Franchises

Rangers join ranks offering tickets for vaccine

Morning Buzz / Monday, June 21, 2021
The MLB Rangers "will join in the incentivization-for-vaccination program throughout the country, offering free tickets to those who take a COVID-19 vaccine" for today's game against the A's at Globe Life Field. The vaccination distribution "will take place on the upper suite level." Those who receive the first shot of...

Fire unveil new logo for '22 season

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
The Fire unveiled the club's new crest for the '22 season, and it "ditches the 'Fire Crown' logo and brings some reminders but stops short of restoring the team's original badge," according to Jeremy Mikula of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The new, circular crest was released last Friday...

Detractors question 76ers' process after another playoff exit

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
The top-seeded 76ers bowed out of the NBA Playoffs last night after losing Game 7 at home to the 5th-seeded Hawks, and it will be "added to the list of 76ers disappointments," according to Keith Pompey of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. The 76ers were "booed off the court in the final...

High Blue Jays ticket prices pushing fans' limits in Buffalo

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
The Blue Jays are "re-evaluating all ticket protocols going forward" at Sahlen Field, as some upcoming and recent games are "really pushing the limit of fans' wallets," according to Mike Harrington of the BUFFALO NEWS. Only one game (July 1) has even a single ticket less than...

Las Vegas officially getting NLL expansion team

Morning Buzz / Monday, June 21, 2021
A new NLL team in Las Vegas has been formally announced, and it "has some heavy hitters in its ownership group," including Wayne Gretzky , golfer  Dustin Johnson , Nets coach Steve Nash and Nets Owner Joe Tsai . The co-owners are launching...

Mavs bring Nowitzki in as advisor as questions mount over team's future

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
Former Maverick Dirk Nowitzki has "officially returned to the franchise fold" as an "advisor in the search for a new" GM and coach, according to Brad Townsend of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban said, “His insights and input are of course invaluable. And I’m excited...

Washington Football Team has trademark request denied

Daily / Monday, June 21, 2021
The USPTO issued an "initial refusal of the Washington Football Team's application to trademark the name, creating a hurdle for the team to keep it on a permanent basis," according to Sam Fortier of the WASHINGTON POST. The USPTO's decision came almost one year after the initial filing in...

Rick Welts won’t be on the sidelines for long

Weekly / Monday, June 21, 2021
Golden State Warriors President and COO Rick Welts will leave his job on June 30, ending a 46-year unparalleled career in the NBA, but don’t look for the one-time Seattle SuperSonics ball boy to sit idle for too long. ...

FC Cincinnati’s picture-perfect vision for TQL Stadium

Weekly / Monday, June 21, 2021
In March 2019, Jeff Berding, president of FC Cincinnati, sent Jonathan Mallie an image of 15,000 supporters and fans marching to the club’s first match as an MLS team, at Nippert Stadium, the club’s home since its days in the USL Championship. That simple photo...