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Rose: Clemens, Bonds deserving of Hall, too

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:58
Pete Rose doesn't think he's the only all-time great relegated to the margins in Cooperstown who is deserving of a second chance. He says Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds are also worthy.
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Urlacher wasn't 'comfortable' at Bears facility

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:57
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher admitted on Tuesday he "didn't feel all that comfortable being around" the team's facility during the reign of ex-general manager Phil Emery.
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Rodgers upset refs take air out of footballs

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:48
Aaron Rodgers says NFL referees take air out of footballs to be used in games, and he doesn't think it should happen.
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Narrower goal posts, longer PATs in Pro Bowl

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:47
The NFL will have narrower uprights and longer kicks for extra-point tries at the Pro Bowl.
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Rocky run: Fans see Stallone at iconic stairs

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:41
A group of tourists who ran up the "Rocky" steps in Philadelphia got a knockout photo at the top -- a picture with Rocky himself.
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Sources: MLB looks to trim inning breaks

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:40
Under a new proposal by Major League Baseball, pitchers would be required to finish their warm-up pitches and be ready to make their first pitch of an inning 30 seconds before the end of all between-inning commercial breaks, sources told ESPN.com.
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Ravens hire ex-Bears coach Trestman as OC

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:25
The Baltimore Ravens hired former Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman to be their offensive coordinator.
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Timeless Ticket or Unique Crowdfunding?

NASC - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:20

The Milwaukee Brewers are making available to fans a deal they call the “Timeless Ticket.” In engraved brass, the over sized one-pound ticket will allow the ticket holder to attend any single game, anytime in the future.

So, you may ask, what’s the savings in that? A thousand dollars for one ticket?

Well, let’s say the Brewers make it to the World Series (remember, it’s a “Timeless Ticket” good for anytime in the future). Face value tickets are expensive enough to the postseason, and secondary market tickets can be outrageous. So, if you happen to have one of these Timeless Tickets, you can give the team a bit of notice and tell the front office you want to redeem your Timeless Ticket for a World Series game. Now, the cost doesn’t seem so out of line.

But wait! There’s more!

The team also says the package now includes ticket vouchers to attend nine additional Brewers regular season home games of the owner’s choice, excluding Opening Day and Postseason.

As of last week, the team had sold 240 Timeless Tickets. Multiply that by a thousand, and yes, you get $240,000 in the bank.

The tickets may become treasured heirlooms to be passed down among Brewer fans, or indeed they may be cashed in for a postseason game. Either way, the Brewers have cash up front for a game that may not be played for decades, and fans get a personalized memento from their favorite team.

And oh yes, they get lots of publicity for the team.

In a time where every sports entity is looking for creative ways to sell tickets to their events, the Brewers have come up with one that can pay off now for them, and later for their fans.

What do you think? Would something like this work in your organization? Give your opinion on the NASC Facebook page and let us know how you feel.

Jackie Reau
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Kubiak the 'perfect fit' as new Broncos coach

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 14:54
Former Denver Broncos quarterback and assistant coach Gary Kubiak vowed to help return the Broncos to championship prominence as he was formally introduced Tuesday as the team's new head coach.
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Jags hire Marrone as assistant head coach

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 13:27
The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone to be an assistant head coach for offense and offensive line coach.
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D. Johnson denies having cocaine problem

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:33
Dustin Johnson, who reportedly had been suspended by the PGA Tour for a positive drug test last summer but who the tour says is on a leave of absence, denied he has a cocaine problem, according to an interview with SI.com.
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Dalton replaces injured Rodgers in Pro Bowl

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:13
Andy Dalton is headed to the Pro Bowl.
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Source: Fangio hired to run Bears defense

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:34
Former 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will take the same position with the Chicago Bears on new coach John Fox's staff, a league source confirmed.
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Harbaugh hires son as Michigan assistant

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:31
Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh has hired his son, Jay, to be the Wolverines' tight ends coach and assistant special teams coordinator.
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Belichick likens Wilson's ability to Staubach's

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:30
When Bill Belichick started watching Russell Wilson as part of Super Bowl preparations, Wilson's ability reminded him of Roger Staubach's.
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Report: Colts INT led to NFL's football probe

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 09:21
An interception by Indianapolis Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson during Sunday's AFC Championship Game is what led to an NFL investigation into whether the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs, Newsday reports.
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UFC's Jones: 'No room to be cocaine addict'

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 01:22
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has taken responsibility for using cocaine last year but says he has never been more than a recreational user and does not have a drug problem.
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Azarenka cruises past Stephens in opener

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:12
Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka continued her comeback from a foot injury with a convincing 6-3, 6-2 win over Sloane Stephens on Tuesday and next will have to play US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki, who beat 18-year-old Taylor Townsend 7-6 (1), 6-2.
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Georgetown upsets No. 4 Villanova in rout

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:07
Georgetown took over first place in the Big East on Monday night with an old-fashioned, push-and-shove win worthy of the conference's legacy of physical play, forcing 17 turnovers and holding Villanova to 34 percent shooting in a 78-58 victory.
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Rose voices frustration after sixth loss of 8

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 23:57
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose isn't holding in his frustration any longer.
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