Ben Fischer

Ben Fischer

Ben Fischer covers the NFL and all other professional football news for Sports Business Journal. A journalist with a unique blend of experience in government, sports and business, Fischer wrote about the New York tech startup scene, the health care industry in Washington, D.C., and politics in Ohio before joining Sports Business Journal. BEATS: NFL, NFL clubs, sponsors, broadcasters; XFL, CFL.

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NFL charts next steps in international growth

Weekly / Monday, December 5, 2022
With a successful post-pandemic return to a full international schedule now complete, the NFL is shifting its attention to a pivotal offseason for its overseas ambitions. The first priorities: getting through stadium and scheduling challenges in Mexico and Germany and hiring a new senior...

New Pro Bowl format aims to tackle viewership woes

Daily / Friday, December 2, 2022
Details were unveiled on Thursday for what the Pro Bowl will look like moving forward -- a three-hour ESPN/ABC simulcast that includes 7-on-7 flag football games, skills competitions and festival-like programming. The big question: Will the Pro Bowl manage to keep its audience despite abandoning the traditional game? TV...

Rams steer some Christmas tickets to charities

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
The Rams are trying to get ahead of a brewing Christmas Day no-show problem and steer unused season tickets to charities. Sensing both low interest from season-ticket holders and meager secondary market demand for Broncos (3-8) at Rams (3-8) at 1:30pm PT on Christmas Day (also the seventh day...

NFL, Skydance goal in venture: Even more football

Closing Bell / Tuesday, November 15, 2022
NFL Films’ new joint venture with Skydance Media starts from the proposition that the NFL still hasn’t come close to cultural saturation, despite its live games’ dominance of the Nielsen ratings. The following are all ideas expected to be produced under the new company announced today: Scripted television and...

NFL sees vast opportunity in Germany as Bucs, Seahawks near kickoff

Daily / Friday, November 11, 2022
The NFL will make its regular-season foray into a new country this weekend, and it’s a big one: Germany. The league's international division has been bullish on the Germans for years, seeing huge potential in a large, wealthy, stable democracy where sports habits feel more American than in other...