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Posts Tagged ‘National Football League.’

Agreement reached in retired NFL retired players money

 

Example check Sept 2007 (By Michael Kooiman via wikipedia commons)

The National Football League and the players’ union have reached an agreement on how to distribute $620 million to retired players through the legacy fund created by the new collective bargaining agreement this past summer.

All players will receive these pension increases for their lifetime, as will their eligible beneficiaries.

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & NFL news

Irsay Family celebrating 40th anniversary of ownwership of Colts

 

Jim Irsay (courtesy of SMU athletics)

The 2011 National Football League season marks the 40th anniversary of the Irsay family owning the Colts franchise.

In July, 1972, the Baltimore Colts came under new ownership as Robert Irsay acquired the team from Carroll Rosenbloom in exchange for the Los Angeles Rams.

The Irsays moved the franchise from Baltimore to Indianapolis in 1983.

In 1997, Jim Irsay became the team’s Owner & CEO.

Jim’s father Robert, was a Chicago businessman.

Since the Irsay family acquired the Colts, the team has won 297 games while appearing in the playoffs 17 times, two Super Bowls and one Super Bowl win in XLI in 2006 against Chicago.

Info courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts

NFL, ESPN agree to new Monday Night Football contract

 

ESPN SportsCenter Studio LA in January 2010 (photo by Rob Poetsch via wikipedia commons)

The NFL and ESPN have agreed on an eight-year, $1.9 billion contract extension that will keep Monday Night Football on the network through the 2021 season.

The deal is worth a total of $15.2 billion over the length of the contract according to news reports.

The current deal is worth $1.1 billion a year to the National Football League.

Info compiled from Radio & TV reports

NFL cancels Hall of Fame Game

 

Fawcett Stadium at Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio in August 1999 (photo by Paul M. Walsh via wikipedia commons)

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Thursday that the 2011 Hall of Fame Game has been canceled.

However, the Hall of Fame’s enshrinement ceremony will still take place on August 6.

The Chicago Bears and St. Louis Rams were scheduled to play in the game on August 7 in Canton, Ohio, but the commissioner said that there was not sufficient time for the two teams to prepare for the game.

Goodell said that all NFL owners wanted all 32 teams to play the same number of preseason games of four. The Rams and Bears would’ve played five each.

 

Info courtesy of the National Football League

United Football League to delay start of season

 

(courtesy of United football League via wikipedia commons)

With the National Football League trying to end its lockout and get training camps and preseason games underway, the United Football League has announced that it will be pushing back the start of its season from August to September.

The schedule switch does not help the UFL which has lost more than $100 million in the first two years of its existence.

The UFL has teams in Omaha, Hartford, Norfolk, Las Vegas and Sacramento.

The league had hoped to gain viewers and fans during the NFL lockout, by scheduling early-season games on Sundays.

 

Info compiled from staff, Radio, TV & United Football League

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