Sports Media: Big Ten Close to Media Rights Deal with Fox, CBS, & NBC

A B1G (pun intended) shoe is set to drop in the college sports media world. According to multiple reports, the Big Ten conference is poised to strike a media rights deal with Fox Sports, CBS, and NBC. The deal would end the conference’s 40-plus-year relationship with ESPN.

The deal is expected to be worth $1 BILLION annually.

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Philadelphia and Reading…Perfect Together! Flyers and Royals Extend Partnership

The Philadelphia Flyers and the Reading Royals have announced and extension of their partnership. Reading, the Flyers ECHL affiliate, has signed an affiliation agreement through the 2023-24 season with an option for a third.

Reading has been the Flyers primary ECHL affiliate since 2014-2015 season.

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AEW Fight Forever: All Elite Wrestling Debuts Trailer and Info on Debut Video Game

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and THQNordic unveiled a new trailer and game play information for the highly anticipated AEW: Fight Forever video game.

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Philadelphia Eagles are Worth $4.7 BILLION

Sportico unveiled their annual list of professional sports team valuations on Tuesday. The Philadelphia Eagles make the Top Ten of most valuable NFL franchises and the Top Fifteen of North American sports teams.

The Birds ranked ninth with a value of $4.7 billion. That’s BILLION, with a capital B.

Jeffrey Lurie bought the franchise from idiot Norman Braman in 1994 for a cool $185 million. That’s not a bad investment!

The Eagles also saw their value increase from the previous year. The Eagles value shot up 21% from 2021 to 2022.

The average NFL franchise valuation is now above $4 billion a year. The average team saw an 18% increase in year over prior.

Here’s how the NFL Top Ten breaks down:

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Adidas Will Stop Making NHL Uniforms After 2023-24

ESPN is reporting that NHL uniform maker, Adidas, will not renew its contract when it expires after the 2023-24 season. Adidas took over the NHL’s uniforms in 2017.

That noise you hear is fans celebrating. Yes, there are people that really care about this stuff.

Adidas is responsible for bringing the “Reverse Retro” program to the league in the 2020-21 season. The program, which has been Adidas’s most popular move on the ice, will return this upcoming season.

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