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Sports Business Digest:
When you've had a relationship with another company for more than half a century, continuing to do business together just makes sense.
And that's exactly what Topps and the NFL decided to do. Both companies have decided to extend their multi-year licensing agreement, with Topps activating the partnership in time with the new NFL season -- when they will unveil their highly coveted Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III rookie cards.
“At Topps, we take great pride in our enduring relationship with the NFL,” says Ryan O’Hara, Chief Executive Officer and President of The Topps Company. “We’re thrilled to know we’ll be in business with the league for years to come.”
“Our commitment to creating exciting and innovative product is as strong as ever and this deal will allow Topps to continue offering collectors the most sought-after football cards in the industry,” asserted Doug Kruep, Vice President and General Manager, Sports & Entertainment of The Topps Company. (via press release)
Look for Topps latest NFL set to debut this September.
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NFL.com released this video Tuesday of Washington Redskins rookie QB Robert Griffin III taking a shot at being a tour guide for our nation's capital.
Result: Fail (although we do admire his tree dodging).
Watch as Griffin drives the tour bus around DC and confuses the Jefferson Memorial with the Lincoln Memorial:
The Washington Redskins want you to show your support for RGIII with their QB Showdown Rivalry T-Shirt for $35.00. The QB showdown between Robert Griffin and Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is August 25, at FedEXField.
By looking at Robert Griffin III, one wouldn’t necessarily peg him as a huge nerd, but apparently, he has at least some comic book nerd-ness to him, as a peek at his locker reveals that he has several action figures posed inside along with slogans posted underneath them and together, serve as motivation for the Washington [...]
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III showed off the shrine inside his locker to the media this week.
For those who care, he has Spider-Man, Captain America, Incredible Hulk action figures as well as a Baylor Bear, according to The Associated Press, via NFL.com.
Griffin also has messages posted underneath each figure. He has the word “Amazing” under...
Daniel Snyder and the Washington Redskins are notoriously big spenders. You have to generate revenue somehow. Apparently the Skins are running out of ideas to generate that revenue, as Washington is now selling commemorative T-shirts for a preseason game. That's because the Redskins are getting ready for the preseason game to (hopefully) end all preseason games -- the granddaddy...
Whether you are a Redskins fan or not, it’s becoming difficult not to like rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner first raised eyebrows when his obsession for socks went mainstream at the Heisman ceremony and Griffin wore a pair with a Superman cape hanging from them. Apparently Griffin’s obsession for superheroes [...]
Robert Griffin III, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner, spoke with fellow Washington Redskins player Adam Carriker in an interview about growing up as a wrestling fan and more. Check out the highlights:
On what he watched in the 1990s: ”I watched a little bit of WCW and WWF, at the time. I was a huge Goldberg fan when he had that long winning streak, which I think was ended by Kevin...
If you are a fan of Washington pro sports, then you are all wrapped up in the controversy over the pitch count for Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg. If you are a listener of sports talk radio in DC, then you heard a lot of angst about Robert Griffin III's playing time in Saturday's preseason game against the Chicago Beats. Same fans want to limit RG3's pitch count...
2012 Early Heisman Watch
We watched RG3, Trent Richardson and Andrew Luck battled it out last year for the ultimate prize of winning the Heisman Trophy. Robert Griffin III was able to dazzle us with his throws, his legs, and celebrations and ended up taking home the trophy.
Now that 2011 is over, it is time to look ahead at the candidates that might be taking home the prize...
Week 1 of the preseason is less about analysis than it is celebrating The Return of NFL Football. It is for reveling in the moment. It's about seeing your favorite team hit the field for the first time in a seeming eternity. As long as no key player goes down with serious injury, the preseason opener is largely ceremonial. But now that the initial breathless"here...