NFL's revenue dip in pandemic significant, but not crippling
The dip in revenue for the NFL during the pandemic has been substantial but not crippling. “None of us are going to be surprised that there’s going to be a significant drop-off from overall revenue,” union executive director DeMaurice Smith said. “Nobody is going to cry for teams that are worth an average of $2 billion,” Ganis said. And no one’s going to cry for players who are going to get reductions in salaries over the next two or three years. “Both the league and the players association recognize that there was something going on much bigger than their own interests.
Former Alabama, NY Giants coach Ray Perkins dies at 79
FILE - University of Alabama head coach Ray Perkins explains techniques to his quarterbacks in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in this March 23, 1983, file photo. (AP Photo/File)TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Ray Perkins, the former Alabama receiver who replaced Bear Bryant as Crimson Tide's coach and started the transition with the New York Giants that led to two Super Bowl titles, died Wednesday in Tuscaloosa. “I think he probably handled the circumstance of the situation he was in taking over for coach Bryant as well as anybody in the world could," Saban said after practice Wednesday. “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of coach Perkins,” Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said. In 1981, Perkins led the team to its first postseason berth since 1963.
NFL's coaching summit highlights minority candidates
The biggest takeaway following the NFL's two-day quarterback coaching summit aimed at improving the league's diversity, is that there's no shortage of qualified minority candidates waiting for opportunities to be head coaches and coordinators. (Rob Maaddi/Zoom via AP)The biggest takeaway following the NFLs two-day quarterback coaching summit is theres no shortage of qualified minority candidates waiting for opportunities to be head coaches and coordinators. It becomes reality when the people respond to it.After the 2018 season, eight head coaches lost their jobs. That makes four minority head coaches out of a possible 32 in the league. The NFL amended the Rooney Rule last month to require more interviews of minority candidates for head coaching and coordinator positions.