "Tell me a fact, and I'll learn. Tell me a truth, and I'll believe. But tell me a story, and it will live in my heart forever. " -- Ed Sabol, Founder of NFL Films The National Football League today launched Together We Make Football -- Your Story, an invitation to anyone who has been touched by the game of football -- whether as a player at any level or as a fan -- to share a story of why they love the game.

The campaign will unfold across multiple platforms throughout the NFL season, culminating with a nationally televised NFL Films documentary featuring the stories of five people who will be honored and celebrated in New York and New Jersey at Super Bowl XLVIII. 'NCIS' star Mark Harmon talks costars, hit show's 11th season. Violent hits keep coming, so is NFL changing culture? Heads Up: Good play or good ploy? ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Millions of kids still play tackle football.

How ESPN's Cowardly Decision On Concussions Is A Bullish Bet On The NFL's Future. College Football Is Focusing on Player Safety. Think The NFL Is In Decline Because Of Head Trauma Issues? Think Again. More padding the issue of concussions and better helmets.