Jordan fights back tears during award speech

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:18
A humbled and emotional Michael Jordan fought back tears, feeling vindicated after years of criticism, after being named the Charlotte Business Journal's Business Person of the Year.
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Waiters digs on Cavs: OKC gives me the ball

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:29
Dion Waiters, to put it lightly, is very happy with his new surroundings after being acquired by the Oklahoma City Thunder in a three-team trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Forbes: 11 NBA teams now worth over $1B

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:24
Boosted by Steve Ballmer's league-record $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers, the franchise values of NBA teams rose an average of 72 percent in one year, according to new estimates released by Forbes on Wednesday.
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Cards' Campbell gives record $1.6M to Canes

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:38
Less than two months after receiving its largest donation from a former athlete, the University of Miami athletic department has received an even larger gift.
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Sources: 11 of 12 Pats footballs underinflated

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:29
footballs were inflated 2 pounds per square inch below what's required by NFL regulations during the Pats' 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, according to sources.
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Nadal survives in five; Feds overcomes 'sting'

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 07:34
Rafael Nadal persevered through stomach cramps to fend off American qualifier Tim Smyczek in five sets Wednesday to advance to the third round of the Australian Open.
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Arrest warrant issued for Taylor after plea

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 06:24
Boxer Jermain Taylor has pleaded not guilty to accusations he pointed a gun at a man's head and threatened to shoot three small children in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Surfer dos Santos shot dead by off-duty cop

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 02:05
Brazilian professional surfer Ricardo dos Santos has died after being shot outside his beach home by an off-duty police officer.
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Harrisons help Kentucky hold off Vanderbilt

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 23:50
Kentucky twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison combined for 11 points down the stretch that were key in helping the top-ranked Wildcats hold off pesky Vanderbilt 65-57 on Tuesday night.
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Durant injures elbow: 'Just a little stinger'

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 23:33
Thunder star Kevin Durant said a bruised right elbow won't prevent him from playing in Wednesday's game against his hometown Washington Wizards.
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Sharapova survives scare at Aussie Open

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 23:19
Maria Sharapova saved two match points in a narrow escape against No. 150-ranked Alexandra Panova at the Australian Open on Wednesday, advancing to the third round with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 win.
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Sources: 11 of 12 Pats' footballs under-inflated

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 22:34
The New England Patriots had 11 of their 12 allotted game footballs under-inflated by 2 pounds of air (PSI) less than what's required by NFL regulations, according to sources either involved or familiar with the investigation of Sunday's AFC title game.
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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
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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
Game Day Communications
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