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Michael Tracey
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  • ESPN Looking for Sportsbook
    01 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Warmup Mac Jones was named the New England Patriots starting QB after the team released Cam Newton yesterday morning. Jones’ jersey sold out in the Patriots Pro Shop within two hours of the announceme...
  • DraftKings and Simplebet Make Micro-Betting Deal
    27 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Warmup Tony Hawk, in collaboration with water company Liquid Death, sold 100 skateboards painted with a vial’s worth of his own blood. The boards were $500 each and immediately sold out with proceeds ...
  • New Alliance Forms in College Athletics
    25 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Warmup The University of Cal Berkeley and crypto exchange FTX have agreed on the first ever collegiate crypto naming rights sponsorship: FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium. FTX will pay Learfiel...
  • Milwaukee Brewers Get MVP Investor
    23 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Warmup According to Sam Rapoport, Sr. Director at the NFL, exactly half the league have hired women in coaching positions: Top Stories Giannis Antetokounmpo buys stake in Milwaukee Brewers (per Sporti...
  • MLB Leaving Topps After 70 Years
    20 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Warmup Alabama football defensive back Ga'Quincy "Kool-Aid" McKinstry has signed an NIL deal with who else? Kool-Aid Top Stories Fanatics takes over as exclusive licensee for MLB cards from Topps (per...
  • Fanatics Looking to Sports Betting
    18 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Warmup An amazing story coming out of the Olympics: Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk auctioned off her Olympic silver medal to help an 8-month-old boy with heart surgery and a Polish store chai...
  • European Soccer To Get $7.1B Relief Package
    16 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Warmup An amazing NIL deal coming out of BYU is that Utah based company Built Bar will pay for the tuition of all 36 walk-ons on the BYU football team. BYU FOOTBALL @BYUfootball BIG things happening a...
  • Adidas Sells Off Reebok Brand
    13 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Warmup The White Sox beat the Yankees on a walk off home run by Tim Anderson last night at the site of the movie Field of Dreams where a stadium was built and designed to look like the movie. How can ...
  • Bills Leaving Buffalo?
    04 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Warmup Gold medal winners are compensated differently around the world: Singapore: $737K Kazakhstan: $250K Malaysia: $236K Italy: $213K The Philippines: $200K Hungary: $168K Brazil: $49K Japan: $45K U...
  • Texas And Oklahoma To Join The SEC
    02 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Warmup The Cleveland Indians announced they would be changing their name after the 2021 season to the Cleveland Guardians. Top Stories Texas and Oklahoma leaving the Big 12 for the SEC (per ESPN) Texa...
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