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Marketplace Morning Report

NFL competitor punts before the end of its first season

by Andy Uhler Apr 3, 2019
The Alliance of American Football suspended operations three weeks early.
Marquise Williams #12 of the San Antonio Commanders passes during an Alliance of American Football game against the Arizona Hotshots at the Alamodome on March 31, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.
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For the NFL and NBA, more points mean more money

by Andy Uhler Jan 3, 2019
The NFL playoffs begin this weekend amid a scoring boom in football — and basketball as well.
Los Angeles Rams teammates Josh Reynolds #83 and Tyler Higbee #89 celebrate a touchdown during the highest-scoring Monday Night Football game ever on November 19, 2018.
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For big sporting events, when is a sellout a sellout?

by Andy Uhler Nov 27, 2018
Teams can basically say whatever they want because there’s no standard.
The Dallas Cowboys including La'el Collins #71 and Cole Beasley #11 celebrate the fourth quarter touchdown by Dak Prescott #4 against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on November 22, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.
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There may be more empty seats at college football games than official numbers report

by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Aug 31, 2018
That’s what data obtained by the Wall Street Journal’s senior sports reporter Rachel Bachman shows. According to numbers of ticket scans from the 2017 season, only 71 percent of the people reported in official attendance numbers actually showed up to…
By The Numbers

FIFA World Cup by the numbers

by Andy Uhler Jul 13, 2018
Every four years, the Men's FIFA World Cup final is widely recognized as the most-watched event in the world.
A general view of Brazuca and the FIFA World Cup Trophy at the Maracana before the adidas Brazuca launch at Parque Lage on December 3, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A battle for World Cup supremacy happens off the pitch

by Andy Uhler Jun 14, 2018
Every four years, the soccer tournament turns into an epic branding battle between Nike and Adidas.
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I've always wondered...

How are sports fines set?

by Andy Uhler Mar 29, 2018
And does fining players actually work?
Fans cheer during the sixth inning between the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 30, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Pizza Hut is now the official pizza of the NFL

by Andy Uhler Feb 28, 2018
Pizza Hut is replacing Papa John’s, which announced yesterday it was ending its contract with the National Football League. The league’s viewer numbers are down over the last couple of years. And a few months ago, Papa John’s then-CEO John…

The NFL's owners look a lot different from the players

by Andy Uhler Feb 2, 2018
Teams are owned almost exclusively by white men. Here's a look at why.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft raises the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston.
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5 things you need to know about the Super Bowl economy

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Jan 26, 2018
It's not always worth it for the host city.
Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after his team won Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 
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