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NFL turns job fair into profits

Feb 21, 2008
The National Football League's annual job fair, known as the scouting combine, gives prospects a chance to show their stuff. It's also turned into a revenue opportunity. Kai Ryssdal talks with business of sports commentator Ed Derse about the money behind the combine.
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A dark cloud over Beijing Olympics

Feb 15, 2008
China's pollution is making some athletes shorten their stays at the Olympics or avoid them altogether. Scott Jagow talks to business of sports commentator Diana Nyad about risk to health and China's image.
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China loses Spielberg over Darfur

Feb 13, 2008
Director Steven Spielberg is withdrawing from his work in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing over China's policies and actions in Sudan. Bill Marcus reports.
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Marketing American football to Mexico

Feb 1, 2008
Mexico is home to the biggest football audience outside the U.S. and Canada, and now the NFL is trying out creative ways to market the sport there. Claudine LoMonaco reports.
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NFL blocks churches' game gatherings

Feb 1, 2008
Churches that have invited their members to big-screen viewings of the Super Bowl are being called for a penalty by the National Football League. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
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Super Bowl ads targeting women

Feb 1, 2008
Super Bowl advertisers will be targeting the 40-percent female audience this Sunday. Andrea Gardner reports the move comes as the entertainment writers' strike has shut down a lot of female-oriented programming.
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Sports fans keep paying the price

Jan 31, 2008
Will Leitch, author of "God Save The Fan," talks with Kai Ryssdal about how sports leagues take their fans for granted -- and the fans keep coming back.
Posted In: Economy, Sports

From 'Clipper Darrell' to 'Dallas Darrell'?

Jan 29, 2008
Professional sports is a cut-throat business. So it's not unusual for one team to poach top talent from a rival. What you don't see everyday is an owner trying to recruit a rival fan. Jeff Tyler reports.
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Can Super Bowl XLII teach sports fans about global warming?

Jan 26, 2008
The biggest teach-in in the U.S. is the Super Bowl, when almost 100 million of us gather around TV sets from coast to coast and enjoy the show....
Posted In: climate education, global warming, Sports, Super Bowl

NBA adapts deals to online audience

Jan 17, 2008
The NBA is going to allow its teams to sell their own digital rights. To explain what that will mean to professional basketball fans, we invited in business-of-sports commentator Ed Derse. He talks with host Tess Vigeland.
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