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Will the Tampa Bay Bucanners New Uniforms Generate New Sales?

So Tampa Bay has some new Unis but are they going to generate new sales for the NFL?  That is usually the deal, get rid of the stale old uniforms, come up with something new and sell a bunch of jerseys, hats and other gear to bring in a whole new bunch of cash and fill the coffers.

The problem with the strategy here is that you usually have to have a team that is a winner and not one that has real issues.  They have a cornerback in Revis that is due to be paid 16 million dollars this season and he is on a team that is not set up for that kind of cash outlay to a player no matter the caliber.  They would notTampa Bay Bucs New Uniform even pay their quarterback that kind of cash if they had a top tier one.  Face it, Tampa Bay Bucs need more than a uniform makeover, they need a team makeover and the new uniforms will not mask the real issues there.

In a league where the quarterback is king they are light in that department.  Sure, they did OK Continue reading Will the Tampa Bay Bucanners New Uniforms Generate New Sales?

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Could Matt Ryan, Falcon’s Quarterback, Be Sport’s Next Multi-Millionaire?

Joe Flacco – 6 years, 120 million dollars
Drew Brees – 20 million a year
Aaron Rodgers – 130 million dollar deal
Tony Romo – 6 years, 108 million

Matt Ryan is about to join that list of 9 figure contract owners that get handed out to the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. In the last year of his current deal, Ryan has his agent, Tom Condon, working with the Atlanta Falcons to get his new contract wrapped up before the start of the 2013 – 2014 NFL season. Although no progress has been reported Ryan is confident in a successful negotiation process and hopes to avoid the franchise tag as well has no interest in testing the free agency market.

Sure Matt Ryan is not a Super bowl champion like Joe Continue reading Could Matt Ryan, Falcon’s Quarterback, Be Sport’s Next Multi-Millionaire?

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Lydia Ko Leaves Forty Thousand Dollars on The Table at The Kraft Nabisco

New Zealand’s Junior Golfer, Lydia Ko, left another $43,000.00 on the table in Mission Hills, California last weekend. The amateur golfer, who moved to New Zealand as a child to pursue a career on the LPGA tour, ended up at 2 under for the season’s first major on the LPGA tour and was thrilled to have placed in the top 25.

Among other titles, Ko, just 15 years old, won the Canadian Open which, if she were a professional as opposed to an amateur, would have paid her a whopping $300,000.00. For most of us that would be tough to let slide. Foregoing all these winnings is not an issue with Ko and her parents as they see the bigger picture for her long term career and expects to have a long and health life on the world’s largest stage for a professional lady golfer.

Golf Week Amateur Rankings

On the Golf Week Amateur Rankings, Ko is holding strong to the top spot with American, Ashlan Ramsey, The Silent Assassin, nipping at her heels in second place. Ramsey also Continue reading Lydia Ko Leaves Forty Thousand Dollars on The Table at The Kraft Nabisco

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Robinson Cano Hires Jay Z; Plaxico Burris More Troubles

Lots of movement and activity in the sports world and with Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees canning Scott Boras and replacing him with Jay-z, the music icon and sports agent. The news surprised many and comes with Cano about to negotiate a new multi-year contract with the Yankees that should top 100 Million Dollars.

Darrius Heyward-Bey, the underachieving receiver, signed a one year deal that could max out at 3 Million Dollars with the Indianapolis Colts. The deal only guarantees about half that Continue reading Robinson Cano Hires Jay Z; Plaxico Burris More Troubles

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NFL Agrees to $42 Million Settlement

Over the next 8 years the NFL (National Football League) will payout a whopping Forty Two Million Dollars as a settlement to a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in 2009 and at it’s heart is the usage of images of retired NFL players in NFL films footage.

A fund that has recently been set up will be administrated by seven of the players that are part of the recipients of that over 5 million per year payout. The settlement was reached on Monday, March 13th and was awarded in Phoenix where the owners of the 31 NFL teams were having their winter meetings. Medical issues, Continue reading NFL Business News Trends and Notes