Local entrepreneurs Mark Welsh and Charlie Russell last year started an app development company. And this year, they inked partnerships with ESPN fantasy football guru Matthew Berry and daily fantasy sports behemoth DraftKings for their first major endeavor.
When Drew Brees heard a 1930s-era Purdue University jersey worn by John Wooden was being sold at auction, he saw an chance to help his alma mater showcase its ties to the legendary coach. He paid a steep price for the opportunity.
At an impromptu news conference during Saturday's draft, owner Jim Irsay acknowledged the Colts had been contacted by other teams interested in Luck. The team had no interest in dealing the face of the franchise.
The NFL partnership has been strained since Papa John’s founder John Schnatter slammed the league in November, saying that declining ratings had hurt sales. He also said that Commissioner Roger Goodell mishandled the national anthem controversy.
Intense demand for chicken wings from a growing roster of retailers drove up prices last year. Restaurateurs like Buffalo Wild Wings are relieved that supply has normalized again, just in time for the Super Bowl.
A person familiar with the negotiations said Monday the Indianapolis Colts are "close" to reaching a deal that would make New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels their next head coach.