Chargers lineman Russell Okung started a conversation last week on Twitter about how fans side with billionaire owners when players ask for more money.
He’s not the only one who has thoughts on this. Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long and brother Kyle, who plays offensive line for the Bears, spoke to Omnisport Thursday about the NFL players’ fight for more guaranteed money and the fans’ reaction to the conversation.
Fisher has said he wants another NFL coaching job, but Fox has the money to pay for a big name as it devotes major resources to Thursday Night Football and its Sunday afternoon game of the week, the most-watched program in all of TV. According to SportsBusiness Daily, Fox will pay the NFL around $550 million per year through 2022 to broadcast Thursday Night Football.
Fox could slide a big name like Fisher into its No. 2 analyst role behind Troy Aikman. The network also could use Fisher on either of its two NFL Sunday pregame shows: Fox NFL Sunday and Colin Cowherd’s Fox NFL Kickoff.
Tepper, founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management, L.P., purchased the team from Richardson for a reported $2.2 billion in May.
Speaking of the outdoor games, there’s something else different about the NHL now vs. 25 years ago: They’ve gotten really good at this traveling road show thing.
These neutral site games wouldn’t just be two names on a marquee, but the NHL coming to town. Bring the trailer with the awards and the memorabilia. Invite the local hockey community to take part in the festivities, whether it’s young players taking part in the puck drop before the game or a high-school game earlier in the day on the same sheet of ice. Again, this is what the NHL has excelled at in its outdoor games, and it can easily be repeated indoors. Make it an event.
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan are live from Bristol to break down the biggest player movement from free agency thus far, including an in-depth look at John Tavares’ switch to the Maple Leafs with Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. Plus, winners and losers, as well as the last rant line of the season from suffering Islanders fans.