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NFL Removes Cap on Concussion Damages for Players

Revised agreement provides wide range of benefits to retired NFL players and families

The agreement also states that the NFL will set aside $10 million for education on…

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ESPN Will Have Bitcoin-Sponsored Football

Post-season NCAA game will be sponsored by a U.S. bitcoin payment startup

ESPN’s NCAA football game in St. Petersburg will be sponsored by startup Bitpay, making it…

By Patrick Austin

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USA Robot To Compete In World Cup Soccer Challenge

Marquette University's cybernetic creations will take the field in Brazil.

With the hype of the World Cup Tournament in full swing, Americans are focused on…

By Kevin L. Clark

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15 Powerful World Cup Photos From The Real Rio

With FIFA standing to make money, why hasn't it hit the barrios?

Record revenue is expected from this year’s World Cup in Brazil, with the estimated total…

By Kevin L. Clark

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RECAP: Beats By Dre Premieres ‘The Game Before The Game’

Pegged to the upcoming World Cup, company doubles down on billionaire status

Check out highlights from the world premiere showing of Beats by Dre’s ‘The Game Before…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Patti Labelle to Headline 15th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

Over the course of fifteen years, Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has brought together amazing performances and special guests

If in New York City area, would you consider attending?

By Kimberly Wilson

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“The Blind Side” Home on Sale for $3.9 Million

Buckhead 14,000 square foot home for sale.

Would you buy it if you had the money?

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Another Tackle! After Retirement, Ray Lewis Nabs Gig on ESPN

Retired Ravens linebacker finds new position off the field.

Ray Lewis will be making appearances on several television and radio shows, ESPN announced.

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Ray Lewis Responds to Rant of Wife of Patriots Wide Receiver

All is forgiven

Anna Burns Welker wife of New England Patriot wide receiver Wes Welker took to Facebook…

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Football Star Brian Banks Inks Deal With Las Vegas Locomotives

After exoneration in rape case, football star signs deal

After exoneration in rape case, football star signs deal

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Democratic National Convention Beats Football in Ratings

Democratic convention ratings beat out the RNC and football kickoff

Democratic convention ratings beat out the RNC and football kickoff

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Donovan McNabb Joins The NFL Network Broadcast Team

Will he ever return to the playing field?

Will he ever return to the playing field?

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FAMU Halftime to Replace Marching Band With Musical Artists

After hazing death of drum major, university makes vital changes

After hazing death of drum major, university makes vital changes

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#GT2012: Football, Flirting and Fun Is Jersey Girl Sports’ Triple Threat

Entrepreneurs Angela Davis and Marcelle English engage female sports fans while mining opportunities for corporate partnerships

Angela Davis and Marcelle English, partners in Jersey Girl Sports (JGS), an Atlanta-based media and…

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Notorious B.I.G. once rhymed, "There’s rules to this stuff. I wrote me a manual."  Though it applied to a different type of game, Christopher Wallace was on to something. Now that the 2012 NFL Draft is over, many players will need a guide to  keep them out of the gossip blogs, tabloids, and bankruptcy courts. We’ve seen so many athletes come into the NFL broke and leave in the same way. It’s a cycle we must stop. So, before these athletes get caught up, perhaps they should read The Five Draft Commandments. (What!) ---Christian Law


Left, 2012 NFL First-round draft pick Fletcher Cox of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Hunter Martin/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images)

New Money: The Five (NFL) Draft Commandments

Rookies should heed these rules of finance and life to avoid pitfalls

With the 2012 NFL Draft complete, here are some rules of money (and life) that…

By Christian Law

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In 1992, the average cost per 30 seconds for a Super Bowl ad was $850,000, and now that number has more than quadrupled. With an average increase of $100,000 per year, the NFL has stated that 2012’s average cost per 30 seconds of airtime for America’s largest annual sporting event is $3.5 million.

As Chrysler took the title of the most expensive Super Bowl commercial to air in the history of the event last year with its two-minute spot, audiences everywhere are left to wonder if any brand will ever supersede the car company’s “Imported From Detroit” ad. While some brands have been said to spend $4 million for a half-minute spot this year, only time will tell.

As the New York Giants win of Super Bowl XLVI concluded just hours ago, and fans going crazy over a new crop of memorable spots from Doritos, Chevy, and Pepsi commercials, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at the most expensive ads to air over the past decade during February’s main event. —Amber McKynzie

12 Most Expensive Super Bowl Commercials of the 21st Century

Taking a look back at the most costly Super Bowl spots of each year of the new millenium

In addition to the game itself, Super Bowl commercials are a major draw. Here are…

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The End of the NBA Lockout Excites Small Business Owners

Entrepreneurs whose yearly profits are tied to the NBA season let out a sigh of relief

The NBA lockout didn’t just upset fans but the financial power of entrepreneurs who make…

By Mia N. Hall

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Jimmy Graham: A Story of Survival & Beating the Odds

Overcoming abuse and abandonment, the inspiring NFL star tackles life head on

Before he was an NFL star Jimmy Graham was an orphan abandoned by his mother…

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5 Ways to Cash In On Your College’s Homecoming

See how you can bank on the big event

BE Next gives you five suggestions on how to bank on your college’s homecoming …

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What If Every Ex-Con Could Get A Deal Like Michael Vick?

After paying his debt to society, the football star signs a $100 million dollar deal--and a second chance elusive to most

After paying his debt to society, the football star signs a $100 million dollar deal–and…

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NFL Players’ Negotiator Maintains Game Face

Organization leader fights tough battle to protect athletes' interests during lockout

DeMaurice Smith, president of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), navigates player negotiations with…

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WATCH: Interview with NFL’s Plaxico Burress

Just days after his release from prison, the NFL receiver talks to correspondent Shannon Lanier about his career, his brand and his future

Just days after his release from prison, NFL receiver Plaxico Burress goes on the record…

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Why the Big Bowl Games Are Big Business

Washington DC official discusses economic impact the Military Bowl could have on the city

The University of Maryland Terps will face the East Carolina University Pirates in the 2010…

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New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace (97) walks off the field after the Jets’ 30-17…

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Favre, Vikings Lead Saints 14-7 After 1

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Both high-flying offenses got off to a roaring start, with Brett…

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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) is tackled by New York Jets safety Kerry…

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Manning, Colts Drop Jets 30-17, Reach Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Perfection doesn’t matter when you’re already the best and heading for the…

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** CORRECTS TO KEVIN O’CONNELL NOT MARK SANCHEZ ** New York Jets quarterback Kevin O’Connell…

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning warms up before the AFC Championship NFL football game against…

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Raiders Say Evaluation Of Cable Is ‘ongoing’

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are denying a report by ESPN that they…

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Florida’s Meyer Feeling Better, Staying Involved

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Urban Meyer is working out regularly, eating better and…

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Vikings Vs. Saints A Tasty Dish In New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — What a spicy Cajun mix for the NFC championship game.
Brett Favre,…

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Raiders Hire Assistant With Cable Still In Limbo

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders finally made a coaching decision, bringing Mike Waufle…

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NFL Viewership Highest In 16 Years

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has drawn the most viewers for the divisional round…

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Are You Experienced, Saints And Vikings?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The last time the Minnesota Vikings made the Super Bowl, Brett…

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Harvin Misses Practice, Questionable For Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s Percy Harvin, the reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the…

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Former footballer Amos Zereou scores a culinary victory

After a seven-year career as an NFL running back, Amos Zereoué finds running his West…

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