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Why Madden NFL Dominates Release Month Sales - Even After 20 Years

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By CCN Markets: In a move that surprised absolutely no one, Madden NFL 20 pounded its way to the dominant position in US game sales figures during its release month. By now Madden has become so entrenched in the yearly gaming cycle that it's the twentieth consecutive year publisher EA pulled off the feat, according to analyst firm NPD Group. But why is Madden NFL systematically top of the pack...

Chargers Star Russell Okung Is Pumping Bitcoin at NFL Training Camp

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Russell Okung is prepping his team for the NFL season the best way he knows: by talking about bitcoin. The two-time pro-bowler tweeted out today that the first conversation of the San Diego Chargers training camp revolved around the flagship cryptocurrency.  First @NFL training camp conversation: Bitcoin. 🤷🏾‍♂️ — Russell Okung 🇳🇬 (@RussellOkung) July 24, 2019   The tweet kicked off an...

Adrian Peterson Is Dead Broke Because He Was Too Dumb to Buy Stocks

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Adrian Peterson is a football legend. The running back was a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy and followed his college success by becoming the fastest running back to hit 10,000 yards in the NFL, among other achievements. But the surefire Hall of Fame ball carrier is carrying a rather slim wallet these days. An ESPN report revealed that Peterson is broke, and owes more than $9 million to various...

Artificial Intelligence Could Slash Salaries of Overpaid NFL Star Players

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As computing power continues to improve, one company plans to take data analytics to the next level. They are using an artificial intelligence (AI) system to provide recommendations on player salaries for all National Football League (NFL) teams. Cincinnati-based Pro Football Focus (PFF) is owned by broadcaster and former Cincinnati Bengals player Cris Collinsworth. The company is in business...

Why Would NFL Star Cam Newton Offer $1,500 for Better Seat in Coach?

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NFL stars are no strangers to bizarre and even unfortunate stories, whether it's buying a Tesla or demanding to be paid in bitcoin. Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton was apparently flying from Paris to Charlotte via North Texas and offered a passenger $1,500 for a coach seat with extra legroom, according to a tweet that is making the rounds on social media. The passenger apparently valued...

Shocking! NFL Teams Punt on Player Demands to Be Paid in Bitcoin

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By CCN: NFL teams are getting pressure to pay their players in bitcoin, but so far they haven't budged. It's unclear why they would push back against a policy that would not only slash costs for the organization but would give NFL players an opportunity to begin saving and growing their earnings before retirement. Morgan Creek Digital Co-Founder and Partner Anthony Pompliano tweeted about NFL...

Gridiron Legend Joe Montana Invests in Cryptocurrency-Powered Football League

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The Fan-Controlled Football League (FCFL), has announced the addition of legendary NFL quarterback and venture capitalist Joe Montana, who will join the cryptocurrency-powered league as an investor and chief strategic adviser. Sometimes hailed as a "real-life Madden," the FCFL is a blockchain-based real-world sports league where fans make all the decisions including deciding team play calls...