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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CBSSN to air Sport Fishing Championship season

Closing Bell / Tuesday, January 25, 2022
The Sport Fishing Championship has found a media partner as it prepares for its debut season, striking a deal with CBSSN for cable coverage of all 12 regular-season events, shoulder programming and a made-for-TV postseason SFC Champions Cup event. The deal calls for two hours of live coverage on...

NFLPA, OneTeam align with Upland for NFTs

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, January 25, 2022
The NFLPA and OneTeam Partners have struck a deal with the makers of Upland, a digital game where players buy and sell virtual real estate, to involve NFL players in the game’s new NFTs. More than 2,000 active NFL players are now part of the game’s new generation of...

NFLPA, EA Sports nix Super Bowl week events

Morning Buzz / Friday, January 21, 2022
The NFLPA is canceling all of its social activities the week of Super Bowl LVI, including the Friday night VIP party and “Smocks and Jocks,” the long-running fundraiser/art auction typically held on Saturday. Also, EA Sports confirmed it will not conduct a “physical event plan,” including the live Ultimate...

Bills stadium not in N.Y. state budget proposal

Closing Bell / Tuesday, January 18, 2022
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul ’s annual budget presentation released today included no public subsidy for a new Bills stadium because the team, Erie County and state officials have yet to agree to a cost-sharing deal. The state funding could still be inserted into the budget package before...

WFT top lawyer Damon Jones leaves for Dodgers

Closing Bell / Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Damon Jones , project lead on the Washington Football Team’s multi-billion dollar stadium development plans, has accepted a new position as Assistant GM with the Dodgers, according to his LinkedIn page and the football franchise. Jones joined WFT in November '20, part of the first tranche...

NFL source: "All systems go" for Germany game in '22

Morning Buzz / Friday, January 14, 2022
NFL insiders now fully expect the first regular-season Germany game to occur this fall, although nothing is final until the '22 schedule is released in full in May. League planners have hoped to extend the Int'l Series to continental Europe as soon as possible, but hedged on '22 considering...

Rams launch Super Bowl contest in Mexico

Closing Bell / Wednesday, January 12, 2022
In their first activation of international marketing rights, the Rams today are launching a Super Bowl ticket sweepstakes in Mexico today. Fans must submit their contact information at therams.com/sbsweeps-mx , and can win two flights, two tickets and three nights in a hotel for Super Bowl LVI at...