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NFL's business model evolving

New York-area Super Bowl means league is becoming more pragmatic

Originally Published: May 24, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

IRVING, Texas -- The biggest thing we learned at the one-day NFL spring owners meetings was how business can change a sport's tradition or rules.

A couple of years ago, the thought of an outdoor Super Bowl in New York was laughed out of the meeting room. On Tuesday, owners awarded Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 to the New York/New Jersey region after also considering bids from Tampa and South Florida.

NFL cross-ownership rules prohibit an owner of non-football franchises from getting a ...

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